Admission Process

Syracuse Academy is a tuition-free, college preparatory, charter school. All children k-12 with an interest in academic and individual success; personal drive to expand their global knowledge; and a desire to become not just part of a school community, but a family, are welcome.


You may apply online by visiting, or in person at the school. Applications must be postmarked by the April 1st deadline in order to be considered for the lottery. All applications postmarked after the deadline will be placed on the waiting list.

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Please note: Applications are only valid for one year, you must reapply each year.
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If the number of eligible applications for admission exceeds the spaces available for scholars, a publicly audited lottery will be held.

All affected applicants will be notified of the date, time and location of the lottery. Lotteries are open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend. Names are randomly selected and applicants are accepted based on the order in which they are selected. Applicants who are not selected will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names were selected.

Admission to Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School shall not be limited on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, national origin, religion or any other ground that would be unlawful. All children who would be eligible to enroll in public schools in New York State are eligible to enroll.