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School Choice

Berlin-Boylston Public Schools School Choice Policy 

The Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee voted on April 4, 2023, to continue to accept a limited number of School Choice slots. Details for each school, along with applications for each school are below.

School Choice Application for Berlin Memorial School

 No School Choice Slots for 2023-2024

School Choice Application for Boylston Elementary School

 No School Choice Slots for 2023-2024


School Choice Application for Tahanto Regional Middle/High School

School Choice Slots available for 2023-2024

Grade 7 - 5

Grade 9 - 10

Grade 10 - 5

Grade 11 - 10

School Choice Process:

1. In early spring each year, school principals make a recommendation to the School Committee as to how many students each building will be able to accommodate in which grades for the upcoming school year. 

2. In April of each year, the School Committee votes to accept or revise these numbers. These numbers will be posted on this page after the School Committee vote is approved.

3. School Choice applications for students in the approved grades, received by May 1 will be eligible to be awarded a School Choice slot. If more applications are received than available slots, a random lottery will take place. Those students will be notified if a lottery is necessary. 

4. In mid-May, students are notified if they have been awarded a slot and have ten days to accept or decline. If the slot is declined and there are more students interested in that grade level, another lottery will be held. 

5. When a lottery is necessary, slots are awarded randomly by blind lottery. Berlin-Boylston Public Schools does not take sex, race, ability/disability, grades, date of application, city/town of residence, or any other factors into consideration when awarding slots. 

6. Applications may be submitted at any time of year; however, please know this does not give your student priority. Please submit applications directly to the school your child hopes to attend.