Contact information for each school: School Search
Phone Number: (718) 935-2200 - Open Monday–Friday, 8 am to 6 pm or call 311
Elementary School: ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov
Senior Director, 3K and PRE-K Admissions: Juliet Kaye JKaye2@schools.nyc.gov
Senior Director, Kindergarten and Gifted & Talented Admissions: Daniel Hildreth DHildreth@schools.nyc.gov
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During these challenging and trying times, the high school admissions process can seem daunting to many middle school students. The high school admissions process can be confusing under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic! When delving into the unknowns of this challenging admissions year, it can be important for middle schoolers to have an older, experienced person to guide them through this process. That’s where being a mentor comes in!
Charter schools are unique alternative options to fully public or fully private schools in NYC. Charter schools are, in fact, free public schools, however, they are run independently and therefore, with more freedom than typical public schools. Because of this greater independence, a charter school can come with many benefits such as a higher-quality education, individualized attention, specialization in certain subjects, and access to a more thorough curriculum.
As your child applies to NYC high schools, there is a good chance that they will need to take some sort of high school admissions exam. This can be confusing for families because different schools may require different admissions exams, which all have different formats. Not all schools require exams, and the ones that do may either use the exam to rank students or use it in a holistic consideration of the applicant. In this guide, we will be going over the main exams used by NYC high schools and what can be found on them.
Nearly a fifth of New York City students attend private schools, schools that are neither funded nor run at any government level. Unlike public schools, families are typically required to pay tuition, but many of these schools offer some degree of financial aid. Because private schools do not have to follow the rules and regulations set by the Department of Education, there is a diverse array of options to consider when looking for the right fit. Unlike with public schools, students are allowed to apply to as many private schools as they desire.
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