If your student was selected in the February 2020 Lottery to start Kindergarten in Fall 2020 for the 2020/2021 school year, all paperwork can be submitted once the School reopens. 

All students in the Lottery for Grades 1-6 are on the waiting list. Should a spot become available the student's family will be contacted, in order of their place on the waiting list .

If you have questions, contact the Admissions Office by phone 508-854-8400 x1019 or email; admissions@akfcs.org.  


Applications are NO LONGER being accepted for the 2020-2021 School Year.



Enrollment for the
2021/2022 School Year

Applications for Grades K-6 for the 2021/2022 School Year will be available on-line, beginning Monday, October 19, 2020 ; the deadline will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m

Incoming Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31, 2020.  If your student is  enrolled in Kindergarten at the time of application you must apply for Grade 1.  

Bgeinning October 19, 2020 the on-line Lottery Form must be completed for siblings of currently enrolled students as well as those wishing to enter a student(s) into the Lottery.  Students currently on our waitlistfor the 2020/2021 School Year, will need to complete the on-line Lottery form for the 2021/2022 School Year.

The Enrollment Lottery will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

If you have questions regarding the Enrollment Process, contact the Admissions Office by phone 508-854-8400 x1019 or email; admissions@akfcs.org


AKF Enrollment Policy
Students with Disabilities Notice


The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is a classical liberal arts K-12 school, located
in the Greendale neighborhood of Worcester. Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School will
accept applications for students entering Kindergarten through Grade 6. The school does not
enroll new students in Grades 7-12. The school will backfill seats in kindergarten through
Grade 6 through February 15 annually. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 by August 31.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Abby Kelley Foster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed,
sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, mental or physical disability,
age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or in a
foreign language, or academic achievement in admitting students, nor may charter schools
set admissions criteria that are intended to discriminate or that have the effect of
discriminating on any of these bases. The School will develop and implement a student
recruitment and retention plan in accordance with Massachusetts laws and regulations.
M.G.L. c. 71, § 89(l); 603 CMR 1.06

Enrollment Preference

Enrollment preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and students
residing in the towns designated in the charter: Auburn, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford,
Shrewsbury, Sutton, West Boylston and Worcester. Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
is open to all Massachusetts residents. Applicants are required to submit reasonable proof of
residency and sibling status at the time of admission. The school’s application process is not
integrated with any school district.

Diverse Learners

All applicants will be notified in writing of the rights of students with diverse learning needs to
attend Abby Kelley Foster and receive accommodations and support services, including
students who may have disabilities, require special education and/or are English language
learners. Information regarding the availability of services is included on the school’s website,
enrollment information, school handbook, special education policy manual, and English
language learner policy manual.