Nominate a Student

If you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student who is interested in our program, please visit this link.


Nominations are a way for teachers, principals, and other community members to identify motivated students who would benefit from Steppingstone’s intensive academic programs. Students apply to Steppingstone in fourth or fifth grade and must also be Boston residents.

After a nomination is received, Steppingstone will send the student and family more information, including a link to the online application and a list of our virtual Family Information Sessions.  Nominated students are encouraged, but not required, to apply to Steppingstone. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance.

Up to three students may be submitted online at a time–if you would like to nominate more than three students online, please refresh the page after you submit. We will begin accepting applications for 2021 in the fall. If you have any questions, please call 617-423-6300 x233.

To nominate a student click here.

To inform students and their families about Steppingstone:

  • A Steppingstone representative will reach out to you to request a visit with your nominated students in November or December.
  • We encourage you to speak with the students/families you are nominating and encourage them to attend a Steppingstone information session.
  • We will begin accepting applications for 2021 shortly.