Give Your Child a History-Making Education!
On February 27, 2017, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the application for Old Sturbridge Academy. The school will open this fall. Read more in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette here.
Next Board of Trustees Meeting
The lottery for enrollment in the 2017/2018 academic year was held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Congratulations to the 160 students who will be attending Old Sturbridge Academy this coming August. The waitlist for OSACPS is derived from the lottery that was held in March. All applicants names are pulled in the yearly lottery. The first 40 applicants are offered seats to enroll. The order that the rest of the names are drawn become the waitlist. The 41st number pulled is number 1 on the waitlist. Priority on the waitlist is given to those who live in the designated region of the towns. After August 30th, there will also be sibling priority on the waitlist. The waitlist is utilized until it is exhausted or until February 15th, 2018. If the waitlist is exhausted for a grade level, a lottery for that grade level only will be held. There will be a 30 day notification period for applications to the special lottery. The waitlist is on the OSACPS website so that parents can check to see if their child has moved up the waitlist.
Unless the current waitlist is exhausted at a grade level, the next round of applications for the 2018/2019 school year lottery will be available on January 1, 2018. Applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. on February 28th in order to be included in the 2018/2019 lottery that will be held on March 3rd, 2018. There will be information sessions offered in January and February 2018 with dates TBD.
To apply, a student must meet the following criteria:
- The student is a resident of Massachusetts
- If applying to Kindergarten he/she will be age 5 by August 31, 2018
- If applying to Grade 1 he/she will be age 6 by August 31, 2018