FAQs for the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science

The John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science is one of Boston’s three exam schools. Exam schools require that all students take the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE) before they are accepted. You are encouraged to learn more about the application process for the exam schools by viewing a new BPS video here. See if your question about the school is answered in the list of FAQs below. 

Q. What is the application process for the school?
A. The application process for the exam schools includes test scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), Boston residency, and student grade information.

Q. How do I sign my child up to take the exam?
A. Please visit the Boston Public Schools Exam School page for complete and official information. Information packets will be available at ALL Boston Public School middle schools in mid-September each year. Testing locations and times will be included in the information packet.

Q. What is the name of the entrance test? When is the test date?
A. The Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE) will be held on a Saturday in November. Eligible students must be enrolled in grades 6, 8, or 9. Check the Boston Public Schools website for exam information by clicking here.

Q. Can my student complete a shadow day?
A.  We will have shadow days available for students beginning in spring 2018.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please visit the school website by clicking here

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