Application Process

All students applying for admission to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School must complete the Admission Application and adhere to our Admissions Policy (see below). Please note that the District Admissions Policy is currently under revision to adhere to recent mandates set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School admits students from our 17 member communities to our career technical, animal science, and agricultural programs. Member communities include Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham.  Students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are also eligible to apply for admission to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School’s animal science, agricultural, and natural resource programs. NOTE: “Non-resident” students applying for admission to the seven animal science, agricultural, and natural resource programs are NOT required to complete a Chapter 74 Non-Resident Tuition application in addition to their admission application (See: Specialized Agricultural and Natural Resources Programs Nonresident Student Enrollment Advisory, MA DESE below). 


The admissions application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has passed.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in mid-October.


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Important Admissions Dates:

Applications Open for New Applicants for School Year 2023-2024 Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Open House Saturday, November 19, 2022
Applications Due (Class of 2027/Grade 9) Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Transfer Applications Due (Class of 2026 and 2025) Friday, March 10, 2023
First Round of Acceptance Notifications for Class of 2027/Grade 9 April 18-21, 2023 (anticipated)
Transfer Acceptance Notifications (Class of 2026 and 2025)
Please note: In addition to Admission Policy standards,  acceptance to Grades 10-11 is limited to availability in CTE programs.
Friday, August 11, 2023 (anticipated)



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Contact Admissions

(978) 304-4705  |  [email protected]

  • Ms. Kelly Mello, Admissions Counselor
  • Katia Lugo, EL Recruitment Specialist
  • Ms. Wendy Fajardo, Admissions & Freshman School Counselor
  • Ms. Julie Montague, Admissions & Freshman School Counselor
  • Sandra Goldstein, Director of School Counseling & Admissions