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Applications Reopen on March 15, 2021

Roxbury Prep is a tuition-free public school, and students are admitted by random lottery. We accept applications from students entering grades 5 to 9. There is no interview process, and all students who are residents of Boston, including students with IEPs and English Language Learners, are encouraged to apply.

Families enroll in Roxbury Prep through Apply Boston Charters, the enrollment system for Boston charter schools. Start your application online today and remember to select Roxbury Prep Charter School when you submit your application!

Application Deadline & Lottery

Roxbury Prep’s lottery for the 2021-2022 school year will be held on March 9, 2021 at 9:00am. Participants can join our virtual lottery using this Zoom link. Participants do not need to be present to be chosen. All applicants will be notified of their enrollment status by the end of the day on March 9, 2021.


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How to Apply

Create an account on the Boston Charter Public Schools Online System and submit your application.

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Reasons to Choose Roxbury Prep

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Upcoming Lotteries

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. If you’d like to apply for the 2021-2022 school year, our application will re-open on March 15, 2021. Our next application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year will be April 6, 2021 at 11:59pm.

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Application Process

Remember to list Roxbury Prep Charter School on your application!

Admission to Roxbury Prep is non-selective and non-discriminatory, and is won by lottery. Roxbury Prep accepts new students for grades 5 through 9. Please note: Roxbury Prep does not accept applications for grades 10 through 12.

Families can complete an application for admission to Roxbury Prep by:

  • Completing an online application through the Schoolmint website,
  • Calling (617) 858-1306,
  • Completing a paper application available at any Roxbury Prep campus, Boston Public Schools Welcome Centers, and public meeting spaces.

Physical applications should be mailed via USPS or hand delivered to any of the schools using the Boston Charter School Application or to:

Roxbury Prep Admissions
206 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Applications will not be accepted by fax or email.

The Boston Charter School Application online allows families to apply for multiple children to several charter schools at once. The online application was created to ease the process for families to apply to one (or many) charter schools located in and near Boston, and is available in nine different languages.


All applicants to Roxbury Prep must be a resident of Massachusetts at the time of application. Students are asked to indicate a resident address on the application and provide appropriate documentation.

See our Enrollment Policy for more information.

School Locations

Roxbury Prep operates three middle schools and a high school in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park.

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