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School Choice



(openings still available)

Newburyport Public Schools is accepting applications for non-resident students for the 2021-2022 school year in the following grades only:

Grade 4  (remaining slots = 2)

Grade 6  (remaining slots = 2)

Grade 7  (remaining slots = 2)

Grade 9  (remaining slots = 8)

Grade 12 (approved 6/21  -  5 slots)

  For further information, please contact:
Joanne Yelle at 978-465-4456, Ext. 2006
Openings still available - School Choice applications will be accepted through July 29, 2021 or until slots are filled.

School Choice Process
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Each year the School Committee decides on whether or not the Newburyport Public Schools will participate in the state's School Choice program for the upcoming school year.  The School Committee and the administration determines seat availability at the various grade levels and recommends the open grades. The school district will then advertise that the Newburyport Public Schools will be offering seats at the approved grades. (For example in 2020-2021, there was seat availability in grade 6 only.)

Once advertised we may accept applications only for the grades that are available. If there are more applicants than seats available at a particular grade level, a lottery will be held to determine who will be accepted and the others will remain on a wait-list until future seats become available. Notification of acceptance typically begins in mid-May. You would be contacted via letter.

When School Choice is available, the application form will be available on this webpage.