Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

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Admissions Overview

Admission to Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is lottery-based and open to all Massachusetts residents with preference given to Somerville and Cambridge residents and students with siblings in the school. Lotteries are generally held between March and July of a given application cycle.
There are no academic requirements to be admitted to Prospect Hill Academy and no testing is administered prior to admission. However, accepted students are assigned to a specific grade only after completing a grade level assessment.


Prospect Hill Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or in a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.


At the beginning of the application cycle in January and February, Prospect Hill Academy will hold one Open House as well as an Information Session with School Tours. We encourage all students and their families to attend one or more of these events to learn about our educational approach and our program, to meet our faculty and administration, and to discover if Prospect Hill Academy might be a good fit.
Admissions Dates for Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Application process opens (online):
December 14, 2016
Information Session:
January 28, 2017
Open House:
March 3, 2017

Deadline to apply for March 2017 Admissions Lottery:
March 3, 2017

2017-2018 Admissions Lottery date:
March 8, 2017
For more information about admissions, please send an email to or
call 617-284-7911.

The March Admissions Lottery was run on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.
Lottery results will be sent via SchoolMint email/text by 5pm on Friday March 10th.
Please do not call for lottery results, as results will NOT be given by phone.

Admissions Forms & Documents