Admission and Wait List Information


General Lottery Application and Lottery Timeline: 

  • Applications for the annual kindergarten lottery can be submitted at any time prior to December 1st of that current year’s lottery.  Applications for all other grade levels (1st through 8th) should be submitted between July 1st and December 1st for the current school year.
  • Applications submitted in this window will be placed in the current year’s annual lottery.
  • Families will need to reapply each year beyond their kindergarten grade application. 
  • The annual public lottery will take place on 4th Friday of January at 10:00am in our elementary school auditorium.
  • The families of students selected in the lottery will be notified by email immediately after and will be provided with the required documents and a deadline that they will need to submit in order secure registration. Documents required for enrollment are:
    • Proof of Age (for example, Birth Certificate)
    • Proof of Residency
    • Record of Required Immunizations
    • Act 26 Form, and
    • Home Language Survey
  • We encourage all families to submit all documents directly to the school in person, however if families choose to mail the required documentation to the school, you will assume the responsibility to ensure that the information arrives by the stated deadline.  School Office Hours are 8:00 am until 2:00 pm daily. 
  • Families will need to return all required enrollment documents by no later than the 3rd Friday in February, by no later than 2:00 pm. 
  • Failure to meet this deadline forfeits your spot at Franklin Towne and will result with the child’s name being placed at the bottom of the current Wait List.
  • Exceptions will be made only for families with language barriers, and only when those families have contacted prior to the deadlines listed above thus allowing the school the opportunity to arrangements for translation services to be provided. All requests should be submitted to the attention of our Attendance Clerk.


    Wait List:

  • Names not selected in the lottery will be placed on a numbered Wait List.
  • The Wait List will be published on the school’s website and will be continually maintained to reflect an accurate and up-to-date listing.
  • Families will receive an email providing them with a Unique Identifying Number (UIN).  Parents will be able to use the UIN to track their child’s position on the Wait List. 
  • Names placed on the wait list will remain there until the following year’s lottery is run and a new Wait List is generated.