School Choice

School Choice is a state program which allows Massachusetts school districts to accept students from other Massachusetts towns. This is an optional program as not all towns participate.

The Mansfield School Committee determines, on an annual basis, openings for the upcoming school year. This determination is made by May 1st after the Superintendent of Schools reviews current and projected enrollment figures and class sizes, then presents a recommendation to the School Committee.

If the School Committee votes to accept School Choice students for the following year, a notification is placed on our website (on or before April 30th) with a deadline date for applying. If the number of applicants exceed the number of available openings, a lottery will be held to fill the spots. 


For the 2024-2025 school year, we are accepting applications for incoming students entering the following grades in September 2024:

Grade 6 (5 seats)

Grade 9 (10 seats)

Grade 10 (10 seats)

4/10/24 School Choice Application is available online.

5/10/24 Applications must be submitted by noon in order to be considered in the lottery.


5/15/24 Lottery held by grade (if needed). **Update: Lottery held 5/15/24. Click here for results.**

5/17/24 All applications will receive an email regarding their status in the program. If approved,  next steps will be provided in order to register for school in Mansfield.  

6/7/24 All Registration paperwork due to Mansfield Public Schools by accepted students. Enrollment is contingent upon receipt and review of all required documents.

Mid-August - Students will be provided an appointment by their respective school to discuss course enrollment/selection.

School Choice Application 2024-25 

(CLOSED 5/10 at noon)

Parents are required to provide transportation.  Bus transportation is not an option for School Choice students.