Please be sure to have the packet completed (found below) prior to dropping off and copies of all required documentation. Registration packages will not be accepted until all documentation is complete.

Designated times for drop off and review of packets will be Monday – Friday (8-2:30) at 207 Forest Ave, Business Office.

This link is to a CHECKLIST of items that you can print but the items are also listed below. 

ALL GRADES K-12 (complete one registration packet per child)

  • Registration Information Sheet
  • Home Language Survey
  • Residency Proof documents
    • Mortgage/Lease document
    • Payment Receipt
    • Utility Bill with the new address
    • License with the new address (please bring a photocopy)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Medical Records – including immunizations
  • School Nurse Health Information & Medical Emergency Information
  • Request for Release of Records for Applicable Grade Level
    • Elementary, Middle, High School- forms can be found below
  • Student’s most recent Report Card
  • One-time Consent to Access Mass Health Benefits
  • Student Information Media Release Procedure
  • 7th Grade World Language Form (if applicable, the form can be found below)
  • Custodial Papers (If applicable): Legal documents proving custody, custodianship, guardianship

Click on each item below to access the PDF version of the document for printing. If you cannot access any of these items, please email

Please see the FAQ’s below our registration materials if you have questions. 

New Student Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am not a resident of Swampscott may my child attend Swampscott Public Schools (SPS)?

Swampscott Public Schools does not participate in school choice.  You must be a Swampscott resident to attend SPS.

What elementary school will I be assigned?

Elementary schools are based on class size, student programming and distance.

When will I be notified of my elementary school assignment?

Summer:  New Elementary school summer assignments will be mailed out by August 15th.

During the school year, schools are assigned as soon as possible once registration is completed. Your assigned elementary school will contact you directly.

My Middle or High school student needs to register for courses?

Once registration is complete; the school will receive your packet and contact you directly.

I am a Nahant resident with a child coming to Swampscott Public Schools (SPS), where do I prove residency?

If you are a Nahant resident and enrolling a new student in SPS, you must first prove residency in Nahant and bring the proof of residency form along with your new student registration paperwork to the Swampscott Business Office.  Please note: This is for new students and does not apply to current 6th grade Nahant students going into 7th grade.