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Roxbury Prep is a tuition-free 5-12 public school and we accept applications from students entering grades 5 to 9. The application is free, there is no interview process and students are admitted by random lottery. 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 and remember to select Roxbury Prep Charter School when you submit your application!

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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

From an award-winning curriculum and caring teachers, to a full 5-12 experience, here are some reasons why families choose Roxbury Prep.

Upcoming Lotteries

The lottery will be held on March 6, 2024.

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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:

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.

Student Support Resources

Every Uncommon student feels included, supported in their unique abilities, and empowered to thrive in pursuing their passion through our K-12 programs and beyond.

See our Student Support Resources handout for more information (Spanish version also available).

School Locations

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

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