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Student registration


Marva McFarland, Central Registrar

Central Registration Office
75 Watervliet Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 475-6125


Arabic, Spanish translators available through Sept. 13

Starting Aug. 23, the City School District of Albany will provide Spanish and Arabic translators to help families register their children for school.


Translators will be available every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave. 


Translators will be available through Sept. 13. For more information, contact the Office of English as a New Language and Refugee Services at (518) 475-6147.


Central Registration center provides convenient services for families in one location

The City School District of Albany has a one-stop-shopping registration center to better serve families’ needs. The center includes Central Registration, Transportation, Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services offices under one roof.


The registration center is located at 75 Watervliet Ave., off of Central Avenue near Westgate Plaza in the former Harriet Gibbons High School building. Registration center hours remain 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Phone and fax numbers for each office are:

  • Central Registration (formerly located in the Sunshine Building in Lincoln Park)

    • Phone -- 475-6125

    • Fax -- 475-6126

  • Transportation (formerly located 830 S. Pearl St.)

    • Phone -- 475-6170

    • Fax -- 475-6172

  • Special Education (formerly located in the Sunshine Building in Lincoln Park)

    • Phone -- 475-6150

    • Fax -- 475-6137

  • Pupil Personnel Services (formerly located in the Sunshine Building in Lincoln Park)

    • Phone -- 475-6130

    • Fax -- 475-6131

Registering your child for school is as easy as ABC
The City School District of Albany wants to make the school registration process as easy as possible for busy families. We understand that it can be confusing trying to figure out which of the district's schools your child will attend.


To alleviate some of the confusion and help families get all the information they need, and to assist in completing all the proper forms, the district operates a Central Registration Office where everything is under one roof. Parents or guardians of elementary, middle and high school children should go to Central Registration to enroll their children in school. The office is located at 75 Watervliet Ave., off of Central Avenue near Westgate Plaza in the former Harriet Gibbons High School building.


A parent or guaradian must, in person, register a child. Registration by fax or e-mail is not permitted.


You can call Central Registration for additional information at (518) 475-6125, and check out the Required Documents section to find out what you will need to register your child for school


School attendance zones

All students must be registered at Central Registration, but before you go you can search our list of school attendance zones to find out which elementary and middle school your child will attend based on where you live. To search for your school, click here to open the list of attendance zones and use "Ctrl-F" to search for your street name (e.g., First Street or Zoar Avenue).


Please note that the list does not include the district's three magnet elementary schools, which are enrolled each spring via lottery. Call (518) 475-6551 for more information.


Hours of Operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are unable to visit Central Registration during the hours of operation, exceptions can be made. Please call (518) 475-6125 to make an appointment.


Helping you save time
Please use the navigational bar on the top right side of this page to learn more about what you must bring with you when you visit Central Registration. As an additional time saver we've posted online copies of the required registration forms. You can download the forms so you can complete them ahead of time and bring them with you to Central Registration.


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Attendance zones
Kindergarten registration
Prekindergarten registration
Magnet school registration
High school registration

Middle school enrollment

Registration forms
Required documents
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