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, a selective public school due to open this September, has filled one-third of its incoming freshman class.

The school, which will focus on writing and communications, is one of four small high schools replacing the larger Brandeis High School; each will contain fewer than 150 students per grade.

McCourt High School hopes to enroll 108 students in its pioneer class, and must acquire approximately 75 students to meet this goal. Administrators are coordinating interviews for 8th graders in a supplemental round of applications.

Administrators are also preparing to interview prospective staff and faculty members, starting at the end of April. According to principal Danielle Salzberg, the school has received more than 100 employment applicants to date.

McCourt High School, along with the Global Learning Collective and the Urban Assembly High School for Green Careers, has scheduled an open house April 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Brandeis Campus, on West 84th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. For more information about the open house or applications, email

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