HoLa Lottery

HoLa's admissions are held through a random lottery. HoLa's lottery drawing takes place in January every year for prospective students entering in September of the same year.

Participate in HoLa’s Admissions Lottery

Each student interested in attending HoLa must fill out an application. We are accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year from August 22, 2019 through January 9th, 2020 at 11:59pm.

After submitting an application, you will receive a confirmation email that includes your assigned lottery number. If you do not receive a lottery number by January 9th, 2020, it is your responsibility to contact us(admissions@holahoboken.org) immediately. Your child must have a lottery number in order to participate in the lottery.

Lottery Preferences

HoLa gives lottery preference to Hoboken residents in the following order:

  1. Siblings of students currently enrolled (in order of application submission)
  2. Students who qualify for either low income or ELL preference
  3. All other eligible students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade

Non-Hoboken residents are designated in a different lottery pool.

Mark Your Calendars!

HoLa’s 2020-21 admissions lottery will be held on Friday, January 17th, 2020, 9am at our elementary school, located at 123 Jefferson Street. Families can choose to attend the lottery or wait for the results to be posted on our website the following day. Those who are offered a seat for September 2020 will be notified immediately; all others will be placed on the waitlist and contacted when/if seats become available.


If a child is not offered a spot through the lottery, he/she is placed on a waiting list and may be admitted as seats become available. To find your position on the wait list, check out our Admissions Waitlist or email our Admissions Office at admissions@holahoboken.org.

Apply Online for 2020-21

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