Enrollment/Admissions

Current 7th-9th graders, apply now to join NHCS this October!

During this time of expansion, Neighborhood House Charter School has open seats in grades 7-9 and is currently accepting 7th, 8th, and 9th grade applications for this school year (2017-18).  This is a rare opportunity to join NHCS this year, before the lottery process for next year begins.  We especially encourage all families who may have a current 7th grader to apply.

The deadline to apply is October 7 and we expect to seat new students on October 13. To apply now, click the link to use the Boston Charter School Online Application at http://www.applybostoncharters.org or contact the school at (617) 825-0703 for a paper application.  Make sure to select “2017-18” and “Neighborhood House Charter School” from the list.

The application for all grades K1-10 for next year (2018-19) should be available in October 2017.

The Application Process

NHCS is tuition-free and all students are enrolled through an open lottery. Families must complete a basic application by the application deadline to enter their child(ren) into the lottery. We encourage any family who is eligible to apply. To be eligible your family must meet the following criteria:

  • The student is a resident of Massachusetts.
  • The student must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year in which they enroll

Enrollment Preferences

Enrollment for existing openings is given first to siblings of current NHCS students. Among all remaining applicants, preference is given to residents of Boston.  For more information, please feel free to read the NHCS Enrollment Policy, approved by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Notice to Applicants

NHCS provides this notice of the rights of students with diverse learning needs to attend NHCS and to receive accommodations and support services, including students who may have disability, require special education, or are English language learners.

Contact Us

  • Queen St Campus (grades K1 – 7)
  • 21 Queen Street
  • Dorchester MA 02122
  • Lower Mills Campus (grades 8-9)
  • 2220 Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester MA 02124
  • Phone: 617.825.0703
  • Fax: 617.825.1829
  • info@thenhcs.org
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