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We are now accepting applications in grades 5-9 for the 2021-22 school year.

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Enroll Today for the 2021-22 School Year!

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

The application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is February 28, 2021. Our lottery will be held on March 9, 2021 (snow date: March 10).


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Upcoming Lotteries

Roxbury Prep has limited openings for the current 2020-21 school year!

Our next lottery for grades 5, 7, 8, and 9 will be held on November 18, and the application deadline for that lottery will be November 17 at 11:59p.m.

There will be subsequent lotteries for grades 5, 7, and 8 on the following dates. Lotteries for grades 6 and 9 will be announced 1 week prior to the lottery, so we recommend that you apply today.

  • January 20 (application deadline January 19, 2021 at 11:59p.m.)
  • January 27 (application deadline January 26, 2021 at 11:59p.m.)
  • February 3 (application deadline February 2, 2021 at 11:59p.m.)
  • February 10 (application deadline February 9, 2021 at 11:59p.m.)
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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.

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

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