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New Student Registration

To register a new student with the Palo Alto Unified School District, a parent/guardian must follow the below steps.

(Current students are re-registered via the Annual Data Update process; parents will receive an email with instructions in the spring of each year.)

MAKE SURE: Parents must be currently living full-time in a dwelling within PAUSD boundaries. Future residents can register two weeks prior to the move-in date.

Step 1: Complete an Online Registration application (takes approximately 30 minutes to complete) by clicking on the below box. Make sure to choose the correct school year for which you want to register your child.

Step 2: Gather all required documents. Note that THREE residency documents are required in addition to several other documents. Do not proceed to step 3 if you have not completed an Online Registration, or you do not have all required documents. Call Registration Services for any questions or concerns.

Step 3: Finish registration by scanning and emailing all documents to the Registration Services office. Staff will work with each parent/guardian to complete the process and enroll the student.

The office is closed due to COVID-19. All registrations will be conditionally completed via email. When offices are re-opened, parents will be contacted to set up an appointment to bring all the documents for final verification.

Please contact Registration Services with any questions or call (650) 329-3707.