Middle School Offer Letters are Now Available
Good news—you can view your child’s middle school offer letter now in MySchools! If you did not choose paperless messaging, a printed copy will also be mailed to your child's home address in a few weeks. This letter includes:
Your child’s middle school offer. Your offer is accepted automatically––there’s nothing else you need to do!
Information about waitlists.
There are two ways a child can be on programs' waitlists:
Automatically, before waitlists open. If your child's offer is not to their first-choice program, they are automatically on the waitlist for any program listed higher on their application than the program where they received an offer—learn more at schools.nyc.gov/Waitlists.
Added by parent/guardian, while waitlists are open (optional). You can also add your child to additional waitlists. If a school can make you a waitlist offer, they will contact you directly and you would have one week to accept or decline it.
Watch the Offers and Waitlists MySchools Tutorial video––we’ll walk you through the process of viewing your offer and managing waitlists.
Don’t have a MySchools account? You can get your child’s offer from their current school counselor. School counselors can also help you set up or access your MySchools account.
Have questions about MySchools or your child’s offer?
Middle School Admissions
Middle School Admissions Deadline is (to be announced)
A letter from the Middle School Admissions Team
Is your child currently in fifth grade? If so, they will apply to middle school this year! Throughout middle school admissions, we are committed to providing the information and support you need.
The middle school application is not yet open. We’ll be in touch with more information about the admissions timeline later this fall.
Here’s what you can do now:
Learn about middle school admissions! Get the latest updates and watch videos about the admissions process on our website.
Find detailed information about schools of interest, and search for schools by course offerings, location, sports, and more in the MySchools middle school directory. https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/middle-school/
Please note that the information in this directory reflects last year’s admissions process and is subject to change; updated school information will be available when the middle school application opens.
Make a list of programs that interest you.
Later this fall, public school families will receive a personalized welcome letter in the mail, which includes a unique code to access your child’s MySchools account. You will also be able to request this letter from your child’s current public school.
***Please wait to reach out until you receive an email notification that letters are available.
We’ll let you know when letters are on the way.
The Middle Schools Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment
NYC Department of Education
To apply to middle schools, you must set up an account at MySchools.nyc. If you already have an account for a different child, you will use that same account and just “add a child”.
EVERY student must apply. If you just want your child to attend your zoned school, you must still apply online.
The Department of Education’s Enrollment Office will be mailing you a Welcome Letter with directions on how to sign up and apply. I will also be sending home duplicate letters with your child. If you do not receive this letter in the mail, please check that we have your correct address. If not, please come to the main office at P.S. 69 and have your correct address changed in the computer system. (You will need two proofs of address)
Log into MySchools using your child’s school identification number (9-digit number found on their report card) and creation code (found on the Welcome Letter). You will then see a screen personalized to your child. The schools listed will be the only schools your child is eligible to apply for.
Make sure to look at each schools Admissions Method. Some schools may require you to sign in at an open house. Frequently check the Department of Education’s website schools.nyc.gov/middle for updated Middle School open houses and fairs. If a school sends me an information flyer, I will send it home to all the students.
Louis Armstrong (Intermediate School 227) applications are also part of the online process and you can apply at MySchools. Charter Schools are the only schools not a part of this process. If you are interested in a Charter School, you need to contact that school directly.
You will receive one school offer in March. There is no longer an Appeals Process. Instead they will have wait lists for the schools that you placed higher in priority to the one you received. It is VERY important that you list your school choices in the correct order. Make sure these are schools you are willing to send your child to, check for distance and transportation. If you change your mind once you receive your offer in March, you will need to go on a wait list, including a zoned school, and there is no guarantee you will receive an offer from the wait list.
If you need any assistance in setting up an account or applying online, please call or email me to set up an appointment. Please do not wait until December to begin this process.
Middle School Admissions Timeline
In the fall
Set up your MySchools account.
Attend a middle school fair
Attend Open Houses for the middle schools you are interested in
Check the website schools.nyc.gov/middle for up-to-date information
Submit your online application by the deadline
Get your middle school offer letter.
You will only receive one offer from a middle school
I you are not happy with your offer, join a wait list
Spring and Summer
If a seat becomes available, you will receive a wait list offer.
The middle school will be in touch directly.