Apply online now and put your child on the path to life success

Neighborhood House Charter School is now accepting applications for all grades K1 through 10 for the 2018-19 school year.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.  We encourage all families to apply, especially families of English language learners.

Please note: As of October 3, we have immediate openings in grades 7, 8 and 9 and are currently accepting applications for this school year (2017-18).  This is an opportunity to join NHCS this year, not next year, for these grades only. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2018 and we expect to seat new students on January 8.

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 school-year “2017-18” if you are interested in this year (grades 7 and 9 only) or “2018-19” if you are interested next year (all grades K1-10).  Please select “Neighborhood House Charter School” from the list of schools.

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 Massachusetts 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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