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Students who are already assigned to a New York City public school may enroll in middle school. Each fall, 5th grade public school students or current 6th grade students at an elementary school that ends in 6th grade must participate in the middle school admissions process. 

The deadline to submit an application for the 2019-2020 school year has passed.

Information about admissions for the 2020-2021 school year isn’t available yet. If your child will be starting middle school in Fall 2020, you can sign up to receive emails with the latest updates on middle school admissions, including application deadlines and event information.

If you have any questions about the middle school admissions process, speak with your school counselor or visit a Family Welcome Center.

Students who are new to public school or have moved to a new neighborhood can register at their zoned school once the school year begins. To find your zoned school, visit the School Zones page.

You can get more information and assistance with enrollment.

Online

Get middle school enrollment information.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

In Person

You can submit an application and get enrollment assistance at a Family Welcome Center. To find a Family Welcome Center, use the School Enrollment Centers page.

Students who are new to the New York City public school system or have moved to a new neighborhood and don't have a zoned school can enroll at a Family Welcome Center.

In Person

To find a Family Welcome Center, go to the School Enrollment Centers page.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

What to Bring to Register

To register your child for school, you must bring:

  • Two proofs of address
  • Proof of the child's age, such as a birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism
  • Your child's immunization records
  • Latest report card/transcript (if available)
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)

Proof of Address

Bring two of the following to prove your address:

  • Income tax form for the last calendar year
  • State, City, or other government-issued identification (including an IDNYC card) which isn't expired, and includes the address of residence
  • Official NYS Driver License, Non-Driver ID card, or learner permit which isn't expired, and includes the address of residence
  • A rent receipt, which includes the address of residence, dated within the past 60 days
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority dated within the past 60 days
  • Water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
  • A cable bill for the residence, which includes the name of the parent and the address of residence, dated within the past 60 days
  • Documentation or a letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency dated within the past 60 days that includes the resident's name and address. Examples of agencies include:
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
    • The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement
    • Human Resources Administration (HRA)
    • Administration for Children's Services (ACS) or an ACS subcontractor
  • A lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days that includes the home address, A letter on the employer's letterhead isn't adequate. Examples include:
    • Paystub with home address
    • Form submitted for tax witholding purposes
    • Payroll receipt
  • Voter registration documents that include the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Unexpired membership document based upon residency, such as neighborhood residents' association, which includes the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including judicial custody orders or guardianship papers issued within the past 60 days that includes the name of the student and the home address

Information about admissions for the 2020-2021 school year isn’t available yet. If your child will be starting middle school in Fall 2020, you can sign up to receive emails with the latest updates on middle school admissions, including application deadlines and event information.

If you have any questions about the middle school admissions process, speak with your school counselor or visit a Family Welcome Center. For locations, visit the School Enrollment Centers page.

Middle School Admissions Results Letters

Middle school admissions results letters for the 2019-2020 school year were distributed to students in April 2019. This letter will give you information about how to submit an appeal if you want to try to change your child's middle school match.