Pope John XXIII High School Transfer Policy

Pope John XXIII High School accepts qualified transfer students into grades 9, 10 &11 in September of each academic year. In cases of special circumstances, mid-year transfers are considered.

Please follow the directions listed below. PJ only accepts transfer students in June/July for a September start date and at the beginning of the second semester in January.We do not accept senior transfers unless he or she has moved into the area. Please contact the Admissions Office at 617-389-0240 ext. 1900 with any questions.


All transfer applicants must have courses that are compatible with the Pope John curriculum and show evidence that all courses have been successfully completed.

All transfer students must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a school administrator, guidance counselor or teacher.

To enroll in Pope John High School, the student must complete the following procedures:

  1. Fill out a Transfer Admission Application.
  2. Have your current school fax over (617-389-2201) or mail your transcripts from all previous year up to current grade level ), and any other pertinent academic information (IEP/ISP, Standardized Testing information, 7th and 8th grade transcripts, etc.).
  3. Produce a Discipline and Attendance Report from previous high school or schools.
  4. Provide a letter of recommendation from a current teacher.
  5. No files will be reviewed for admission until all required records are received by PJHS.
  6. Meet with the Admissions Director, Head of School, and/or principal for an interview.
  7. Meet with the admissions director and/or guidance counselor to select courses for the upcoming academic year. Please note: the Guidance Counselor will assign academic courses necessary for graduation after a records review.
  8. Complete necessary information forms for registration.
  9. Pay the registration fee, and complete and sign a Tuition Contract and FACTS enrollment form.

Pope John XXIII High School reserves the right to deny admission to a student who:

  1. Is an incoming student with more than a five credit deficiency at the time of enrollment.
  2. Is an incoming student with any academic deficiencies.
  3. Has a history of disciplinary or attendance problems at the previous school(s) of attendance.