Middle School Information

For 5th Grade Students who are applying to middle school for the 2017-2018 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.


Community Middle School Forums

Learn more about the Middle School choices available at one of the following neighborhood meetings

Sunset Park
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street

Red Hook
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Public School 15 Patrick F. Daly
71 Sullivan Street

For more information, please contact Brenda Diaz:  BDiaz14@schools.nyc.gov

To view the flyer in English, please click here (PDF)

To view the flyer in Spanish, please click here (PDF)

Please Note:  The Middle School Forum scheduled for PS 130 on November 16th has been CANCELLED.


 District 15 Middle School Fair

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
5:00 – 7:30 PM
The Park Slope Educational Complex (MS 88)
544 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


District 20 Middle School Fair

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


IS 62 – Ditmas Junior High School

Ditmas IS 62 is holding their open house on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

700 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY  11218

Please RSVP at tiny.cc/ohRSVP

For more information, please contact Marilyn Aybar at 347-563-4545 or maybar@ditmas.org


MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School

This year MS 51 will no longer offer tours of the school, but will hold 3 separate open houses.  One open house session will be geared towards families with special needs (12-1, ICT, SETTS, and IEP’s).


Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Click here to register (www.ms51.org/adminssions)



Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Click here to register (www.ms51.org/adminssions)



Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

This is an information session only for families of students with an IEP.  NOT an open house and NOT a tour.


For more information, please visit the MS 51 website. www.ms51.org


MS 88 Park Slope Education Complex

School Tours have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 11
Thursday, October 20
Tuesday, October 25
Tuesday, November 1
Thursday, November 10
Tuesday, November 29

ALL tours begin at 9:30 AM.

Register for one of their school tours through the MS 88 website.


MS 442 – Carroll Gardens School for Innovation

Sign up for school tours/open house for MS 442: Carroll Gardens School for Innovation are now open.  School tour dates are in October and November.

The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th @ 1 PM.  Please visit the MS 442 website to sign up for the open house and school tours.



MS 443 – New Voices School of Academics & Creative Arts

School tours for New Voices are given by appointment only, October to December.  To schedule a tour, call the New Voices Parent Coordinator, Enid Parra at (718) 965-0390, ext. 4106.

Click here for information on Admissions on the New Voices Admissions page or here for theNew Voices website (www.newvoicesbrooklyn.org).


MS 447 – The Math and science Exploratory School

Open Houses will take place on:

Saturday, October 15 @ 10 AM and 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 3 @ 6 PM and 7:30 PM

Click here for the sign up link .  For more open house information, please visit MS 447’s website.

MS 448 – Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies

Information sessions are posted on the MS 448 (www.bcs448.org) website.

Tours are filling up quickly.

Thursday, October 13, 8:30 AM – 10 AM
Tuesday, October 18, 5 PM – 6 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 5 PM – 6 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 5 PM – 6 PM

MS 839

The sign up for additional Open Houses at MS 839 will be available on October 3, 2016 on their website (www.MS839.org)

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 Houses for September 2017 Admissions:
October 20, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (geared primarily toward families outside District 21)
October 5, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (geared primarily toward District 21 families)

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



If you are interested in testing for NEST+M please note that they have moved their middle school admissions testing to an earlier time than in the past.  Testing that was formerly in February/March, will now e held in late fall.  Please check their website (www.nestmk12.net) for updates.

Note:  this school is in Manhattan, and has their own application process.


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>
  • The application process is now open. Visit the New York City Charter School Center website to sign up (click here).