Frequently Asked Questions

The admissions application for the 2024-2025 school year opened on October 1, 2023. The application can be found here.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2024-2025 March Admissions Lottery is February 29, 2024. The March Admissions Lottery will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 3pm. March Lottery results will be sent via PowerSchool Enrollment no later than March 5, 2024. Additional lotteries will be run to fill open seats in PreK-9th grade as they become available.
PHA is holding three virtual Open Houses for families interested in applying for the 2024-2025 school year. Join us on one of the following dates to meet our Head of School and campus principals and learn about our school community:
  • December 7, 2023; 5:30pm - Register here
  • January 10, 2024; 5:30pm  - Register here
  • February 22, 2024; 5:30pm  - Register here
For 2024-2025 Admissions, the March Admissions Lottery will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024. March Lottery results will be sent via email through PowerSchool Enrollment within 5 business days of the date the lottery was run.
If you provided an email address on your submitted application, you should receive email confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted directly from PowerSchool Enrollment. If you do not receive email confirmation, please send an email to [email protected] to ensure that we have your correct contact information.
All admissions lottery results are sent via PowerSchool Enrollment. March Lottery results will be sent via PowerSchool Enrollment no later than March 5, 2024.
Please note: if your home address, phone number or email address change after you have submitted application(s); PLEASE be sure to make changes to send your updated contact information to [email protected] or to one of the campus level admissions coordinators (listed below); if we do not have your up-to-date information, we will not be able to contact you when/if your child/ren move to the top of the waitlist.
PreK: Four years of age by August 31 of any given year
Kindergarten: Five years of age by August 31 of any given year
Examples:  August 31, 2020 for the 2024-2025 school year for PreK
                   August 31, 2019 for the 2024-2025 school year for Kindergarten.

Yes; you must submit one application per child. Once you have submitted the first application, please go back to the start page and start a new form for your next child. If you need assistance to add an application any time, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at the appropriate campus (see list below) for the grade level.

Yes; you must submit one application per child and list the name and grade of the child already enrolled at PHA
Note: this applies to brothers/sisters/siblings of enrolled students only; please do not list cousins as enrolled siblings.

The following documents are accepted as Proof of Residence as part of your application (upload a scan or photo):

  • A Gas, Electricity or landline phone bill dated within the past 60 days (water, cable and cell phone bills do not qualify).
  • A Deed or Mortgage payment dated within the past 60 days or a Property Tax bill dated within the last year.
  • A current Lease, Section 8 Agreement or Landlord Affidavit ∆ (see our Address Verification Form - also available in Español, Kreyòl ayisyen and Português)
  • A W2 form dated within the last year or Payroll stub dated within the past 60 days.
  • A letter from an Approved Government Agency dated within the past 60 days. Approved Government Agencies include:
    • Department of Revenue (DOR)
    • Department of Children and Family Services (DCF)
    • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
    • Department of Youth Services (DYS)
    • Social Security
    • Any communications on Commonwealth of Massachusetts letterhead
Please be sure that any document you provide includes your name, address and a recent date (see specific requirements above).
If you do not have any of the above documentation in your name, you may use the Address Verification Form (PHA’s Landlord Affidavit form), which are linked above. Please note: this form MUST be notarized.

Yes; we start fresh each year and do not carry applications or wait lists over from one year to the next. Submitting an application for next year will not have any effect on your child’s waitlist status for the current year.

We are required to fill any seat that opens in grades PreK-9 until February 15th of any given school year. If a seat opens in any one of those grades, we will contact the next person on the waitlist and continue to do so until the open seat is accepted. After February 15th, the waitlists will be void.

There are no academic requirements to be admitted to Prospect Hill Academy and no testing is administered prior to admission.
PHA provides a range of services for students with disabilities. If your child has been found eligible for special education support, it is essential that you provide us with a copy of his/her IEP (individual education program) as soon as possible. If you have questions about specific special education supports and services at PHA, you are encouraged to contact Alison Bradley, Director of Student Services (617-284-7828, [email protected].
PHA provides support to students who are classified as an “English Learner (EL)” through our English as a Second Language program (ESL). If your child was eligible for ESL support at his/her previous school, it is important to indicate this on your registration form so that services continue at PHA. PHA also screens incoming students whose home language surveys indicate potential EL status. If your child is identified for screening, you will be contacted by an ESL teacher. Questions about our ESL program should be directed to Alison Bradley, Director of Student Services (617-284-7828, [email protected].
PHA does not currently provide busing for students to and from school. We facilitate families finding carpool partners and provide MBTA cards to select student groups.

Other questions? We are happy to help!