As a tuition-free public charter school, PVCICS is open to all students residing in Massachusetts. Entrance is by lottery. To enter the lottery, parents submit an enrollment application available below. The lottery establishes the order in which students will be accepted into the school. Siblings of enrolled students will be given priority over other students in the lottery ranking. Additionally, students from within PVCICS's region of service, as defined in our charter, will be given priority over students outside the region.
Please see the information session schedule below. Information sessions are not required. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year of entry. Students entering 6th grade or 9th grade must have successfully completed the previous grade in the previous year. For example, students entering 9th grade must have successfully completed 8th grade in the previous year.
For Fall 2017 Enrollment
We are accepting enrollment applications for students entering Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades in the Fall of 2017.
All information sessions are on Saturdays at 1:00 PM at 317 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley, MA.
The schedule is:
Applications submitted to PVCICS by February 13, 2017, 4:00 PM will participate in the first pre-enrollment lottery, to be held on February 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the school. Applications submitted after February 13, 2017, 4:00 PM, will participate in subsequent lotteries. Lotteries held after February 15, 2017 will not change the status of students already offered admission to PVCICS, but may change the ranking of students on the waiting list. Upcoming lotteries will be posted in advance of the date. March 10th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the second lottery that will be conducted on Monday March 13th at 1:00 PM. April 6th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the third lottery that will be conducted on Friday April 7th at 1:00 PM.
The enrollment application is available by clicking here or by contacting our office at the contact information below. The enrollment application is also
available at the information sessions. Completed applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to PVCICS at:
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
317 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
PVCICS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language, or academic achievement.
Region of Service
PVCICS can accept applications and enroll Massachusetts resident students from anywhere in the state. However, if there are more applicants than available slots, students residing in the region of service defined in our charter receive enrollment preference.
PVCICS's defined region of service is:
Agawam, Amherst, Amherst-Pelham (Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury), Belchertown, Chesterfield-Goshen (Chesterfield, Goshen), Chicopee, Conway, Deerfield, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Frontier (Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately), Gill-Montague (Gill, Montague), Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hampden-Wilbraham (Hamden, Wilbraham), Hampshire (Chesterfield, Goshen, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg), Hatfield, Hawlemont, Holyoke, Leverett, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Mohawk Trail (Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Shelburne), Northampton, Pelham, Pioneer Valley (Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield, Warwick), Shutesbury, South Hadley, Southampton, Southwick-Tolland-Granville (Southwick, Tolland, Granville), Springfield, Sunderland, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg.