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. This is
typically a discussion in mid to late February. 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
2018-2019, there was seat availability in grades 1, 6, & 9.)
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 waitlist until future seats become
available. Notification of acceptance typically begins in mid-May. You
would be contacted via letter.
When School Choice is available, there will be applications available on this webpage, as well as at the Office of the Superintendent.