You can sign up to receive emails with the latest updates on middle school admissions, including events.
You can apply for up to 12 programs on your application.
To decide which programs to include on your application, you can:
- Look up your zoned middle school and other middle schools in the City using the School Finder page.
- Read the Middle School Admissions Guide. You can pick it up from your school or a Family Welcome Center.
- Visit schools or attend open houses or other events.
Most years, visiting a school can help you learn if it may be the right place for your child. This year, schools are encouraged to create virtual resources for applicants to learn about their schools. Check schools' MySchools pages for links to their websites, where you can find information about any virtual events, as well as resources like video tours.
You can also contact schools directly for the most recent information, such as whether they will hold virtual open houses or information sessions.
How to Apply
During the application period, you can apply:
- Online with MySchools
- Through your school counselor
You can list to up to 12 programs on your application. Rank each program in order of preference.
All students who applied will receive a middle school offer letter in the Spring. Offers will also be available to view in MySchools.
Offers are based on seat availability, admissions priorities, and admissions methods.
Most students get an offer to attend one of the programs ranked on their application, but it’s not guaranteed. If you don’t get an offer from one of the programs on your application, you will get one to another school.
You cannot appeal to change your child’s middle school match.
Your child will be automatically added to the waitlist for any school that you placed higher on your application than the school where you got an offer. For example, if your child got an offer to attend the school you listed third on their application, they will be added to the waitlist for your first and second choice schools.
You will also be able to add your child to a waitlist for schools lower on their list or schools you didn’t list on the application.
You can check your child’s place on the waitlist for any school through your MySchools account. You can also contact the school. If a seat opens up, the school will contact you directly with an offer.