Admission & Enrollment
Thank you for your interest in
Neighborhood House Charter School!
The application for the 2023-2024 school year closed on February 28, 2023. Please check back for any updates regarding applications reopening and supplemental lotteries.
For more information please email .
The Application Process
Neighborhood House Charter School is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12. We serve approximately 800 scholars across two campuses in Dorchester, MA. 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.
Siblings of current NHCS scholars receive enrollment priority in the lottery for open seats. An application must still be completed for each sibling applying. 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.
Waitlists do not carry over from year to year. You must reapply for your scholar each year.
NHCS provides this notice of the rights of scholars with diverse learning needs to attend NHCS and to receive accommodations and support services, including scholars who may have disability, require special education, or are English language learners.
Lower & Middle School Tours – 21 Queen St. Campus (Grades K1-7):
*tours last approximately 30 minutes
More dates coming soon…
High School Tours – 197 Centre St. Campus (Grades 8-12):
*tours run approximately 30 minutes
More dates coming soon…
TO SIGN UP FOR A TOUR, please email with the following information at least one week prior to the tour date:
- Parent/Guardian name and student name & grade applying
- Campus, date, and time slot for your tour
If you can’t make one of these events, don’t worry! We will be hosting Admitted Family Receptions in March for students who receive an enrollment offer and their families.
Watch our new videos to learn how NHCS is equipping our scholars with the tools they need to succeed in and lead for a rapidly changing and more equitable future.
I moved to Massachusetts from the Dominican Republic two years ago and came to NHCS. The school is EXCELLENT! I made friends fast. In the Dominican Republic, we read books and answer questions, but at NHCS, we do experiments at school!