Boston Public Schools has three exam schools: Boston Latin Academy, Boston 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.
BPS grade 8 students currently attending an exam school are also eligible to apply for grade 9 admission to a different exam school, if they wish.
An admissions test is required to apply. To learn more about how and where to take the admissions test, visit our updated “How to Apply” page.
To learn more about the exam school admissions process, please visit the following pages:
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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 review the recordings and materials from these recent virtual events to get additional information and details on the new admission season.
Exam School Admissions Info Sessions:
Info Sessions - Flyers
SY2024-25 Application Timeline