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Massachusetts Charter Schools

FY22 Applications for Renewal of Charters

This winter, the Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Commissioner) will make recommendations to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) regarding the renewal of the charters for 14 schools. Please contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) at to obtain copies of any of the Applications for Renewal.

Consistent with charter school regulations, the review of the school's Application for Renewal for another five-year term is guided by evidence regarding the success of the school's academic program, the viability of the school as an organization, and the faithfulness of the school to the terms of its charter. The Commissioner's recommendations will consider each school's performance at the time of the charter renewal as well as the progress it has made during the past four years of operation. The evaluation will include a review of evidence such as the school's academic performance, Accountability Plan performance, annual reports, financial record, and Application for Renewal, as well as assessments conducted by the Department.

We currently anticipate that these matters will be brought to the Board for consideration no earlier than its January 25, 2022 meeting and no later than its February 15, 2022 meeting. Please check Board Meeting Schedule and Agendas for updates.

The Department invites written comments from superintendents in the school districts within each charter school's current/proposed district or region. Please see the table below for a list of charter schools that have submitted applications for renewal and the schools' associated districts. Comments may be submitted by December 1, 2021 to: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, c/o Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 or by email to

Charter School NameCurrent District or RegionChartered Maximum EnrollmentChartered Grade Span
Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public SchoolBoston5455–12
Brooke Charter SchoolBoston and Chelsea2221K–12
Christa McAuliffe Charter SchoolAshland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough, and Sudbury3966–8
Community Day Charter Public School-GatewayLawrence400PK–8
Community Day Charter Public School-R. Kingman Webster Lawrence400PK–8
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter SchoolBoston325PK–5
Global Learning Charter Public SchoolNew Bedford5005–12
KIPP Academy Boston Charter SchoolBoston588K–8
Libertas Academy Charter SchoolSpringfield6306–12
Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public SchoolBrimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Monson, North Brookfield, Palmer, Southbridge, Spencer-East Brookfield (East Brookfield, Spencer), Sturbridge, Tantasqua (Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge, Wales), Wales, and Webster360K–8
Pioneer Charter School of ScienceChelsea, Everett, and Revere780K–12
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter SchoolAgawam, Amherst, Amherst-Pelham (Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury), Belchertown, Chesterfield-Goshen (Chesterfield, Goshen), Chicopee, Conway, Deerfield, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Frontier (Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately), Gill-Montague (Gill, Montague), Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hampden-Wilbraham (Hamden, Wilbraham), Hampshire (Chesterfield, Goshen, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg), Hatfield, Hawlemont (Charlemont, Hawley), Holyoke, Leverett, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Mohawk Trail (Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, Shelburne), Northampton, Pelham, Pioneer Valley (Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield, Warwick), Shutesbury, South Hadley, Southampton, Southwick-Tolland-Granville (Granville, Southwick, Tolland), Springfield, Sunderland, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, Whately, and Williamsburg584K–12
Sizer School: A North Central Charter Essential SchoolAshburnham-Westminster (Ashburnham, Westminster), Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Lunenburg, Nashoba (Bolton, Lancaster, Stow), North Middlesex (Ashby, Pepperell, Townsend), and Wachusett (Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling)4007–12
Veritas Preparatory Charter SchoolSpringfield7665–12

Last Updated: September 2, 2021

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