Welcome to the Office of Student Enrollment & Placement

Early online registration for new K-12 students is OPEN NOW for the 2023-2024 school year

Welcome to the Office of Student Enrollment & Placement

The School District of Philadelphia has a clear vision; for all children to have access to a great school, close to where they live. The mission of the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement is to support K-12 children and families in accessing the District’s educational programs and services. Our goal is to ensure equitable access and placement for all students across the K-12 schools.

Enrollment & Placement Services

For students who are currently enrolled in the District

My child recently moved

Current students who have recently moved have two options:

  1. They can remain in their current school
  2. They can choose to enroll in their new catchment school

My child has safety concerns at their current school

If your concern is specific to your child’s school and staff, we always recommend you reach out to the teachers and principal, first, to try to work together to resolve issues.

If you still feel you are not getting the support you seek at your school, please click here for more information.

For students who are NOT currently enrolled in the District

Find your Catchment School

  • Your catchment school is the school that connects to your home address.
  • Using School Finder, you will see a list the schools that are assigned to your home address.

Register your Child at their Catchment School

Online registration is open for all students for the 2022-2023 School Year. Click on the button below to register. Your child will automatically be assigned to their catchment school and information regarding their status application will be sent to the email address provided in the application.

A “delegation of parental powers” or “delegation of parental authority”(DOPA) is a formal document whereby parent(s), legal custodian, or a guardian gives another person temporary authority over  a child’s care and their educational responsibilities.

This document must be notarized and brought to the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement to be processed.

A Residency Affidavit is used when a parent/legal guardian of a student cannot provide two (2) proofs of residency in his/her name at the time of registration because his/her primary residence is owned or leased by another party and he/she is not receiving any acceptable proofs of residency.

This document must be notarized and returned to your child’s school.

We ensure that all children and youth experiencing homelessness are enrolled, participate, and have the opportunity to succeed in school. If you or someone you know has experienced a hardship that has led to displacement, please click on the button below, and someone from the Education for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) team will contact you. For more information, please contact the ECYEH Office.

Contact Support

Telephone: 215-400-4290

Email: osep@philasd.org

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