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Enrollment Process

2020-2021 Lottery Application ProcessGo to top

Welcome to Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS).
We are a K-8 public charter school of choice serving grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade.


GBCS is open to all students from New Brunswick, Highland Park, Edison, and surrounding school districts on an available space basis. 

Enrollment is determined by a random lottery system where siblings of current GBCS students are given preference. No admission test is needed. 

Cut off dates for incoming Kindergarten students are determined by the sending school district.
Please check your residential school district Board of Education for cut off dates. For example:

  • New Brunswick cut off date: October 15
  • Highland Park cut off date: October 1
  • Edison cut off date: October 1


To fill out an application to participate in our lottery please visit our school’s website:

  • Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are received from September 19, 2019, through February 11, 2020.
  • No applications for the lottery will be processed after February 14, 2020.
  • Applications are good only for the school year you apply to and are not carried over. 
  • Only one application per student.  Duplicate applications will be withdrawn.
  • Any false information in the application may result in a withdraw from the lottery of the student from the school.


A lottery will be held on February 20, 2020, at 5:30 PM

All applications received from September 9, 2019, through February 14, 2020, will be included in the Lottery.

Lottery winners will be notified via email or text message on the day of the lottery and will have 24 hours to respond to the offer.

Students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on the Wait List. Please note, if your child is not called within the 2020-2021 school year you must fill out a new application for the following school year.

Open House Dates:

September 10 10:00 AM
September 19 5:30 PM
October 15 10:00 AM
October 17 5:30 PM
November 12 10:00 AM
November 14 5:30 PM
December 17 10:00 AM 
January 14 10:00 AM
January 16 5:30 PM
February 11 10:00 AM
February 13 5:30 PM

Important Dates:

  • September 17, 2019 - February 14, 2020
    • Applications for the lottery are being accepted

  • February 20, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Lottery

  • March 11 & 12, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Lottery winners must pick up new student packet

  • April 30, 2020 9:00 AM
    • New Kindergarten Student Orientation 

  • May 19 & 21, 2020 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Interviews for new Kindergarten students

  • May 28, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Pre-K Today - Kindergarten Tomorrow workshop

  • July 6 - 31, 2020
    • Summer Academy for incoming Kindergarten students

  • July 7 - 10, 2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Return completed student packet and Transfer Card to the Main Office
Waitlist Applications will be accepted only through this link:

Please click the Sign Up  link to create a new account.

For assistance, lottery, and waiting list information please contact Lilia at:
732.448.1052 ext. 104 

We are now accepting applications for our Waiting List! 

Please Note: Your child's number on the Waiting List is only good for the school year for which you applied.  If your child is not called within that school year, it is your responsibility to resubmit a new application for the following school year.

GBCS Re-Enrollment Process:Go to top

Parents/Guardians: More information will follow in the Spring of 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year using the following link:

Please use the login information that you used for 
last year's re-enrollment.

If you have any questions, please contact:
call the main office: 732.448.1052