In order to fulfill the mission of Our Sisters’ School, admissions committee members seek to recruit and admit young women from the greater New Bedford area who show academic and personal potential, and who seem most likely to benefit from the OSS model of education. Our admissions priorities include geographic location and family income, with priority status granted to girls whose family income falls below the state fuel assistance guidelines.

Families complete an application form, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with basic contact information as well as signed releases for academic and medical records. The school also requests recommendation forms from each child’s current and previous classroom teachers. Families have the option of submitting a recommendation form completed by an adult community member, such as a coach or instructor, who can provide additional insight about each child. The final step in the admissions process is the student/family interview at OSS.

For more information or application materials, please call the school at 508-994-1255 or email

Our Sisters’ School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual preference in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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Upcoming Open House Dates

For Girls Entering Grade 5 in September 2018:

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 –5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 –10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call 508-994-1255 and ask to speak with Blanca Santiago.

Assessment Testing Dates & Times


Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 –11:15 a. m. to 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 –11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2017 –11:15 to 12:15 p.m.


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