School Choice Openings
Accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year for the following grades:
Openings now available in Grades 10 & 11 (applications accepted between May 16 through June 8 - no exceptions)
School Choice 2023-2024 application period for grades 1-2-3-6-7-8-9 closed on May 17th. Enrollment packages were mailed to all applicants on May 18th; no lotteries were required.
For more information on School Choice, please contact:
Office of the Superintendent
70 Low Street, Newburyport
School Choice Process
The School Committee decides annually whether Newburyport Public Schools will participate in the state's School Choice program, usually in late March/early April.
The School Committee and administration determine seat availability at each grade level and recommend whether to open slots. When registration opens, the school district will advertise any open seats in the local newspaper, as well as in the School Choice section of the district's webpage. (appx. done in early/mid April).
Once advertised, NPS will accept applications during the registration period 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 in case additional seats become available for the upcoming school year. Notification of acceptance begins after the School Choice registration period closes. Acceptance letters will be mailed.
School Choice Application forms are only provided and accepted during the registration period.