Middle School Admissions Updates for 5th Graders (2021-2022)

Updated September 28, 2021

Dear 5th grade families,

Have you been thinking about Middle School Admissions…? Yes, I know you have.

I’ll be sending messages via Bloomz to you to keep you on track and if you want to speak to me, by phone, on Zoom, or even in person, when possible, please reach out to me in a private Bloomz message, or dcantwell2@schools.nyc.gov

For now…

1.Visit the NYCDOE middle school admission page and sign up for emails from them!


2. Think about the middle schools you are interested in. Go to their websites (see some below) or call them to see if they are having tours or open houses. These will probably be on line.

3. Your child will be eligible to apply to schools in District One, your district of residence and city-wide and borough-wide schools.  Make sure your address and ALL relevant information is correct in ATS – not only the blue card and the teacher’s list. If it is incorrect you will run into trouble in the future, when you try to apply!

4. Make sure you fill out the lunch form, now called a family income survey. It can help you with some schools.

In October you will receive a letter from the DOE asking you to set up an account (Yet another account!) You will be applying to Middle school on line and I will be there to help you through the process. The application will be online and will be pre-populated with your child’s information. You will receive more information about the online process and your sign-in information soon.

There will also be DOE Zoom meetings that you can attend. Watch your email for those MS updates from the DOE.

Please think of it as the beginning of a new adventure!


Important Resources

Links to District One Public Middle Schools – Please be aware that their admissions pages may still include last year’s processes and criteria.

Tompkins Square Middle School For tour information email Shirley Lee at slee@tsmsonline.org  

University Neighborhood Middle School please contact Kanny Alvarez k.alvarez@unmslearns.net


School for Global Leaders  


East Side Community HS 


Institute of Collaborative Education (ICE) Watch the Admission Page


Charter and Private School Information

Coming soon…