Middle School Information


Middle school acceptance letters will be distributed at the end of the school day tomorrow (Friday, April 21). There are no exceptions to this. Your child will have his or her letter in their backpack. We ask that you do not open this letter until you are away from school property.

If you would like to appeal for a different choice, you must return the appeal letter that will be in your envelope by May 5th.

If your child is absent tomorrow, he or she will receive the letter at the end of their first day back at school.

Again, please be mindful of the fact that not every child will get his or her first choice. Be respectful of other families and students and open the letter at home, away from school.

If you would like to speak with me or Susan Korn (212-691-1193, ext. 3) about the appeals process, please feel free to call or email us next week.



Dear Families,

Welcome to the middle school application process! Your child’s application to middle school will be due on December 1, 2016. Between now and then, you will have the opportunity to learn about all of the exciting school choices in District 2. You can tour schools, attend open houses, explore school websites, or come to the D2 Middle School Fair to learn about your various options.


* Click here for an interactive spreadsheet of District 2 middle schools and tour dates. It will be updated as tour dates are provided by the middle schools.

* Click here to see the admissions rubrics for District 2 middle schools.

* Click here for the Department of Education’s middle school site and to sign up for news alerts.


* Late April: Middle school placement letters distributed by the DOE.  

* 12/1: Applications due to your child’s teacher

 * 11/15: Baruch principal Rocco Macri will be here on Tuesday, November 15, after drop-off to talk about and answer questions about Baruch Middle School (MS104). Please join us in the Library!

* 11/10: Middle School Information Session for 5th Grade Parents with Susan Korn (guidance counselor) after drop-off, Thursday, November 10. Please join us in the Gymateria.


Susan Korn (guidance counselor) can be reached at  (212) 924-2895 (press”3” for guidance). Copies of hand-outs will be posted on Susan’s door.

Carrie Reynolds (parent coordinator) is at 212-691-1183 (press “2”) and CReynolds8@schools.nyc.gov

Thanks so much!


District 2 Middle Schools:

NEST (New Explorations in Science, Technology, & Math)      212-677-5190   www.nestmk12.net

Simon Baruch Middle School (J.H.S. 104)     212-674-4545    www.104m.org - go to Admissions     330 East 21 Street,  NYC  10010        

Manhattan Academy of Technology (MAT) (P.S.126)     212-962-2188  www.ps126mat.com

Lower Manhattan Community School                        646-826-8100  www.lmc896.org                        Go to school website to book a tour.

The Salk School of Science (M.S. 255)                    212-614-8785  www.salkschool.org

The Clinton School for Writers & Artists (M.S. 255)       www.theclintonschool.net     10 East 15th  Street, NYC 10003     212-695-9114

Battery Park City School (P.S./I.S. 217)             212-266-5800  www.bpcschool.org

Hudson River Middle School (I.S. 289)            212-571-9268          www.is289.org

NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies          212-691-6119  www.nyclabschool.net

School of the Future       212-475-8086  https://www.sof.edu/blog/open-house-schedule-and-sign-up-links/            Go to school website to book a tour.

Quest to Learn           212-488-3645    http://www.q2l.org/admissions

Life Sciences Secondary School        212-348-1694

City Knoll Middle School         212-717-8809   www.cityknollms.org

East Side Middle School       212-439-6278                  ESMS 

Sun Yat Sen Middle School (M.S. 131)              212-219-1204

Robert F. Wagner (J.H.S. 167)                  212-535-8610     www.wagner167.org  Go to “About Wagner” tab to sign up for tour

The Roosevelt Island (P.S./ I.S.217)              212-980-0294


Additional Middle School Options for District 2 Students:

These schools are not on the District 2 Application.  You will have to get the application directly from the school.  If you are interested, please call or visit the school website. 


Mark Twain  718-266-0814

ICE (Institute for Collaborative Education) – 212-475-7972   www.iceschool.net

PPAS (Professional Performing Arts) – 212-247-8652  www.ppasnyc.org

The Anderson School – 212-595-7193  www.ps334anderson.org

School for Sign Language –  917-326-6609

Ballet Tech – 212-254-11803

Special Music School – 212-501-3318

T & G School for Young Students – 212-860-6003

Brooklyn Tech 212-254-1803

Special Music School 212-501-1803

T & G School for Young Scholars 212-860-6003

Brooklyn School of Inquiry  718-621-5730