Middle School


      • Welcome Letters are now availablefor families applying to middle school this year! They will be mailed to 5th grade families enrolled in DOE or charter public schools on Tuesday, October 25, to the address in ATS as of October 3. You are also free to distribute Welcome Letters directly to families from MySchools.
      • The middle school application will open on Wednesday, October 26. This means that right now families can:
      • Create their MySchools account and add their child
      • Explore their personalized list of program options in the MySchools Directory
      • Favorite programs of interest
      • Families and school staff will be able to submit applications by opening Wednesday.
      • The deadline for families to submit their middle school application in MySchools will be Thursday, December 1.



      • Sign up for our middle school admissions email list: we'll send you more information on how and when to apply as soon as it's available, as well as key date reminders and admissions event invitations.
      • Watch the admissions video series and read this page to learn how to participate in middle school admissions this school year. Be sure to read the Understand Your Child's Middle School Options section; this explains your child's eligibility to attend certain programs and not others.  Watch this video series ato learn all about middle school admissions this year: Middle School Admissions Video Series 
      • Start exploring program options in the MySchools.nyc Middle School Directory.
      • Make a list of schools that interest you and meet your child’s needs.  
      • Visit these schools’ websites to learn more. Each MySchools directory page features a link to the school’s own website and contact information. You can also reach out to schools directly with questions.
      • Attend virtual or in-person open houses. Many schools’ directory pages also provide direct links to information for prospective families, such as open house information or virtual tours. Touring a school virtually or in person is a great way to imagine what it might be like to go there. When attending events, we recommend bringing a list of questions to ask school staff. 
      • Get to know your child’s current school counselor. They will be your best guide through middle school admissions this year.  
      • Learn more about middle school admissions. Pick up a copy of the 2022 NYC Public Schools Admissions Guide at your current school or download an accessible copy in your language from schools.nyc.gov/Middle. Our website is also where you can find all the latest information and watch our admissions video playlist.


      • Later this fall, 5th grade public school families will receive a personalized welcome letter in the mail. This letter will include a unique code to create a MySchools account or add your child to an existing one. When letters are available, all applicants will be able to request a copy from your child’s current school or a Family Welcome Center.  
      • We’ll let you know when letters are on the way! 

      If you have any questions or concerns in regards to the middle school admissions process, please send an e-mail to one of the school counselors.  

      Laura Capo: lcapo2@schools.nyc.gov
      Erin Lew: elew3@schools.nyc.gov
      Helen Mach: hmach@schools.nyc.gov