5th Grade: Middle School Applications

Dear 5th Grade Families,

The time has come!

HOW TO APPLY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Children who have completed fifth grade can apply to middle school, and most NYC middle
schools serve children in grades 6–8. Many students attend their zoned middle school (PS 101’s zoned Middle School is IS 281 Cavallaro), and most students attend middle school in their district. To find out if your New York City home address has a zoned middle school, call 311 or visit schoolsearch.schools.nyc and type in your home address. If your child doesn’t have a zoned school or you need help, reach out
to your school’s counselor. Learn about your zoned school and/or other schools in your district
online with MySchools

MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS BEGINS OCTOBER 26th
The middle school application will open on October 26th, and the deadline to apply is December
1st.
Students will receive offers in April. Superintendents will partner with school communities’
leadership, staff, and parents to thoughtfully determine if and where middle school screened
programs should exist based on instructional and community needs. Where screening is allowed,
students would be ranked based on a composite of their course grades from fourth grade. The
number of academically screened schools will be limited and based on the needs of the
community. Screens will be determined by the start of the Middle School Admissions process on
October 26th.

Central Open House Calendar – We are launching an events calendar in MySchools so
that families can find all admissions events and school open houses and tour information
in one place. Families will be able to add events to their personal calendar and RSVP to
events directly from MySchools

Improved Virtual Audition Experience – The virtual audition and additional material
submission experience will be improved by adding clearer instructions and submission
confirmation.

Timeline:
October 26: MS Application Opens
December 1: MS / HS Application Deadline
January: MS Screening for talents
April: Middle School Offers

GK

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