MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Fifth grade public school students must participate in Middle School Admissions. Each fall, all fifth graders who are actively 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.
In New York City:
Most students attend middle school in the school district where they are zoned for middle school. Find your zone and district by typing your address into the school search tool.
Citywide and borough-wide middle school options are also available.
Each district has its own Middle School Directory. The directories provide a full explanation of the middle school admissions process and descriptions of each middle school in the district.