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School Choice



closed for this school year



  For further information, please contact:
Joanne Yelle at 978-465-4456, Ext. 2006
Please check back in late March/April 2022 regarding information for
School Choice in 2022-2023. 

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.