How to Apply to Exam Schools


  • Boston Public Schools has three exam schools: Boston Latin AcademyBoston Latin School, and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. All three schools accept new students for grades 7 and 9.  John D. O’Bryant School accepts a small number of new students in grade 10. 

    Students currently in grades 5, 7, and 8 who are Boston residents are eligible to apply to attend an exam school in the fall of 2024. Current BPS grade 7 exam school students are eligible to apply for grade 9 admission to a different exam school, if they wish.

    To sign up for the BPS Exam Schools Mailing List and receive updates regarding Exam Schools admissions throughout the year, please fill out this brief form

  • Step 1: Test Registration (MAP Growth)

  • Step 2: Residency Verification for Students not currently enrolled in BPS: Private, Parochial, Commonwealth Charter Schools, METCO schools, Homeschool

  • Step 3: School Choice

  • Step 4: GPA

  • Step 5: Invitations