High School Application Information

High school publications, including the Specialized High Schools Handbook and the online searchable high school directory, are available on our Publications page , in English and translated versions.  

Download the High School Enrollment overview (translations available here ) to learn more about high school admissions. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) , read about your choices and how the admissions process works , and consult our Guide for Students Receiving Special Education Services .


Search for High Schools Online!
Using the School Search tool, you can search for high schools by borough, school size, type, interest area(s), and admission methods-or all of the above!
  • Use the Borough drop-down menu if you want to search within a particular borough.
  • You can click "Narrow Your Search" to display additional options.
  • Use the checkboxes to specify your desired school size, school type, interest area(s), and admission methods.
  • Click "Apply" to complete your search; click "Reset" to clear your search (and try again).
  • Schools that fit your designated criteria will be listed and will appear on the map. You can click each school name for additional information and links to the school's website and school performance data.
Translations of the Directory of New York City Public High Schools are available here.
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