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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.

    • Enrollment in neighborhood schools for children K–12 must be done in person. 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.

    You will need:
    • A completed PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form
    • 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.

    Download the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you have everything before visiting in person.

    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 (given and completed on-site at the time of enrollment)
      • 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: Enroll in Person

    Enrollment into neighborhood schools for grades K-12 must be done in person. If you are applying to an Early Childhood program, Step 2 is done online as part of the application process.

    Take all documents to either of the following:

    Your child's assigned school
    Need help finding the address or your schools' hours? Use Discover PPS, find your school and click "About Our School" 

    OR

    The Central Enrollment Office (year-round):
    Central Enrollment Office, (Oakland Area)
    Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building
    341 S. Bellefield Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (year-round)

    If you are applying to a Magnet Program, you must first register with your neighborhood school before the magnet application is submitted. 
     

    The Enrollment office is the hub for all PPS students. If your child needs additional services, such as special education, we will refer him or her to the appropriate department. If English is not your dominant language, the ESL office will help you enroll. To schedule an appointment, please call the ESL office at 412-529-3516 or 412-529-3620.
  • We're Here to Help 

    Use our Contact page to find the exact help you need during the process.

  • 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.