The application deadline for new middle schools opening in September 2014 was March 12. For more information on the new middle schools, please see these directory pages.Middle School decision letters will be available in May 2014.
Fifth grade public school students must participate in Middle School Admissions. Each fall, all fifth graders currently enrolled in a New York City public elementary school receive customized middle school applications. The application will include all the middle schools to which each student is eligible to apply. To complete the application, students rank schools in preference order and return the application to their current school. Decision letters are available in the spring.
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New York City’s nearly 200 charter schools give families additional public school options. Read the Charter School Directory to learn more about the charter schools in all five boroughs and how to apply.
Students with disabilities may apply to all schools and/or programs listed in their school district’s Middle School Directory, subject to the same admissions requirements as their general education peers. They may also take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) in eligible districts and apply for all Screened and Audition programs.
Students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that recommends a specialized District 75 program are not required to participate in the middle school admissions process if they wish to remain in a District 75 program. These students will learn their school placements in May or June. Read more about special education in NYC public schools.
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If you have questions about Middle School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2398, email MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or visit an Enrollment Office.