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 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 2023-2024 school year,

we are accepting applications for incoming students 

entering the following grades in September:

 Grade 6, 9 & 10

Important Dates for 2023-24 Enrollment

4/12/23 School Choice Application is available online.

5/12/23 Applications must be submitted by 4pm in order to be considered in the lottery. 

**Please Note: All Applications submitted after 5/12/23 will be reviewed in August pending availability per grade.**

5/15/23 Lottery held by grade (if needed).

5/16-5/17 Students will be notified if accepted into the program and next steps.


6/9/23 Registration paperwork due to Mansfield Public Schools. Enrollment is contingent upon receipt and review of all required documents.

Late August MHS & QMS Students will be provided an appointment at their respective schools to discuss course selection. 

Parents are required to provide transportation. 

Bus transportation is not an option for School Choice students.