Thank you for your interest in enrolling your student at Maeser Prep! Applications for our enrollment lottery for each school year are accepted from November 1 through January 31 of the prior school year. All applications received after 11:59pm on January 31 are added to the wait list in the order in which they are received. Our lottery is held in the first two weeks of February, with initial enrollment offers sent out by March 1.
Our charter allows us to enroll a total of 640 students per year, including returning students. We typically enroll approximately 100-125 students per grade each year. Approximately half of seventh grade applicants receive an offer. Our annual retention rate is over 90%, so openings for higher grades are more limited. We typically add some additional seats for ninth grade, so it is a bit easier to receive an offer for ninth grade than for eighth grade. Eleventh and twelfth grade applicants must meet with a counselor as part of their application process so they can review and discuss graduation requirements.
Our charter states that students in certain categories receive priority in our enrollment lottery. The following applicants receive priority status:
- Children/grandchildren of Maeser Prep Founders
- Children of current Maeser employees
- Siblings of current Maeser Prep students
- Children or siblings of Maeser Prep graduates
- Applicants who have a sibling also applying for the same school year who receives an offer and enrolls
- Eighth graders from John Hancock School applying for ninth grade at Maeser Prep
We communicate enrollment offers **by email** only. We recommend that you check your email at least once a week beginning in mid-February so you don’t miss a response deadline.
CURRENT students should not apply using this application form. Re-enrollment is handled directly through the Registrar.
Submitting Lottery Applications for New Students
We have a new online application system this year! To submit an application for a new student, click the button below and create a new account. You will use the same account to submit additional applications for siblings (so you’ll only need to enter your parent information once).
You’ll also use this account to enroll your student if they receive an offer following our lottery, so please save your login information!