Online Student Registration

  • New Haven Public Schools NOW registers all incoming students through an online registration process.




    You DO NOT need to complete the Online Registration if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

    1. Your child is currently enrolled in a New Haven Public School (excluding Charter Schools that may be located in New Haven)
    2. Your child is transferring to another public school within New Haven Public Schools (excluding Charter Schools that may be located in New Haven)


    The online registration process is quick and easy. Necessary documents must be uploaded  at the time of registration or delivered in-person to the Office of School Choice & Enrollment located at 54 Meadow Street. No child will be assigned to one of our schools until all required documentation has been received.


    To register your child for New Haven Public Schools: 


    Please present the following documents: 


      1. Government issued Photo ID of the parent or legal guardian of the child (New Haven resident) 
        1. Registration is only by the biological parent or legal guardian 
          Proof of legal guardianship is required if the adult registering the child is not the legal parent.  
      2. Birth certificate or Passport for child/children 
      3. (2) documents serving as proof of residency


    Acceptable proof of address must be two of the following items: 


    • An active Lease, Mortgage or Deed with the parent or guardian’s name and primary home address. 


    If you cannot provide a lease or mortgage statement, you will be required to provide two (2) proofs of residence in the parent/guardian’s name from at least one of the tiers below: 


     Tier 1 Documents 


    Tier 2 Documents 


      • A Home Utility Bill (e.g., Electric, Water, Gas, Sewer, Cable/Internet) dated within the last 60 calendar days or an appropriate transfer of services from the utility provider. 


      • Active Motor Vehicle insurance, SNAP documentation or a health insurance benefits statement from the State of CT (e.g., Husky) 




    If you are experiencing homelessness your child is entitled to enroll and attend school in our district. Please contact  or call 475-441-8445 with any questions

    If a parent is not able to provide proof of residency (e.g., they are not listed on a lease and have no household utilities in their name) they must complete a NHPS Residency Affidavit. This document must be notarized and submitted to the Office of School Choice & Enrollment along with additional information from the adult with whom they are residing. All documents can be easily accessed by clicking the links below: 

    Residency Affidavit (English) 
    Residency Affidavit (Spanish) 



    Health Requirements: 

      • All students NEW to the New Haven school system and children going into Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 7th, or 10th grade, must submit a CURRENT physical exam and proof of vaccines.
      • Newly enrolled students will not be permitted to physically enter a school building if they are deemed non-compliant with State of CT Health requirements. 


    Online Student Registration 


    What are the next steps? 

    Once you have completed the online student registration and uploaded all of your necessary documents you will be contacted by the Office of School Choice & Enrollment regarding your child’s enrollment, important reminders and a school assignment for your child via email. All documents are subject to the review and approval of the Office of School Choice & Enrollment. 


    If, at any point during the process, you have questions about the registration process, please contact The Office of School Choice & Enrollment at or call 475-220-1430.