View the middle school directories. Check out the translated directories by clicking on the languages on the right side of this page. Check thecalendar and events pages for a schedule of open houses.
If you are new to New York City, learn more about enrollment into NYC public schools
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. Review the Middle School Admissions Checklist.
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.
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.
Many of our resources and publications are available in 9 languages.
Learn more about accessibility and view the list of functionally accessible schools.
If you have questions about Middle School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2398, email MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or visit a Family Welcome Center.