Application and Lottery

Thank you for considering Boston Collegiate Charter School for your child’s education! Boston Collegiate is a tuition-free, public school for students in grade 5 through 12 with a mission that is simple yet ambitious: to prepare each student for college. Students are admitted each year by random public lottery. Our application for the 2025-2026 will open in October.

Any student who will be entering grades 5 through 10 during the 2024-2025 school year and who resides in Massachusetts can apply to Boston Collegiate. We encourage all eligible students to submit an application to our lottery, including students who are homeless and who are protected under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which ensures homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. Boston Collegiate will admit any homeless student who enrolls through the same processes as other students as descripted in our Enrollment Policy, even if they do not have documents typically required for enrollment.

Per Massachusetts law, priority is given to students who fall under two categories: (1) City of Boston residents and (2) siblings of a current Boston Collegiate student.

To learn more about our  current student enrollment policy, please click here. We hope to have the opportunity to work with your family to ensure success in your child’s education!

If you have questions or would like additional information, please reach out to

Absolutely not! The only criteria required for students to apply are to be residents of Massachusetts and to be entering grades 5-10.

Feel free to reach out to us at any time to confirm your student’s application. We can be reached at Furthermore, our team goes through several rounds of data cleaning to ensure each unique applicant is given the equal and random opportunity to attend our school. When in doubt, submit your application again and we will follow up with you if a duplicate exists.

Each year, our waitlist expires on February 15th for the current year.  We encourage all prospective students to reapply in October, as our waitlists do not rollover per Massachusetts state regulation.