Enroll Your Child With Roxbury Prep


Our 2020-2021 application is still available!

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. Click below to start your application or join a school tour, remember to select Roxbury Prep Charter School when you submit your application!

If you missed the initial charter school lottery, you can still apply for a chance to attend Roxbury Prep!

Our next lottery will be held on May 13, and the application deadline for that lottery will be May 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Our following lotteries will be held on:
• May 27 — the application deadline for this lottery is May 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• June 10 — the application deadline for this lottery is June 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Online

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

Learn More

Discover what it means to be an Uncommon student. Learn about our schools and the enrollment process.

Virtual Open House

Learn more about Roxbury Prep schools and meet with school leaders during a virtual open house!

Boston Charter School Application

Remember to list Roxbury Prep Charter School on your application!

The Boston Charter School Application 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.

Application Process

Admission to Roxbury Prep is non-selective and non-discriminatory, and is won by lottery. Roxbury Prep accepts new students for the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Please note: Roxbury Prep does not accept applications for 10th to 12th grades.

Application for admission to Roxbury Prep is made available to families in three ways:

  • By completing an online application through the Schoolmint website
  • Applying over the phone at (617) 858-2301
  • By completing a paper application

Families can obtain physical copies of the application at each Roxbury Prep campus, at Boston Public Schools Welcome Centers, and other public meeting places.

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

Roxbury Prep Admissions
206 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Applications will not be accepted by fax or email.


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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