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Thank you for your interest in Community Day Charter Public School.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year began on  January 3, 2023 and closed on February 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm.  One completed application will be used for lottery placement at all CDCPS campuses across Lawrence.

Please note the following important information about the application process:

  • Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023, to be eligible for Kindergarten 1 (K1), the early childhood program (for four-year-old children)
  • Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023, to be eligible for Kindergarten 2 (K2) (Kindergarten)
  • Siblings of students currently attending the school have priority for open slots at this school only (a birth certificate must be submitted to the main office to confirm sibling status prior to the lottery)
  • According to state regulations, your child’s application will be entered into the lottery to be held on March 6, 2023.
  •  At the lottery, applications will be prioritized based on the following criteria:
  • Students with siblings attending the same CDCPS school
  • Residents of Lawrence
  • Residents of other cities/towns* in Massachusetts

After the number of openings in each grade are filled, the remaining students will be put on the waiting list in the order drawn. If you are offered a spot at a CDCPS school, you will be required to provide proof of residency and a birth certificate and/or equivalent documents (for students entering Kindergarten).

Please note that you are welcome to attend the lottery, but it is not required. Families of applicants will be sent an e-mail following the lottery to notify them of the lottery results.

Important Information & Deadlines

Open House: 

January 26, 2023, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Applications Due: 

February 10, 2023, 5:00 p.m.


March 6, 2023, 9 a.m.

To verify that your application has been entered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. This e-mail will serve as your receipt and indicate that your child will be entered in the lottery.


*All offers of admission must be made in accordance with this order of priority to adhere to the school’s enrollment policy.




*AS OF FEBRUARY 10th  AT 5:00 PM

Need assistance completing the online application?

Staff is available to support via phone. 
Prospect Early Learning Center Campus: 978-722-2583
Gateway Early Learning Center Campus: 978-688-4283
Webster Early Learning Center Campus: 978-688-4343