Please be aware that if your child was selected in the February 2020 lottery for the 2020-2021 kindergarten class, the school will accept all paperwork once the school reopens.  All students in grades 1-6 have been placed on the waiting list. There are no openings in grades 1-6 for the 2020-2021 school year at this time.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the admissions office at 508-854-8400 x1019 or  




The enrollment application period is closed for the 2020-2021 School Year.


Applications are NO LONGER being accepted for the 2020-2012 school year.


Please see below for further information regarding the AKFCS Enrollment Lottery





Enrollment for the
2020 2021 School Year

Applications for Grades K-6 for the 2020-2021 School Year are available on-line, beginning on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 ; the deadline will be on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by 3 PM.  Once our Enrollment Period opens, the on-line form must be completed for siblings of currently enrolled students and residents.  All applicants, including siblings and students currently on our waitlist, will need to reapply for admission on an annual basis.

Incoming Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31, 2020 to be eligible for Kindergarten.  If your child is  enrolled in kindergarten at the time of application you will not be eligible to apply. You must apply for grade 1.  

We have scheduled three Kindergarten Informational Sessions from 10:45-11:30  a.m. in the elementary school:

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

Thursday Dec 5, 2019

Thursday Jan 9,  2020

Snow Date Thursday January 16, 2020

Our Enrollment Lottery will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM in the High School Concert Hall.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact the Admissions Office 508-854-8400 x1019 or send an email to


AKF Enrollment Policy


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.