How to Apply

How to Apply

The 2017-18 main round has ended. Results will be available in early May. Missed the deadline? You can still apply!


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How It Works

How It Works

1. Learn About School Options

Click on Find a School to learn about your public school options in Camden, including dates and times of school open houses, which are a great opportunity to meet principals and teachers.

2. Select Your Schools

Once you’ve done your research, make a list of schools that you want your child to attend. You'll be able to list up to 8 schools on your application, and you'll need to put them in the order you prefer them, so take time to think about which school is your top choice, which is your second choice, and so on.

3. Apply

The application can be completed online on your computer or smartphone, by calling our hotline at (856) 536-3999, or by visiting the Family Enrollment Center at 201 N Front Street.

You will need to:

  • Provide basic information about your child, such as their date of birth and their current grade.
  • Rank your school selections in the true order that you prefer them.
  • You can choose up to 8 schools on each child’s application.

If you have more than one child, you will have to fill out a separate application for each child.

If you are looking for a school for the 2016-17 school year, call our Camden Enrollment Hotline at (856)536-3999.

4. Get Your School

If you submitted an application by March 31, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year, you will learn your child's school placement in early May 2017. Later applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in May.

5. Register

After you receive your school placement, you must go to that school in person by June 9, 2017 to register and turn in your paperwork.

What You Need To Apply

Registering at Your Neighborhood School

Registering at Your Neighborhood School

If you want your child to attend your neighborhood District school, you do not need to apply. You can register at the school at any time. If you have a renaissance school in your neighborhood, you do need to fill out an application, and you will have priority for open seats over any student who does not live in the neighborhood.

Applying to Magnet Schools

Applying to Magnet Schools

Camden has three magnet schools that have selective admissions criteria: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, Brimm Medical Arts High School, and Camden Big Picture Learning Academy. If you want to apply to these schools, you will need to include additional information in the application.

Catholic Partnership Schools

Catholic Partnership Schools

The Catholic Partnership Schools do not participate in the Camden Enrollment application, but they partner with Camden Enrollment to share information about their programs. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify.

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Enrolling in Pre-K Programs

Enrolling in Pre-K Programs

Camden Enrollment is only for students entering grades K-12. However, all 3- and 4-year-old Camden residents are eligible to attend full-day pre-K programs at no cost. Programs are offered by the Camden City School District and private providers; all programs follow a similar curriculum.