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Rhode Island League of Charter Schools Announces Open Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year

Rhode Island League of Charter Schools Announces Open Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year

Applications are being accepted for public charter schools across Rhode Island beginning November 22nd


PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools (RILCS) announced today that the application period for charter public schools will open on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 for the 2023-24 school-year.

“Rhode Island charter schools are proud to offer free, public-school options for all Rhode Island families seeking public school alternatives for their children,” said Keith A. Oliveira, executive director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools. “We know one-size public education does not fit all students. More and more Rhode Island families are seeking the innovative, student-centered learning environments that our charter schools provide.”

Demand for charter school seats in Rhode Island continues to grow, with a record number of families applying for seats for the current 2022-23 school-year. According to data provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), Rhode Island charter schools received a record 23,263 applications for 2,353 available seats, which is a 17% increase from the 2021-22 school-year. Total applications have increased by more than 27% in the last five years and more than doubled since 2014-15.

Charter schools are public schools, free and open to all Rhode Island students. Charter schools are located throughout Rhode Island and provide elementary, middle, and high school options.

Rhode Island families can learn more about their public charter school options by exploring the family information tool at Families can also set up an account and submit a common application to all eligible charter schools. Information is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. All charter school lotteries will be held in early April 2023.

Families can learn more about our individual charter schools by attending a scheduled open house. A calendar of upcoming open houses can be found on our website at