School Choice

The School Choice Lottery for 2018/2019 openings will be held on

Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

in the Curriculum Conference Room at Central Office, 23 Depot Street.

The lottery is open to the public.

Westford Public Schools announces their participation in the Massachusetts School Choice Program for 2018/2019. This program allows non-Westford residents to apply for enrollment in Westford schools. Applications (attached below) are ONLY accepted for students entering grades listed. 

Total Seats Available in 2017/2018

Available Seats
5 (half day)

Applications may be obtained in the Superintendent's Office at 23 Depot Street or below. Applications must be received by July 6, 2018. A lottery will be held in early August and selected students will be notified shortly thereafter.


School Choice is a state program, which allows Massachusetts school districts to accept students from other Massachusetts towns. This is an optional program as not all towns participate.

Although Westford participates in School Choice, the Westford School Committee determines, on an annual basis, openings for the upcoming school year. This determination is made in May after the Superintendent of Schools reviews current and projected enrollment figures and class sizes and presents a recommendation to the School Committee.

If the School Committee votes to accept School Choice students for the following year, an advertisement is placed in the Lowell Sun and in all surrounding towns' local newspapers, as well as our website, with a deadline date for applying. School Choice students are chosen on a lottery basis. Applications are only available after the School Committee determines that openings will be available for the upcoming year.

For more information contact Nina Mangan  (978-692-5560 extension 2102).

Information for enrolling students who are Westford residents can be found on our Registration page.