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.

We strongly encourage all parents/guardians who need to visit the Office of Enrollment & School Choice to make an appointment in advance by calling our office at 860-695-8876.

New families to Hartford Public Schools are encouraged to complete the registration online at  2021-2022 Online Registration.
Families who have completed the online registration will receive an email notification regarding school placement.
Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.  Please call 860-695-8876  if assistance is needed. 
Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need in-person assistance.
*Face Masks are required to enter the building and must be worn in the office at all times.*

Office of Enrollment and School Choice


330 Wethersfield Ave, 1st Floor

Hartford, CT 06114

New Student Registration

  • Are you new to Hartford with a child entering grades K-12 who needs to be enrolled in school?
  • Are you a current Hartford resident with a child turning 5 years old on or before January 1, 2023 and is ready for kindergarten?
  • If so, don’t delay. Register today!
  • For information on PreK4 school readiness registration please click here


STEP 1:  Hartford Families new to the district should visit the Office of Enrollment and School Choice at 330 Wethersfield Ave, 1st floor for registration and placement.

  • Hartford Public School’s District on-time School Application for the 2022-23 school year is closed. The late application is open from March 15, 2022 – June 16, 2022. To complete a late application please visit hpschoice.com
  • If you missed the deadline and your child is new to the District or in a transitional grade (Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten) you may complete a late application by calling our offices at, (860) 695-8876 or email at schoolchoice@hartfordschools.org
  • Please note, placement in a magnet school is through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). The RSCO on-time application for the 2022-23 school year will be open for on-time applications beginning November 8, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

STEP 2: If you have not completed the online registration form for this school year (2021-2022) Click here: 2021-2022 Online Registration 


STEP 3: Call to schedule an appointment. Bring the following required documents to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice to finalize registration. If your child is attending 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.


  • Parent(s) of Student
    • Driver’s License or State Issued Identification
    • Birth Certificate
  • Legal Guardian(s)
    • Driver’s License of State Issued Identification
    • Court Document indicating custody or guardianship
  • State Appointed Custodian(s)
    • State Agency Issued Work Identification
    • DCF Notification Document (i.e. DCF 603 Form)


  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport
    • Immunization Records may be accepted if birth certificate or passport is not available


Provide 1 of the following primary documents in the name of the Parent/Guardian(s)

  • Current Mortgage Statement
  • Lease Agreement
  • Current Utility Bill (electric, gas, or water)


Provide 2 of the following secondary documents in the name of the Parent/Guardian(s) with matching addresses:

  • Current Bill (Cable or Phone)
  • Current Pay Stub
  • Current Proof of Government Benefits

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