We are a Boston Public School and an in-district, Horace Mann charter school offering an exceptional education in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury.  Founded in 2012 by BPE, in partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, we serve 325 students in grades K1-5.  Dudley Street School is designed to ensure a successful academic experience for every child, with an innovative school model that puts personalized student learning at the center of teaching.

At Dudley Street School, we teach the skills students need to excel in today’s world — all in an environment that supports their intellectual, social, emotional and personal growth. There is a wonderful sense of community here and a high level of family engagement.

Dudley Street School forms a Prek-12 pathway with Dearborn STEM Academy. All Dudley Street School students have a guaranteed seat at Dearborn STEM for grades 6-12.

Dudley Street School is open for enrollment to ALL students in Grades K1, K2, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 residing in the Boston Public School district.

To learn more about Dudley Street School and what makes us unique, watch our brand new video!


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Virtual School Preview Days

Join us for our school preview days:

Tuesday, Nov. 21st – 5 pm to 6 pm
Thursday, Dec. 14th – 5 pm to 6 pm
Monday, Jan. 8th – 5 pm to 6 pm (virtual)

For more information, contact our Admissions Team at admissions@dudleystreetschool.org or call (617) 635-8507.



Applications open November 1, 2023 and are due by Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, we will hold a lottery on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6 Shirley Street. See below for more information on applying and receiving acceptance after this date!  

DSNCS holds monthly lotteries based on available seats for the upcoming school year on the first Tuesday of every month. Please see below for the next dates. Please call school for additional information.

If you apply after the deadline for the initial lottery, you will be included in these subsequent lotteries.

  • Thursday, April 4th, 2024

  • Thursday, May 9th, 2024

  • Thursday, June 6th , 2024

  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024

We welcome all families to attend the lottery, but attendance is NOT MANDATORY to claim a seat should you receive one.

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We do 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 a foreign language, or academic achievement.