5th Grade & Middle School

Middle School Overview

Fifth grade students apply to middle schools this year.  Families can begin researching middle schools now through the MySchools website.  Later this fall, you will receive a letter in the mail with a code to activate your child’s application in MySchools.

Students can apply to up to 12 schools on their application.  Students will receive one middle school offer in the spring.  To increase the chance that your child will be offered a school that you ranked on his/her application, it is best to consider as many options as possible, including Charter middle schools.  Charter schools have a separate application process and your child may receive an offer to a charter school in addition to their main application offer.

Keep your address current

It is important to keep you address current, because your MySchool authorizatin letter will be sent via US Mail to your address on file with the school.  You can check your address in your NYC School Account (NYCSA).  If you need to change your address, please provide PS 58 Pupil Accounting Secretary Tina Nyffler with a copy of a recent utility bill.   You can scan the document and send it by email to tnyffler@schools.nyc.gov.

Here are some helpful resources to assist you with building the application

Visit the DOE Middle School Admissions website, where you can find posts and videos about the admissions process, including how to make your MySchools Account, and how to build a strong middle school application for your child.

 

Virtual Open Houses and Fairs

Open houses and middle school fairs are a key way for families to learn about school options and the admissions process, and the DOE is committed to continuing this tradition even while many families are remote. Families should expect middle schools to host virtual tours and open houses this year.  Please visit and the bookmark the websites of all the schools your child is interested in.  Check websites frequently.  Some middle schools have virtual tours ready now.

A list with links to school tours was posted on 5th grade classroom feeds on Konstella Nov. 5.  Individual tour announcements have also been sent to your classroom page on Konstella.

Families Temporarily Living Outside NYC

Students who have temporarily relocated outside NYC, but who have maintained a permanent residence in NYC, may participate in middle school admissions, as long as your permanent address on file with the school remains your NYC address.  Please check your address at your NYC Schools Account.  If you need to change your address, please provide PS 58 Pupil Accounting Secretary Tina Nyffler with a copy of a recent utility bill.   You can scan the document and send it by email to tnyffler@schools.nyc.gov.

Diversity in Admissions

All District 15 middle schools participate in Diversity in Admissions.  Please read more about this program at the Diversity in Admissions webpage.

Charter Schools

Charter Schools have a separate application process.  Please read more about that at the DOE Charter Schools webpage.  Families should visit the webspages of charter schools for more information about their admissions timeline and virtual tours.

Questions?

Contact School Counselor Lori Mendez LMendez11@schools.nyc.gov, Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer, jbredthauer2@schools.nyc.gov, or MSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

 

Sibling Priority in Middle Schools

We do not know yet whether or not D15 will continue to offer sibling priority in middle school in 2022-2023.

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