How to Apply to Exam Schools


  • Admissions Process Info Sessions

    Students currently in grades 6, 8, or 9 and residing in the City of Boston are eligible to apply to one of our exam schools for September 2024 (Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and O'Bryant School of Math and Science). Please join us at one of these upcoming virtual events to get additional information and details on the new admission season.

    Exam School Admissions Info Sessions:

    • Thursday, October 12, 6pm EST  | Zoom

    • Thursday, November 2, 6pm EST  | Zoom

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  • 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. 

    The application process to the three exam schools includes an admissions test, student GPA, and Boston residency.  Students must be enrolled in grades 6, 8, 9 and reside in the City of Boston to be eligible to apply to one of our exam schools for September 2024.  

    BPS students in grade 8 attending an exam school are eligible to apply for grade 9 admission to a different exam school, if they wish.

    Please review the action steps below to learn more about our application process and important deadlines. 


    Please fill out this brief form to sign up for the BPS Exam Schools Mailing List and receive updates regarding the application process throughout the year. 

  • 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