Newton Schools: Applying Out of District
Each year, the Newton Public Schools considers applications for students to transfer to a school outside of their home (assigned) district. Out-of-Assigned district placements are limited and made on a space available basis. Newton residents, as well as members of NTA Units A, B, C, D, E, NESA, and the Custodial Union, may apply for placement of their children in a Newton Public School.
Impact on enrollment, staffing and space availability, for both the requested year and for future years, are key considerations in the application process. Class, team and school sizes will be based upon current projections by the School Department. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are available beginning November 14, 2016 and should be submitted between March 1 and May 1, 2017.
Forms are available at the Education Center (100 Walnut Street) and online at www.newton.k12.ma.us/
Applications received after May 1 but before Labor Day may, under special circumstances, be considered for placement after all other placement decisions have been made. Out-of-assigned district decisions will be announced as close to June 1 as possible. Students approved for out-of-assigned district placement should understand that the course assignment process has begun prior to June and that they may not receive their first choice in course selection. Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from the out-of- assigned district school.
Interested families may contact the Elementary Education Office (grades K-5) at 617-559-6105 and the Secondary Education Office (grades 6-12) at 617-559-6115 for additional information.