Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

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Admissions Overview

Prospect Hill Academy is a tuition-free, K-12 charter public school located in Somerville and Cambridge. Our mission is to prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship. As one of the highest-rated charter schools in Massachusetts, 95% of our graduates enroll in college.

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.
Contact an Admissions Coordinator:
Early Childhood (grades K-3):
Cathy Traniello, or 617-284-7811
Upper Elementary (grades 4-6):
Carol Saulnier, or 617-684-8520
Middle School and High School (grades 7-9):
Rose Lynch, or 617-284-7937
All Grades:
Victoria Ellis, or 617-284-7911

Application Deadline:
  • Friday, March 2, 2018
Admissions Lottery:
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
March Lottery results will be sent via SchoolMint no later than March 14, 2018.

Admissions Forms & Documents