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Admission by Lottery

The Compass School is a public K-8th grade charter school and in accordance with our charter, enrollment is through a lottery which is open to all RI residents. Any applicant not chosen is retained on the waiting list, which will not roll-over from year to year. Applications are available for electronic submission.

The 2023-24 Charter School Common Application will be available on November 22, 2022 and the lottery will be run on April 3rd. Families will be notified via email on or after April 3rd. 

The Compass School participates in EnrollRI, a Common Application for all charter schools.

EnrollRI was launched to ensure that access to Rhode Island Department of Education schools and programs remains easy, safe, and accessible for all families.

Learn more about EnrollRI participating programs for the 2023-2024 school year, and access program family information tools and resources at EnrollRI.org.

Enrollment in a charter public school is nonselective and conducted by random lottery. Participating charter schools will share a common application for the 2023-2024 school application process.

Application Timeline

Application Launch: November 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 5PM
Charter School Lotteries: April 3, 2023
Please visit https://enrollri.org/charter for more information!
Use the Family Information Tool (FIT) to find the school(s) that meets the performance, accessibility, and programmatic targets you are seeking. Next, use the EnrollRI Common Application to apply to any participating charter schools you are interested in and for which your child is eligible to attend. Participating charter schools will hold their 2022-2023 admissions lotteries on April 3 or after and will communicate your student’s enrollment status soon after that time.

Open House 

Admissions Open House will be virtual – the Open House Video link from the 2023-2024 school year is at the top of this page.

That being said, please note:

  • Families are welcome to visit the campus on the weekend in-person.  While visitors will not be able to gain access to the interior of the buildings, you will get a sense of our beautiful campus.
  • Note that while all pre-lottery events will be virtual, we anticipate being able to host an Accepted Students Event in-person later this Spring.
    • At that time, you will be able to meet our staff in-person and participate in a tour of the campus (indoors and out).
    • Details to be shared following the lottery.

Take a look at the PBS produced piece on

The Compass School