School Choice Options in Massachusetts

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


Massachusetts Celebrates National School Choice Week

Preschool Art Show

January 25, 2017 at 5:00pm

121 W Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176

We are holding an Art Show to showcase the creativity and learning that happens in our preschool classrooms. The children in our three classrooms have been exploring a variety of 2D and 3D art materials and techniques, and we are excited to share their beautiful work!

Community Fun Day

January 30, 2017

Christopher Donovan Day School, 4 Recovery Rd, Wareham, MA 02571

For all events check out Massachusetts'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Massachusetts Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor Charlie Baker has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Massachusetts.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Canton
  • Weymouth
  • West Springfield
  • Fall River
  • Dracut
  • Mattapoisett
  • Warren

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Bay State.

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

Spread the Word

Download and share these Massachusetts School Choice week graphics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to let your friends and family know you're celebrating school choice!