The 2021-2022 Student Registration form for students in grades K-12 will be available in late May 2021.  Please DO NOT complete any form if you are looking to register for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please continue to check this page for more information.

The 2021-2022 Preschool Lottery has closed.  Please click here if you would like to add your child to the 2021-2022 Preschool waitlist.

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Please begin your registration by completing the 2020-2021 online registration process below.
You will be required to upload the documents below during the online registration.

Please DO NOT complete the form below if you are looking to register your student for the 2021-2022 school year or add your child to the 2021-2022 preschool waitlist.  Please see notices above.

Click here to register for the 2020-2021 school year

Our preschool sessions for the 2020-2021 school year are full.  Please DO NOT complete this form if your student is not eligible for Kindergarten or above.

Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2020 to enroll in kindergarten and 6 years old by August 31st, 2020 to enroll in 1st grade for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student's passport (if not a U.S. birth certificate)
  • Student's health records: immunization records & copy of last physical
  • Student's school records and school authorization form (grades 1-12); official high school transcript (grades 10-12)
  • Parent's photo ID: driver’s license, passport, or other valid government-issued ID
  • Proof of residency:
    • Signed lease agreement, signed purchase & sales agreement, or current year real estate tax bill
    • Two utility bills: electric, cable, gas, oil, or water

If applicable, please also upload:

  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) documents
  • Section 504 Accommodation Plan documents
  • Guardianship papers, custody papers, or court orders

Clear, legible scans or photographs of required documents are allowed.  The school authorization form is required of all students entering grades 1-12.  If you are unable to upload documents, you may email them to Pamela Panarelli at

If you need help obtaining medical records for your student, you may visit a local clinic that provides free physical exams and school immunizations through the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition or  If you need a school health record form for your student's doctor, you may find that here.

For questions about registration, please contact Pamela Panarelli, Registrar, at (508) 841-8320 or

For information about additional (not Shrewsbury Public Schools) part-time and before- and after-school care in Shrewsbury, please see our list of Shrewsbury Licensed Childcare Centers and Daycare Providers (bus transportation is available per district for grades Kindergarten and up).  You may also visit this list of childcare centers or list of in-home and group-home daycares in Shrewsbury.

On March 24, 2021, the School Committee voted to not participate in interdistrict school choice for the 2021-2022 school year.

Important notice:  A new elementary school is being built with a scheduled opening for the 2021-2022 school year. Existing elementary attendance zones will be revised to balance enrollment across all five elementary schools when the new school opens, and it is possible that your child’s elementary school assignment will change as a result.

The Town of Shrewsbury must be the legal residence of parent/guardian and students in order to attend school in Shrewsbury Public Schools.  If using a P&S agreement, you must be residing in the home within 60 days of the closing date listed on the P&S according to School Committee policy.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 5 states: "Every person shall have a right to attend the public schools of the town where he/she actually resides, subject to the following section.  No school committee is required to enroll a person who does not actually reside in the town unless said enrollment is authorized by law or by the school committee.  Any person who violates or assists in the violation of this provision may be required to remit full restitution to the town of the improperly-attended public schools.  No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or sexual orientation." (Amended by st. 1971, c.622, c.1; st. 1973, c. 925, s.9A, st. 1993, c.282; st.2004, c.352, s.33)

If warranted, residency checks may be conducted by the School Department or the Shrewsbury Police Department at any time during a child's enrollment in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

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