The admissions Cycle for the 2014-2015 school year is closed.

We will start accepting applications again on October 1st, 2014. Please stay tuned to this page for updates and announcements.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fill out an application?

Applications can be picked up in the main office and the North Zone Family Resource Center or downloaded from the school website.

Two proofs of residency must be provided upon submission of all applications.

NOTE: All applications must include a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.

Completed applications are due March 1st. Only completed applications will be entered into the lottery.

What is the lottery process?

Entry into the Conservatory Lab Charter School is gained through public lottery, which takes place the second Wednesday in March.

Each application is assigned an ID number to maintain anonymity in the lottery process.

Applications are drawn at each grade level. Sibling applications have priority and are processed first.

How will we know if we were accepted?

Families of accepted students will be notified over the phone the day of the lottery. They will also receive the Admissions Acceptance/ Learning Agreement form over the mail. This document will need to be signed and returned to the school within the allotted timeframe to secure a seat at Conservatory Lab. Please ensure that we have current contact information for your family.

Waitlisted students will also receive a letter with their waitlist number.

How does the wait list work?

Students not accepted are placed on the wait list until a space becomes available within the school year.

When a position is open, families are contacted in order of their wait list placement.

Families are responsible for calling the school with address/phone/email updates.

What is the registration process?

Accepted families will receive a phone call the day of the lottery, and a letter offering admission within a few days after the lottery.  They will have 10 business days to return the letter, indicating whether they accept or decline the seat.

Families will have the option to attend an Enrollment Day to complete enrollment documents, or ask for enrollment documents to be mailed to their homes.

Completed registration packets should be dropped off by a parent/guardian, in person, by the due date.

To view the Enrollment Policy, please visit: Conservatory Lab Enrollment Policy

If you have additional questions, please call 617-254-8904 extension 101, or e-mail or Martin Sarango at

To learn more about enrolling in other Massachusetts public charter schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.   Families can find information about all Massachusetts charter schools at:

To learn more about enrolling in other public schools in Boston, please visit the Boston Public School registration page at: