How will I find out the results of the lottery????

Letters were mailed to household(s) over the week of February break. If you do not receive this letter by Wednesday, February 27th, please notify the admissions coordinator. This letter will contain your child's placement on the waitlist, or in the case of 7th grade applicants, either an acceptance letter or a wait list letter. If you do receive an acceptance letter for the 7th grade, your decision is due to the admissions coordinator by Monday, March 11th at the latest. You can also email to find out your child's placement.

All lottery applicants are welcome to request a shadow day beginning in mid-March. See the "Shadow Days" page on this website for more information.

Admissions Coordinator: Amanda Melemed (

How do I apply?

The lottery will be held on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 3:30pm at PVPA in the main stage theater.

Snow date will be Monday, February 25th beginning at 4:30pm.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year became available here on November 1st, 2018.

Applications remained available until February 1st, 2019. PVPA does not accept late applications. 

Applications are available in Spanish and English.

If you need a paper application, or an application in a language other than English or Spanish, please call 413-552-1580 ext. 104.