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    New to PPS Enrollment Guide
  • Whether you’re enrolling your first child in Pre–K, selecting a magnet program for the first time, or moving to the District from another place, we want to make the process simple for you. Here are a few things to get you started:

    • Early Childhood enrollment for children ages 3–5 is online. Visit the Early Childhood Enrollment page or stop in one of our Early Childhood Centers and a staff member will assist you with your online application.

    • Register for Kindergarten if your child will be 5 years old by September 30. We've created a quick guide on the process and what you will need to register.

    • Enrollment in neighborhood schools for children K–12. Every student is assigned to a neighborhood school by the student's address. You can find the school for your neighborhood on Discover PPS. To register, follow the instructions below.

    • Magnet school applications are accepted between September and December the year before your child begins the magnet program. Magnet schools are not neighborhood specific so students who reside anywhere in the District are eligible to attend. Before applying to a magnet program, your child must be registered or pre-registered with Pittsburgh Public Schools using the instructions below.
  • Step 1: Gather Supporting Documents

    Please have all the required documents on hand. Download the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you have everything.

    You will need:
    • A completed PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form
      These documents can be easily be completed on the computer. These forms, however, cannot be completed via a mobile device. Please refer to Step 3 (Option #2) below for mobile devices.
    • Evidence of the child's age. This must be a legal document, such as a copy of birth certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate.
    • Two current proofs of residency, such as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or vehicle registration, utility bills, tax statements, lease or mortgage statement, or an official public assistance letter
    • Immunization records with dates from your child’s doctor’s office or former school, or an international health certificate.


    Requested Documents: 
    The District requests that students provide the following additional documents (if available). These documents are not required as a condition of enrollment and will not delay a child's enrollment.
    • Request for Student Records Form (Grades 1st-12th)
      • Health/Physical Examination Records
      • Academic, Attendance and Special Education Records
    Did you know?
    You must use your child’s legal name when you register for school. Please do not register your child using a nickname or name other than the one shown on his or her birth certificate!
  • Step 2: Submit Enrollment Paperwork

    Enrollment and Re-enrollment into neighborhood schools can be done in several ways. If you are applying to an Early Childhood program, Step 2 is done online as part of the application process. If you are applying to a Magnet Program, you must submit your enrollment paperwork before the magnet application is submitted. 

    Documents can be submitted in the following ways:

    Option #1: Mail, Email or Fax Completed Enrollment Documents

    Use the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you are submitting all required documents! 

    You can submit the above downloadable PDF forms in the following ways. Please note that you cannot complete these PDF forms using a mobile device. Those needing to use a mobile device, please go down to Option #2: Online Enrollment Form.

    Mail to either : 

    Option#1 Your Neighborhood School (fastest method)

    If you do not know your neighborhood please use Discover PPS to find out. Please click here

    Option #2:
    Central Enrollment Office,

    Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building 
    Data, Research, Evaluation and Assessment 
    Attn: Robin Taylor Room #218 
    341 S. Bellefield Ave. 
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

    Email* or Fax: 

    #1 Your Neighborhood School (fastest method)

    If you do not know your neighbor please use Discover PPS to find out. Please click here


    #2 Central Enrollment Office

    Email: studentinfo@pghschools.org
    Fax: 412-224-6080


    Option #2: Online Enrollment Form

    You may also submit your enrollment form to us completely online.

    Please follow this link to complete our Online Enrollment Form. You will be asked to upload documents, so please be sure to have these ready before you start the process.

  • We're Here to Help 

    If you have any questions, or need assistance filling out the enrollment forms, please submit a Let’s Talk ticket (found in the left-hand corner of the screen) 

    Please make sure to provide a full name, an email address to respond to, and a valid phone number. Our Central Enrollment Office will reach out to help.

  • Browsing Options? Determine which type of school is right for your child. 


    Early Childhood
    Early Childhood Programs provides children, ages three to five, a comprehensive, full day educational program designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths and needs of the individual child and family.

    K-12 Neighborhood Schools
    Every student is assigned to a neighborhood school by the student's address. Neighborhood schools are also referred to as "feeder" schools. Addresses in the same area are grouped into a feeder pattern and assigned to the same school.

    K-12 Magnet Schools
    Magnet schools and programs allow students to pursue special interests, talents or career goals. Magnet schools are not neighborhood specific so students who reside anywhere in the District are eligible to attend. Students must apply.

    CTE Programs
    CTE provides students with the opportunity to receive technical skills that are in demand in the job market and college credit. Students will earn workforce certifications while in school.
    Online Academy
    Pittsburgh Online Academy's comprehensive program allows students to work asynchronously at their own pace while being supported by high-qualified teachers that provide visual support.