K-8 Enrollment

Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's  boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time. To find your neighborhood school visit the K-8 Public Schools Boundary Map page.

Registration is required for:

  • All Kindergarten students
  • Children who have moved to another city neighborhood over the summer
  • Children new to Philadelphia
  • Children transferring in from private, parochial and charter schools

Visit your neighborhood school to register your child and be sure to bring:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s up-to-date immunization records
  • Child’s last report card (not necessary for Kindergarten students)
  • Current proof of address in the parent or legal guardian’s name

Current proof of address can be a:

  • Gas bill
  • Electric bill
  • PA driver’s license
  • PA vehicle registration
  • Pay stub
  • Voter Registration Card 
  • Lease

For information on applying to schools outside of your catchment, visit the School District’s website, or the Office of Student Placement at 215-400-4290.

Special note from the Philadelphia School District about neighborhood elementary and middle schools: In an effort to increase transparency and present viable school options, the District will examine the enrollment trends and building utilization of every neighborhood elementary and middle school to create a list of schools that have available seats to receive out-of-boundary students. Families can choose up to five schools from the list to apply to for Fall 2014 admission. Please be advised that any requests for neighborhood elementary/middle schools that do not appear on the list will be automatically declined. To view the list of PSD public schools which will take transfers, click here [PDF].

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