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We will continue taking applications and running grade level lotteries on a periodic basis.
Prospect Hill Academy is a tuition-free, Pre-K to Grade 12 college preparatory charter public school with campuses 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, each year 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. Admission is based on a lottery process and applications for grades Pre-K through 9 are accepted and backfilled annually. 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 Pre-K - 3
Cathy Traniello
Upper Elementary
Grades 4-6
Shannon Vaughan
Middle & High School
Grades 7-9
Michele Quinlan
All Grades
Victoria Ellis