Enrollment Lottery Guidelines

Please note that eligibility for the lottery and selection in the lottery does not guarantee admission into The SEED School of Maryland. SEED may require additional information to confirm eligibility information prior to enrollment.

SEED has a number of siblings (e.g., twins) who have applied to the school. In order to keep siblings together, each set will be assigned a single lottery number.

Sibling Preference
SEED grants preference to eligible siblings of current SEED students. This may reduce the number of enrollment slots available for the upcoming school year.

County Lottery
SEED will first conduct county lotteries to select one eligible student (irrespective of gender) for each county from which an eligible student has applied. Students who are not selected in the county lotteries will be placed in the general lottery.

General Lottery
After the county lotteries, the general lottery for boys and girls will be conducted. Total number of enrollment spots will be announced at the lottery.
Wait List
Once we reach maximum enrollment, we will establish a waitlist from the remaining applicants. The first 10 boys and 10 girls will be placed on our priority waitlist and these students will be invited to attend SEED Foundations--our summer student orientation--in early August (dates to be announced). Attendance at Foundations is mandatory for students to begin school.

If you have any questions concerning the admissions process please call or email The SEED School of Maryland at (410) 843-9482 or admissions@seedschoolmd.org.


The enrollment lottery took place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Click here to view the results. 

Any NEW completed sibling applications after the May 10, 2017 Enrollment Lottery will be placed on the top of the waitlist. (This is in accordance with SEED’s Sibling Preference policy: SEED grants preference to eligible siblings of current SEED students.) 

We do not know when a child is likeliest to be pulled from the waitlist. However, the waitlist will operate from May 11, 2017-April 7, 2018. Your child may be pulled from the waitlist at any time within that window to attend SEED as a 6th grader only.

We advise all parents on the waitlist to please continue to enroll your child into their assigned school.

 Parent Orientation June 10 (10am-12pm) & Foundations August 20-23 is required for all students placed into the lottery, including waitlisted students. Click here to RSVP.

o   Enrollment and waitlisted letters/emails will be mailed out on May 20, 2017 with next steps instructions, important event dates, and requests for additional documentation if needed.

We do not give lottery results over the phone or through email. However, if you need your child’s lottery number please email admissions@seedschoolmd.org.

Click here to view the online version of our informational brochure!