Welcome to Middle School Admissions!
The middle school application period for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. Fifth grade students will get their results letter in April 2018.
Students who applied to schools that require auditions, interviews, assessments, or portfolios for admission will complete these in January and February 2018.
If you just moved to New York City or are not yet enrolled at a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Middle school offers students opportunities to explore their interests, discover new subjects, and learn more about themselves.In the fall of their fifth grade year, your child will get a Middle School Application that lists every middle school program where they can apply. They are eligible to apply to middle schools in the district where your family is zoned for middle school and, when different, in the district where your child attends public elementary school. The Middle School Application will also include boroughwide and citywide programs at schools with programs open to your child.Your child must apply to middle school, even if they would like to stay at their K-8 school or attend their zoned school. Apply to up to 12 middle school programs that interest you and your child.
Middle school resources are available in English and translation:Español | 中文 | বাংলা | Русский | العربية | اردو | Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Explore schools and programs by thinking about what will help your child learn and grow. Think about their interests, learning needs, and how they’d get to and from school. Find a number of places where you think your child might be happy. You can apply to up to 12 middle school programs.
Use the tools below to find schools that interest you and your child:
NYC Middle School Directory Learn about applying to middle school and find programs that interest your child. Pick up a print copy of your district’s Middle School Directory from your child’s current school, from a Family Welcome Center, or at a Middle School Fair.
School Search Find your district and learn if you have a zoned school. Students who live in an area that is zoned for a specific school have an Admissions Priority to attend it.
Charter SchoolsCharter Schools have their own separate admissions process. Contact these schools directly to learn how to apply.
Email UpdatesGet reminders about deadlines and useful information about admissions.
You can also go to Middle School Admissions Events and Open Houses to explore your middle school options.
If you submitted your Middle School Application by the December 1 deadline, you’ll get your results letter in April 2018. Your results letter tells you the program where you have a placement for next school year.
Most students get a placement to one of the programs ranked on their Middle School Application, but it is not guaranteed. If you do not get a placement to one of the programs ranked on your application, you will get a placement in another school.
In February 2018, you may be invited to apply to new middle schools or programs through your school counselor. Applying is optional. If your child gets an offer to a new school or program, you will have to choose between your new school match and your main round match.
Middle schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot to increase diversity within their schools for students applying to attend for the 2018-2019 school year. The seven schools below are participating in the pilot. Read more about each school’s specific pilot:
Yes. Middle School Admissions is the best opportunity to have a voice in where your child attends middle school. Students who are planning on attending their zoned or continuing school should still submit applications.
Speak with your child's school counselor as soon as possible.
Middle schools with a program that uses a Screened, Composite Score, or Screened: Language Admissions Method can see your child’s academic information. They can see the following information for your child’s fourth grade school year:
If you rank your zoned middle school after other middle schools you prefer, you still keep your priority your zoned middle school.
No. Middle School Admissions does not have admissions priorities for siblings. It is not guaranteed that your child applying to fifth grade will be matched to the same middle school that your older child already attends.
No. Middle School Admissions is only used for initial placements into middle schools. You must visit a Family Welcome Center to explore transferring. Please note that you may only request a transfer for specific reasons.
No. Only current New York City residents can participate in Middle School Admissions.
Find middle school options available to you.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about middle school admissions.
Find many of our translated resources on these pages:
Español | 中文 | বাংলা
Русский | اردو | العربية
Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Find schools that may meet your child’s accessibility needs.
If you have questions about Middle School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2398 or email MSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.