Parent Info Page


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 deadline to apply is December 8TH.

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
  • Find your school district (1-32) and learn if your child has a zoned school or schools by entering your address at or calling 311.
  •  You can get personalized support on- or offline, including by phone—see below.

Fall to Summer 2024

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.