How to Apply

Community Charter School of Cambridge is a public, tuition-free school serving 360 students in grades 6-12. CCSC enrolls new students in grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 only. CCSC students may reside in any city or town in Massachusetts, though Cambridge residents and siblings of current students have preference in our lottery.

Enrollment for the current 2017-18 school year:  Our final enrollment lottery for the 2017-2018 school year took place on October 20, 2017. If your student is on the waitlist, and is eligible for enrollment when a seat opens up for them, we will be in contact with you as soon as a seat becomes available.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will begin in January 2019.

  • Our first lottery will take place on January 24, 2018. The deadline to submit a complete application is January 17, 2018 at 4PM. 

To apply, please complete our online application:

2018-19 CCSC Enrollment Lottery Application (English)

2018-19 CCSC Aplikasyon pou Enskri nan Lotri (Kreyòl)

2018-19 CCSC Solicitud para Loteria de Matricula (Español)

Note: As of February 27, 2017, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has limited new enrollment at CCSC to residents of Cambridge and to siblings of students currently attending. At this time, students that apply for admission to CCSC or who are on a waitlist for admission and reside outside of Cambridge and who do not have a sibling currently attending the school will not be offered admission to CCSC. Due to the requirements of the charter school statute, The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has imposed this limit on enrollment until the percentage of Cambridge residents attending CCSC meets or exceeds 80 percent of total students at the school.

We encourage families who do not reside in Cambridge and whose children do not have siblings currently enrolled at CCSC to stay active on our waitlist, and to update us if your address or other contact information changes. If the enrollment limitations described above change, we will notify you.

Learn more about CCSC by reading our brochure.

CCSC brochure (English)

CCSC brochure (Español)

CCSC brochure (Kreyòl)

For more information, see our Application & Lottery Process page and/or our Open House Schedule.

You may contact us at:

(617) 354-0047

In accordance with both state and federal laws, Community Charter School of Cambridge does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment of its services, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.

Students with Disabilities: Notice of Rights to Access and Equity of Educational Services (explained in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole)

English Language Learners: Notice of Rights to Access and Equity of Educational Services (explained in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole)

CCSC can make documents available in any language upon request. 

CCSC ka ba ou dokiman ekri an kryol si ou vle.

La escuela CCSC le tendra los documentos disponibles a su peticion.