For Students Entering Grades 5,6,7,8,9 and 10
Thank you for your interest in GLCPS. Our Enrollment Period begins on December 1st each year. We encourage you to return to our website during that time.
While we do accept applications for students in grades 5-10, it's important to note:
- Students entering 5th grade have the best chance of winning a seat in the lottery while students entering all other grades will be placed on a waiting list. This is because the 5th grade is the entrance point into GLCPS. As the current year's 5th grade students are promoted to 6th grade, all of the seats in 5th grade for the following year are available. This does not mean that students in grades 6-10 will not have an opportunity to attend GLCPS since there are situations which result in seats opening up at all grade levels throughout the year. However, 5th grade is the most likely grade in which your student could gain entrance to GLCPS.
- We are required to give preference to students who live in New Bedford. We do accept applications for students who live in other communities in Massachusetts. Those applicants are put at the bottom of the waiting list of their respective grade.
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Student, Family and Community Life Adonis Ferreira.