ATTENTION: The enrollment lottery for the 2024-2025 school year has passed. We currently hold a waitlist at every grade level. If your student was offered a spot from our LOTTERY or WAITLIST for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, please click here.

Open Enrollment for the 2025-2026 school year will begin in January 2025

Want to learn more about The Museum School? Attend an open house this Fall.

Click here to for help navigating the enrollment process

Before you apply:

Georgia law permits the use of a weighted lottery to provide an increased chance of admission to economically disadvantaged students. The Museum School seeks to reflect the diverse communities in which it serves. Similar to other Georgia Charter schools, The Museum School uses several recruitment strategies to increase its socio-economic diversity, including a weighted lottery.

The lottery weight for economically disadvantaged students for the 2024-2025 school year is 4.

Check your economically disadvantaged status. The Museum School is legally allowed to give enrollment preference to students who are economically disadvantaged, as defined by law. To facilitate the weighted lottery, applicants can indicate their “economically disadvantaged” status on the lottery application and such status will be verified as part of the registration process.  The weight for economically disadvantaged students will be calculated annually by The Museum School Board of Directors. The Georgia Department of Education defines economically disadvantaged as a student whose family is below the poverty line, qualifies for free or reduced lunch, or whose family qualifies for federal benefits including SNAP, TANF, WIC, or Medicare. Applicants that answer yes to at least one of the questions below can identify as economically disadvantaged on the application. Based on your annual household income (gross wages) and the total number of individuals living in your household, does your family qualify for free OR reduced lunch?

Federal eligibility income chart for 2023-2024 school year:

  • Do you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps?
  • Do you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits?
  • Do you receive Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits?
  • Do you receive Medicare benefits?
  • Do you receive a Section 8 tenant-based or project-based housing voucher?

Check your sibling status. See the school’s policy below to determine if your student is eligible for sibling preference in the lottery. Sibling by definition is a:

  1. Biological (including ½ sibling)/adoptive sibling residing within the attendance zone.
  2. Stepsiblings residing in the same household.
  3. Foster children residing within the same household.

Sibling notes:

  • Step-siblings living in different households are not considered for a sibling preference.
  • An 8th grade student or alumnus of the school with a sibling applying for the following year does not qualify as a sibling for entrance preference. Further, sibling preferences are only applicable for students who are eligible to enroll based on age.
  • Same-grade siblings will be treated as one single applicant unit, rather than as multiple applicants. When that one applicant unit is drawn in the lottery, the same-grade siblings will be numerically ordered on the waiting list or conditionally accepted, dependent upon where in the lottery that applicant unit was drawn.
  • Siblings of current students must submit an application to the school during the open enrollment period to be considered for admission.


To submit a lottery application(s), go to to set up an account and select the appropriate grade level lottery for your application(s).

What is the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness? When you see the Seal on a school website, you can be confident that your application will be included in the school lottery in a fair and transparent way.   That is because Lotterease is an independent automated lottery system that the school uses to manage their lottery and waitlist.  Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome.  They must work within the requirements of the system. In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal. If the school you want your child to attend displays the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness, you can rest assured that you child will get their fair chance to attend the school.

Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, The Museum School will no longer use a tiered attendance zone. The Museum School’s attendance zone, as in years past, is all of the DeKalb County school district.

View Our Lottery Policies & Procedures

Contact Us Please direct any questions to our school Registrar via email at [email protected]