2021-22 School Year

DSNCS Admission and Lottery


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

Important Dates:

Virtual School Preview Days

To register for a session, click here!

December 3, 2020

To view the presentation from this Preview date, click here.

January 14, 2021

January 28, 2021


Step 1

Applications open November 4, 2020 and are due by Sunday February 28, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, we will hold a lottery on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6 Shirley Street. 

From June-December each year we will run subsequent lotteries on the first of every month for any grades in which our waitlist is exhausted. If you apply after the deadline for the initial lottery, you will be included in these subsequent lotteries.

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

Step 2

Contact Admission staff to update any information that may have changed after submitting your application. If we’re not able to get in touch with you, you may miss out an opportunity to join our school community.

To schedule a tour and additional questions, please contact the Admission staff at 617-635-8507.

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.

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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.