Enrollment/Admissions

Now Accepting 8th Grade Applications

While our main enrollment process for the 2017-18 school year is now finished, we are still accepting applications for 8th grade only.  These applications will be held in case we run through the 8th grade waiting list, in which case we will put these applications into a new lottery.  Please click here to apply now for the 2017-18 school year ONLY if the student will be in 8th grade. The application deadline is September 1, 2017.

Thank you to all families who applied for a spot in our primary enrollment lottery held on March 8, 2017.  We have sent the lottery results by email.  If you have not received your results, please email info@thenhcs.org.  To those families who will be receiving enrollment offers based on their lottery numbers, we look forward to meeting you and serving your students next year!  To all those who have been placed on the waiting list, please keep in touch and let us know if your contact information changes.  The instant a spot opens up and you are next on the list, we will let you know.  We encourage all waitlisted families to apply again next year.

 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.