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Upper School Transfers

According to School Committee Policy, school transfers at the Upper School level are allowed only during limited time windows in order to maintain the stability of the Upper School experience. Students may not transfer to a different Upper School between 5th and 6th Grade. 

Transfer requests from students entering 7th and 8th Grade the following year will be combined with new 7th and 8th Grade registrations received by May 31, 2016 and entered into a randomized lottery held in June. Assignment letters for new-to-CPS students and Lottery results for CPS students who submitted transfer requests between May 1 and May 31 will be mailed to families on June 10, 2016.  Students who do not receive their choice of assignment will be automatically included in a second transfer lottery to be held in October. If seats are determined to be open after the start of school, the October lottery will provide a second round of transfer offers to a small number of students.

New-to-CPS seventh- and eighth-grade students who register from June 1, 2016 onwards will be assigned to Upper Schools later in the summer. Registration for Upper Schools is ongoing; there is no deadline.

The only exception to these policies would be in case of a Hardship. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Family Resource Center at 617.349.6551 or email the FRC.

SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
Upper School Lottery – Spring 2016: Seat Availability as of 5/31/16

Grade 7
Grade 8
0 Seats
18 Seats
18 F/R Lunch seats or Paid Lunch
Cambridge Street Upper School
10 Seats
10 Paid Lunch Seats
3 seats
3 seats for either F/R Lunch or Paid Lunch
Putnam Avenue Upper School
0 Seats
12 seats
12 Paid Lunch seats
Or 7 F/R Lunch and 5 Paid Lunch
Rindge Avenue Upper School
0 Seats
0 Seats
Vassal Lane Upper School
0 Seats
0 Seats

Please note that additional seats may be available when the Lottery is run a second time in October 2016. Families wishing to transfer should submit an Upper School Lottery form even if no seats are currently available at your choice of school. All rising seventh and eighth grade families who do not receive any transfer during the spring Upper School Lottery are automatically eligible for the October Upper School Lottery, if there are seats available. For more information, please call 617.349.6067 or email us.