Parents: Boston Public Schools

Grade 8

Need help navigating the Boston public school system? We have compiled the most essential information for you.

Key Dates

Keep track of holidays and vacations with this handy reference.

Testing Schedule
Dates for important assessments including MCAS.

Report Cards
Dates for warning notices, when marks close, and when grade reports are ready.


2005 Summer Reading List
Help your child find books to read for the BPS summer reading program.

Learning Standards
Can your eighth grader do this? A summary of the core learning standards.

2004/2005 School Year Reading List
Find out what your child will be reading in school this year.

Policies and Resources

Registering for School
How, when, and where to register and apply for school.

Two-thirds of Boston students take a school bus or ride the MBTA. Is your child eligible for transportation?

Promotion Policy
Benchmarks students must meet in order to be promoted.

Attendance Policy
Excused and unexcused absences, attendance review panels, and support for students who need extra help.

Discipline Policy
School-based rules, the code of discipline, suspension, and expulsion.

Reporting a Problem
What to do when you have a problem or complaint.