Parent Information Center


Welcome to the Parent Information Center (PIC)

The Parent Information Center (PIC) serves as a support system for all families in Waltham Public Schools.

The PIC makes information about the schools more accessible to families and can assist with questions on topics such as new student registrations, in-district transfers, student withdrawals, student work permits, school transportation, school district boundaries and redistricting, bus and walk boundaries, before and after-school programs, summer programs, child-care and preschool providers, and parent involvement opportunities.

Student Registration Information

Geographic Boundaries

Elementary and middle school students attend schools based on geographic boundaries set by the School Committee. Exceptions to that are made for students attending specialized programs offered at only one school, such as Special Education programs or the Dual Language School where kindergarten students from across the City are selected based on an application and lottery process.

Middle school boundaries are based on feeder elementary schools; Kennedy Middle School students matriculate from MacArthur, Northeast and Plympton Elementary Schools, and McDevitt Middle School students matriculate from FitzGerald, Stanley and Whittemore Elementary Schools.

Student Registration Information

Waltham Public School Boundaries

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Before and After School Programs

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YMCA Before/After School Program
A family-centered program that nurtures the whole child.

Program Locations: Fitzgerald Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary Elementary School, Northeast Elementary School, Stanley Elementary School, Whittemore Elementary School, Dual Language School 

For more information contact:

Champions Before/After School Program
Champions partners with principals, teachers, and parents to create year-round learning environments.

Program Location: Plympton Elementary School

Dual Language School Lottery
May 1, 2024 at 4:30 pm
Registration and Required Documents must be submitted by May 1, 2024, to be enrolled in the lottery.

Kindergarten Registration Information


Please call or contact our office to schedule a Student Registration appointment.

PIC Location
Waltham High School
617 Lexington Street

  • Enter through the main entrance, located at the flag pole.

  • Check in at front desk where a member of the PIC staff will escort you to the office.

PIC Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm 

School Vacation Weeks: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Phone Numbers
781-314-5524 (English)

781-314-5668 (Spanish)