How to Apply

Steppingstone’s application season is now over. We will begin accepting applications again in the fall.

To start your application to The Steppingstone Academy or College Success Academy, please follow the steps below. If you are a teacher looking to nominate a student, please visit this link.


Determine which program you are applying for

Read more about The Steppingstone Academy and the College Success Academy here to learn about your eligibility for our programs.


Request your application packet

Submit this online form, and we will mail a paper application to your address.


Attend a family information meeting

This is a required step in the admission process. Families must attend one meeting with their student. It is best if the parent/guardian who will be leading the admission process attends, although all family members are welcome. The meetings are typically one hour long and are held between October and December.

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Submit your written application

A hard copy will be mailed to the address you submitted in Step 2. If you need an additional copy of the application, forms can be downloaded below.

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Come for an interview

Steppingstone selects a group of finalists and invites these students and families to an interview. The interview is an important chance for family members and Steppingstone staff to assess whether or not the program is a good fit for a particular applicant.

All applicants are notified of final decisions in April.

Have questions?

Contact our Admission Office at 617-423-6300 ext. 227 and we will direct you to the appropriate member of our team.