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.

Virtual School Preview Days

All live sessions are completed for the upcoming SY21-22. To view past presentations, click here.

Step 1

If you are applying after September 1, 2021, please reach out to the school to see if we have open seats and are accepting students off the waitlist. Please call 617-635-8507 for more information.

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. 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.

  • Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

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.