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GETTING READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Get ready for middle school! All New York City 5th graders—and 6th graders at schools that end in 6th grade—can apply to middle school this fall.
The middle school application opens on October 26, and deadline to apply is December 1st.
Apply to up to 12 programs on your child’s application; list programs in your true order of preference, with your first choice at the top as #1.
You can do the following at any time:
- Use the searchable middle school directory at MySchools.nycOpens in a new browser tab to explore school options.
- Check schools’ websites: find resources and learn if schools will be hosting any virtual events.
- Learn about admissions, watch our video series, and get all the latest updates at schools.nyc.gov/Middle.
- Find your school district (1-32) and learn if your child has a zoned school or schools by entering your address at schools.nyc.gov/Find-a-School or calling 311.
- You can get personalized support on- or offline, including by phone—see below.
Fall to Summer 2023
Add your child to additional waitlists and check your place on any waitlist with MySchools. If a program can make your child a waitlist offer, they will contact you directly.
RESOURCES FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
To support our Grade 5 Families, we have created a resource containing information of many Middle school around the city in English, Spanish and Bangla. We hope that you enjoy and find it useful. The list includes citywide, charters, and independent middle schools in NYC as well.
Please know that this list is not exhaustive and that there are other schools that you can research for your Jaguar Elite.