Public Exam School Placement Calendar

Admission to the three public exam schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, is decided solely by ISEE scores and English and math grades from the fifth and sixth grade school years for Academy Seven Scholars or seventh and eighth school years for Academy Nine Scholars. Awareness of and adherence to deadlines is vital to a family’s successful application. Steppingstone works with families to keep them informed about any upcoming deadlines. ISEE registration and the submission of grades happens through the Scholars’ current schools.


• Receive ISEE registration materials from your child’s middle school
• Complete and return ISEE registration to your child’s school


• Attend Steppingstone’s Placement Panel to hear from Scholars an families currently attending exam schools
• Contact Advisor to give them ISEE registration number and test site


• Take the ISEE
• Continue researching the three exam schools – you may call the school directly to arrange a visit between November and January


• Receive ISEE score reports in the mail
• Contact Advisor to confirm receipt of scores
• Receive GPA form from your child’s school
• Complete and return GPA form to your child’s school
• If you do not attend BPS, provide proof of Boston residency in person to BPS


• Receive exam school invitation letter
• Provide copy of exam school invitation letter to your Steppingstone Advisor
• Return completed invitation letter, accepting or declining invitation, to the BPS address provided on the letter