To register a student with the Palo Alto Unified School District, a parent/guardian must:

  1. Be physically present and living full-time in a dwelling within PAUSD boundaries. Be sure to fully read and understand California Residency laws. Future residents can register two weeks prior to the move-in date.​​​​​​
  2. Gather all required documents.
  3. Complete an Online Registration application (takes approximately 30 minutes to complete):
  4. Finish registration for 2018 - 2019 with an in-person visit to the Registration Services office at 25 Churchill Ave.
    • To avoid waiting in line, It is highly recommended that you book an appointment (button at top right of this link)
    • Bring all original documents listed in item 2 above for inspection and verification
    • Appointment will take approximately 30 minutes for one child, 45 minutes for two children, 60 minutes for 3 or more children
    • Registration Appointments for 2019 - 2020 will open for scheduling on January 2, 2019. First appointment is January 9, 2019.

Please contact Registration Services with any questions:; (650) 329-3707.