Admissions Guidance Department

Bay Path is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Each Bay Path Graduate receives a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA and a VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE. Bay Path admits students and makes available to them its advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, home status or disability. Since final placement of students is based on the exploratory program and space availability, we cannot guarantee that the final placement will be the applicant's first choice. Bay Path services students within the Southern Worcester County District; Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, North Brookfield, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, and Webster. Students from these towns are encouraged to apply. All other towns are considered "Out of District".

How to Apply to Bay Path for Admission


  • Date
  • Event
  • Friday, September 28th
  • Counselor Breakfast: 8th grade counselors arrive with their town calendars to plan the best dates for the Bay Path admissions process. Presenter: D. Lopes for Online Applications
  • Tuesday, September 5th to Wednesday, October 11th
  • Presentations: Bay Path counselors visit your school to introduce our programs to your 7th and/or 8th graders.
  • Friday, October 12th
  • Tour Day: 8th graders from our member towns come to tour Bay Path
  • Tuesday, October 16th 6 – 8pm
  • Open House: Evening event for all families and students to tour Bay Path programs.
  • First Week of December
  • ALL applications are due to Bay Path for acceptance.
  • January through early-February
  • Interviews by TOWN at Bay Path for all applicants
  • Mid-March
  • Notification of Acceptance or Wait List Status
  • April 6th and April 27th
  • Placement testing for accepted students by TOWN
  • April through August
  • Rolling LATE applications as space is available.

At the time of acceptance, please provide 7th grade MCAS scores. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, time and efforts. ~ Bay Path Guidance Department