Welcome to Middle School Admissions!
Central Middle School Admissions for September 2017 is now closed. 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.
Each fall, every fifth grade student attending a New York City public elementary school receives a middle school application. Students must apply to middle school, including those who want to stay at their K-8 school.
Students with disabilities may apply through the Middle School Admissions along with their general education peers. Special Education students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) that recommends a specialized District 75 program are not required to participate in the Middle School Admissions if they wish to remain in a District 75 program.
Use the resources below to learn about your program options and Middle School Admissions:
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When looking for schools and programs, it is important to think about what will help you learn and grow—your interests, learning needs, and how you’d get to and from the school. Talk with your family, school counselor, and teachers about your application choices.
2017 New York City Middle School Directory: The Middle School Directory is published for all 32 districts. Each district directory helps you understand the admissions process and learn more about middle school programs in that district. You can pick up a copy of your district's directory at your elementary school or a Family Welcome Center.
School Search: Find middle schools based on interest area, borough, school size, and more.
Open Houses and Tours: View the calendar of middle schools' open houses and tour dates and plan to visit schools of interest.
Central Middle School Admissions is now closed. If you do not have a middle school seat for the upcoming school year, visit the New Students page for more information on how to enroll and learn what you need to bring. Every child is guaranteed a middle school seat.
Download the MS Admissions Timeline.
Middle schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2017-2018 school year. The four schools below are participating in the pilot. At these schools, students who receive Free Reduced Lunch (FRL) will receive admissions priority for a certain percentage of the seats in the incoming sixth grade. Read more about each school’s specific pilot:
If you do not match to one of your choices, you are placed in a school with availability that is in either:
1. The district to which you are zoned to attend middle school. 2. The district where you attend public elementary school.
Yes, NYC public school students can appeal their middle school placement by requesting an appeals form from their elementary school guidance counselor in April 2017. Non-public school students can get an appeals form from a Family Welcome Center.
Complete the appeals form by selecting up to three programs from the program choices available to you on your original application.
Please note: Appeals are not guaranteed and are based on seat availability and the school’s original selection criteria.
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:
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Русский | اردو | العربية
Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Learn about accessibility and view the list of accessible schools.
If you have questions about Middle School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2398 or email MSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.