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Welcome to Hartford Public Schools! In partnership with our families and communities, we inspire and prepare all students to meet success in and beyond school. The Office of Enrollment and School Choice stands ready to assist you throughout enrollment process.  All children who reside in Hartford are eligible to enroll in our schools.

Hartford Public Schools requires all students to be fully registered prior to school entry.  A parent or guardian must register students under the age of 18.  We are pleased to announce that registration is now simplified with our online PowerSchool registration system.

Parents/guardians are invited to visit the Office of Enrollment & School Choice located at:

280 Trumbull Street - Ground Level
Hartford, CT 06103
or call our office in advance at 860-695-8876

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Language Assistance available by calling (860) 695-8876 or by visiting our office at 280 Trumbull Street in Hartford on the ground level.


  • Children entering Pre-K through Grade 12 that are new or returning to Hartford

  • Hartford resident children turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024

  • Children that received and accepted a placement offer through the HPS District Choice Placement process

  • Children that received and accepted a placement offer through the Regional School Choice application into a Hartford Public School


STEP 1:  If your child is new to the Hartford District or in a transitional grade (Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten), you must complete an online pre-registration.  

2023-2024 Registration
for enrollment August 2023 - June 2024

2024-2025 Registration
for enrollment August 2024 - June 2025
(First Day of School: August 27, 2024)

For Hartford-resident students enrolling and will attend school for the remainder of this school year.  

(Last day of school June 14, 2024)

Please click here to start the registration.

At this time, registration for the upcoming school year is only open for students who accepted HPS magnet school placements through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO).  

For detailed instructions, please contact the magnet school directly (see below for contact information).

Click here to register for a magnet school (accepted students only).

STEP 2: Visit our offices at 280 Trumbull Street , 1st FL in Hartford and bring all required documents to finalize registration.

Note: The registration will not be considered finalized until we have verified your ID in-person. 

*If your child is registering at a magnet school, please bring the registration documents to the school. 


In order to finalize the registration, proof of guardianship, student’s age, and residency are required. Please bring the following documents to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice to finalize the registration.

  • Please click HERE for the complete list of Required Documents.

If the parent/guardian is unable to provide proof of residency due to living with family member of friend, a Certification of Residency Form must be completed and notarized by both parties.  Also a proof of residency document must be provided by the Hartford resident.

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides special legal protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including homeless “unaccompanied youth” who are not in the custody of a parent or guardian. Children experiencing homelessness or displacement have a right to enroll in school even if their families cannot produce enrollment documentation. Assistance is available at the time of registration. 


Proof of grade is Not required to complete the registration.  However, if it is provided at the time of registration, school staff will have the opportunity to plan for your child’s class schedule.    

  • For Students entering KG – Grade 8

    • Latest Report Card or Progress Report

  • For Students Entering Grade 9 -12

    • Transcript or Latest Report Card

STEP 3: Prepare for the First Day of School – Attend!