• Admissions & Enrollment

    Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) lives by the African proverb "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child." The largest, independent, Black-led charter school in the state of NJ, MPTCS was founded by members of the Newark community for the community to improve the community.  MPTCS is comprised of three schools:

    • MPTCS PAC Academy (grades PreK-8)
    • MPTCS STEAM Academy (grades K-8)
    • Marion P. Thomas Charter High School (9-12)

    Each school is located in Newark's thriving central ward and offers students a myriad of opportunities to cultivate their own unique path to success. 

    To enroll in MPTCS for the 2022-2023 school year visit the online enrollment center at newarkenrolls.org, and rank Marion P. Thomas Charter School as your top choice!


  • Enrollment Process

    Newark Enrolls is a system of choice where all families can access great schools for their children. The system is available to any Newark family wishing to enroll their child in a new school for the upcoming year. Families who reside in neighboring communities may also apply to Newark charter schools, Newark families will be given first priority.  Families may rank up to eight school choices on a single application. Students will receive a single offer to attend the best possible school given their selections. The only reason a Newark student would not get into his or her first choice would be if the school does not have enough seats for all applicants. When a student does not receive his or her first choice, the matching process will move down the student’s list of schools in order to place the student in his or her highest-ranked school with available seats.

    Apply Now and rank MPTCS as your top choice!

  • Eligibility: 

    Marion P Thomas Charter School is open to all Newark, Irvington, East Orange and nearby residents. (NOTE: Preference will be given to Newark residents in the lottery).

    Completing Your Application:

    • Completing an online application on http://newarkenrolls.org is the easiest way to apply to Marion P Thomas Charter School.  Simply rank Marion P. Thomas Charter School as your top choice. Families can apply for all siblings at once and upload required documents (birth certificate and residency documents) to their applications.
    • If you already have a School Mint account, you do not have to create a new one.
    • Families new to Newark will need to request a School Mint login by clicking ‘Register for School Mint”. Your student's information will be verified and an account will be created for you. You will receive account login details to your email address once the information is verified
    • Current Marion P Thomas Charter School families DO NOT need to reapply or create a new application for the next school year. Returning families are only asked to submit residency documents to secure their seat(s) for the following year. We will reach out to you to collect your reverification residency documents in the spring.
    • If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please email enrollment@mptcs.org
  • What are the next steps after I complete my application?

  • Will my student receive their first choice?

  • Can my scholar be matched to a school that isn’t listed on his/her application?

  • I would like my scholars to attend the same school as their siblings. What should I do?

  • How can I contact the ‘Newark Enrolls’ team?