Christa McAuliffe Charter School Announces Lottery Application for 2020-21 School Year

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FRAMINGHAM – The Christa McAuliffe Charter School, a public school for students in grades six through eight, is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

McAuliffe is the only charter public school in Framingham and as a credentialed EL Education school, provides a project-based, hands-on curriculum that encourages team-building and collaboration with peers.

Teachers also emphasize students’ development of character and habits of learning with an aim for students to be upstanders who contribute to building a better world.

As a charter public school, students are accepted based on a blind, public lottery with the only preference going to applicants who are siblings of students currently attending the school. There is no admission fee or tuition.

Massachusetts families with current fifth, sixth, and seventh graders may
submit a lottery application by going to Lottery applications will be accepted through February 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

The school will facilitate a public lottery on March 4, 2020 with a snow date of March 5, 2020.

“How is McAuliffe different from other middle schools?” is often asked by families.

The short answer is that McAuliffe guides students to become leaders of their own learning.

Evening information sessions will highlight how McAuliffe stands apart with its mission-driven program that focuses on character development in addition to a student’s academic success. Participants will learn about cross-curricular learning expeditions, Crew advisory groups, which promote social-emotional learning, and after school athletics and enrichment programming.

The school encourages families to learn about McAuliffe and introduce their children to the school prior to the March lottery by attending an evening information session or a morning tour.

The school is hosting the following upcoming admissions events:

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019- 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. (Evening Information Session)
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019- 8:30 a.m. (Daytime Tour)
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019- 6:15 to 7;30 p.m. (Evening Information Session)

To view the dates of more events and to RSVP go to

For more information about the admissions procedure and enrollment policy, families should visit

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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