Middle School Information 2017/2018

For 5th Grade Students who are applying to middle school for the 2018-2019 school year, the admissions process starts this fall.

The NYC Department of Education has many useful middle school resources.

Explore Middle School Options provides many links to information and resources available.


Sign up for updates from 5th Grade families

Email 5thGradePS130@gmail.com to sign up to receive updates on 5th grade activities and Middle School information.

Note: This group is moderated by 5th grade families attending our school, not PS 130.


District 15 Middle School Fair:

Tuesday, October 17
5:00 – 7:30 PM
The Park Slope Educational Complex (MS 88)
544 7th Ave

District 20 Middle School Fair:

Tuesday, October 10
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
5800 20th Avenue
More district middle school fairs can be found on the NYC DOE website:

**NEW**District 15 Community Middle School Forum**NEW**

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting will be held at PS 230
located at 1 Ablemarle Road (and McDonald Avenue)

Learn more about the Middle School choices.

Translation available.
For more information, contact Christine Farrell  CFarrell8@schools.nyc.gov


District 15 CEC Middle School Principals Forum

Wednesday, October 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Meeting will be held at MS 136
located at 4004 4th Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets).

Learn about the Middle Schools in District 15 from the Middle School Principals

Children are welcome to attend the forum.  There will be food and refreshments.

Please Note: Information regarding open house events for specific Middle Schools are listed here to the best of our knowledge. 

For an extensive list of  Middle School Open House/Touring events, please visit the NYC DOE calendar of Middle School Events.

IS 187 The Christa McAuliffe School 

Open House: Monday, November 6, 6PM – 8PM

For more information, Contact Carla Palumbo

1171 65th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11219

IS 223 Montauk Intermediate School

Open House: Wednesday, October 18, 5PM – 7PM

For more information, contact the Parent Coordinator, Ismael Aguilar

4200 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11204

JHS 62 Ditmas

Open house: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM – 8 PM

Contact Michelle Buitrago for more information.
(718)941-5450, ext. 1041

700 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY  11218

MS 51 William Alexander

Open House Dates:
Saturday, November 18, 10 AM – 12 PM
Saturday, November 18, 1 PM – 3 PM
Monday, November 20, 6 PM – 8 PM

Sign up is open NOW.  You MUST register for an open house session



An information session for families with students with IEPs will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at 8:00 AM @ MS 51

Meet with:

  • Special education administrative team
  • Case Managers
  • Speech Providers
  • ICT & 12:1 Teaching Staff




Contact Lenore DiLeo-Berner

350 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11215

MS 88 The Park Slope Education Complex

Sign up for tour dates in October and November is NOW open.
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, October 31
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday,  November 21
Visit the MS 88 website for more information and to sign up.
544 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215


MS 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation

Open House:

Friday, October 20, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Friday, October 27, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Friday, November 3, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 7, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Friday, November 17, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

**Newly Added:
Monday, November 20th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For more information, contact the school

500 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11215

MS 443 New Voices

Open House:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
in the Auditorium


330 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11215

For more information about the school, please visit: the school’s website newvoicesbrooklyn.org

MS 447 Math & Science Exploratory School

Sign up for Open House sessions is NOW open for Saturday, October 21st and Thursday, November 9th.

For more information, and to sign up, please visit the MS 447 website (ms447.org).

345 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY


MS 448 Brooklyn Collaborative

Sign up for Open House sessions is NOW open for dates in October and November.

For more information, and to sign up, please visit the BCS website www.bcs448.org

610 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


MS 839

Sign up for Open House session is NOW open

Tour Dates:
Tuesday, October 17
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, November 2
Wednesday, November 8
Wednesday, November 15
Tuesday, November 28

**NEW** Open House and Tour Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10AM <click here to sign up>

For more information, and to sign up, please visit MS 839’s website ms839.org

713 Caton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11218


ICE: Institute for Collaborative Education 

Open House events are open for sign up NOW.

Please visit the ICE website for more information about admissions and the school.

345 East 15th Street
New York, NY

Note:  This school is in Manhattan. Grades 6-12.


 Mark Twain – IS 239 (Citywide Program)

You must complete a “Request for Testing” (RFT) to audition/test for Mark Twain.  (Available on the NYC DOE website in mid-October.)

Open House Dates

The October 5 date (5-7:30pm) is primarily geared to Out of District 21 parents and applicants as well as those from private and parochial schools, but all are welcome.

The October 10 date (5-7:30pm) is primarily geared to toward District 21 parents and applicants, but all are welcome.

Mark Twain has posted their presentation materials and information regarding the different programs and tests on their website (click here to visit Mark Twain’s Admissions Downloads).

Please visit the Mark Twain website for more information (www.is239.schoolwires.com)

2401 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11224



Registration for Open House session is open NOW.  You must register to attend.  Visit the Admissions page of the NEST + M website.

If you are interested in testing for NEST+M, please check their website (www.nestmk12.net) for updates on the admissions process and testing.

111 Columbia Street
New York, NY  10002

Note:  this school is in Manhattan. Grades K-12.


Special Music School (PS 859)

Special Music School is New York City’s only K-12 school that teaches music as a core subject.  Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center (P.S. 859) is a groundbreaking public school for musically gifted children offering musical training, including private instrumental lessons, during the regular school day

Open House Informational Sessions are open for sign-up.  For more information, please visit the Kaufman Music Center.

Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY  10023

Note:  this school is in Manhattan, and has their own application process. Grades K-8.


NYC Charter Schools Enrollment

NYC Charter Schools begin accepting applications in December.  For more information, visit the NYC Charter School website, or the website for the individual school you are interested in.  <click here to visit the NYC Charter School Enrollment FAQs page>

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Now accepting lottery and waitlist applications for the 2018/2019 school year <click here to visit the applications page  https://www.brooklynprospect.org/admissions>