Enrollment at PHA

PHA is now accepting applications for PreK to Grade 9 for the 2024-2025 School Year! Please click the buttons below to submit your application.
Looking for the 2023-2024 School Year Application? Apply here.

PreK studentsAbout PHA

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (PHA) is a tuition-free, PreK to Grade 12 college preparatory charter public school located across three campuses 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, each year 90% of our graduates enroll in college.

Admission to PHA is open to all Massachusetts residents (with exceptions for capped cities and towns). Preference is given to Somerville and Cambridge residents and students with siblings* in the school. Admission is based on a lottery process and applications for grades PreK through 9 are accepted on a rolling basis and backfilled annually.
*Siblings of currently enrolled students must submit an application for admission. If they are not accepted in the lottery, they are given preference by being placed at the top of the waiting list.


With questions about PHA or for more information about admissions, please contact Timothy Fontaine, Student Recruitment Coordinator, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 716-202-9014.
Tim Fontaine


For those who have already submitted an application, please contact our admissions coordinators:

Translation and Interpretation

Você precisa de tradução ou interpretação? Para Português, mande um email para Adriano Chaves: [email protected]
¿Necesita traducción o interpretación? Para Español, envíe un correo electrónico a Mercedes Escorihuela: [email protected]
Èske ou bezwen tradiksyon oswa entèpretasyon? Pou Kreyòl Ayisyen, imèl Abigael Pierre: [email protected]
If you would like to have translation or interpretation services in any language, please just let us know!

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