Out-of-Assigned District - Newton Residents ONLY

  • The Newton Public Schools considers applications from families residing in Newton who would like their student to attend or transfer to a school different from their assigned district. This process is also used for Newton faculty/staff (NTA Units A,B,C,D,E, NESA, Custodial Union) who wish to enroll their student in the Newton Public Schools.

    Out-of-Assigned (OAD) district placements are limited and are made on a space available basis. The established procedure and application process must be followed in order for the request to be considered.  Please see the Out-of-Assigned District Policy  issued by the Newton School Committee and Out-of-Assigned District Procedures for more information.


  • Applications for the 2020-21 school year are now available. Applications must be submitted between March 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020. Placement decisions will be made as close to June 1st as possible. Applications received after May 1st and before Labor Day may be considered only after all other placement decisions have been made. 

    Please review the procedures document found on the right side of this page. Then, choose the form that pertains to your current status. Should you need additional assistance, please contact:

    Elementary Education Office (K-5) at 617-559-6105

    Secondary Education Office (6-12) at 617-559-6115


Other Key Information

    • Completed applications must be signed by the in-district principal and submitted to the Education Center.


    • Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation if the student is placed out-of-assigned district.


    • For families, once an out-of-assigned district placement is approved, the student will follow the feeder pattern for the new school through middle and high school. A new application is NOT needed each year.

Out-of-Assigned District Forms