Providence, R.I. – The Providence Public School District has extended the hours of
its Student Registration and Placement Center, 325 Ocean St., Providence, between
now and Sept. 10 to accommodate the annual influx of new school registrations.
The extended hours are as follows:
* Mondays – Thursdays, Aug. 1 – Sept. 8: 7 AM – 4:30 PM (closed on holidays)
* Fridays, Aug. 5 – Sept. 9: 8 AM – 3:30 PM
* Saturdays, Aug. 13 – 27 and Sept. 10: 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Before visiting the registration center, parents and guardians are encouraged to
download and fill out a health history form, home language survey, a student history
form and a student information form for each student. All forms are available in
English and Spanish through the ProvidenceSchools.org website.
Parents and guardians planning a visit to the center should bring proof of each
student’s age. Proof can consist of original birth certificate, passport, green card
or I-94 card. Parents and guardians must also provide the child’s current
immunization record. Parents are encouraged to bring documentation of a recent
physical exam (within the last 12 months) if they have it. Students entering grades
1-9 must provide their most recent report card, while those entering grades 10-12
must provide any previous high school transcripts.
Additionally, parents must present their own valid photo ID, such as a passport or
driver’s license, and proof of Providence residency, such as a lease, paystub or
utility bill. Guardians must also provide official documentation affirming their
At the center, families meet with a placement counselor to review the school
placement process and answer questions. Any student who requires a language
assessment will be scheduled for a future appointment with an English Language
Learner (ELL) teacher. School placement occurs only after all assessments are
completed and all forms and documentation are received and recorded.
For more information or to view a registration checklist, visit
«Registration» tab. Registration staff may also be reached during office hours at
The Providence Public School District serves approximately 24,000 students and their
families through 23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 10 high schools and 2
public district charter schools. Our diverse student body identifies as 63 percent
Hispanic, 17 percent Black, 10 percent White, 5 percent Asian, 4 percent
Multi-racial and 1 percent Native American. Approximately 25 percent of our students
are English Language Learners.