Middle School Information

Middle School Updates

December 14, 2021

The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and the deadline to apply will be the week of February 28.

This week, middle school welcome letters will be available! This personalized letter includes information on accessing your MySchools.nyc account. When logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore your child's middle school program options and save favorite programs. When the application opens, you will also use MySchools to apply. All current fifth-grade public school families will receive their child’s welcome letter in the mail.  I will provide the letters to the students as soon as they are available.

The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.  This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.  MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

The Middle School Admissions Team will provide more details around admissions when the application opens in January.

Questions/Concerns:  Please email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov


December 13, 2021

As per DOE directive, welcome letters will be mailed home to parents right before the winter recess break.  The application process, though will not open until sometime in January after the new chancellor takes over and the city decides on the screened processing for middle schools.

Parents/Guardians, continue logging into MySchools and looking over the choices available for middle schools on Staten Island.

Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov.


September 2021

The Middle School Applications are not yet open.  As of right now, we do not have any updates regarding the admissions timeline or the admissions methods that will be part of this year's process.

It is very important for your home address to be correct in ATS (DOE's automated system).  The applications will generate the address that is registered and that will determine the "zoned school" for your child.

If you presently are living at a new address and haven't brought or emailed proof of residence to Ms. Patty or myself, please do so immediately.  Acceptable proofs of residence are:

  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid or Con Edison and must be dated within the past 60 days.
  • An original lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for residence.
  • A current property tax bill for the residence.
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt.

Please fill out the Google Form if your address is still the same so that we can cross-reference to make sure there are no errors.

In the meantime you can do the following:

Questions or Concerns: Please reach out to Mrs. Rodriguez at erodriguez@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov

2021-2022 Middle School Information TBD

Learn more about the NYC Middle School Admissions process.

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Citywide Programs - Open to New York City Residents

All New York City residents can apply to middle school programs that are Citywide Programs.

If you are interested and would like to have your child considered for admission, please click on the links below for more information.


Mark Twain for the Gifted and Talented (IS 239)
2401 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Admissions: 929.417.2865 (phone), 929.417.2873 (fax)

High performing school with talent programs and demanding academics
Test and audition required for admission consideration



Institute for Collborative Education (ICE)
345 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
212.475.7972 (phone), 212.475.0459 (fax)

Small learning community of 489 students
Promotes love of learning, not test prep
The school admits students based on their grades and an interview



New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m)
111 Columbia Street, New York, NY 10002
212.677.5190 (phone), 212.260.8124 (fax)

Fast-paced instruction for advanced students
School is very selective.
Admission is based on student's grades, test scores, math, writing assignments and an interview



Professional Performing Arts HS (grades 6-12)
328 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
212.247.8652 (phone), 212.247.7514 (fax)

First rate instruction in drama, dance and voicee
Admission is based on attendance, audition grades and NYS test scores




District 31 Programs - Open to students and residents of District 31

Listed below are the middle schools in District 31/Staten Island.  If you have any questions or for more information visit the school's web page and/or email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Rodriguez at erodriguez@schools.nyc.gov.

IS 2/George L Egbert
333 Midland Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306

IS 7/Elias Bernstein
1270 Huguenot Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312

IS 24/Myra S Barnes
750 Durant Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308

IS 27/Anning S Prall
11 Clove Lake Place, Staten Island, NY 10310

The Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island
101 Warren Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

IS 34/Tottenville
528 Academy Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10307

PS 48/William G Wilcox
1050 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

IS 49/Berta A Dreyfus
101 Warren Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

IS 51/Edwin Markham
80 Willowbrook Road, Staten Island, NY 10302

IS 61/William A Morris
445 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Marsh Avenue School for Expeditionary Learning
100 Essex Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314

IS 72/Rocco Laurie
33 Fendale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314

IS 75/Frank D Paulo
455 Huguenot Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312

The Michael J Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
280 Regis Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314

Kingsborough Early College School
2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214

Staten Island Charter Middle Schools

The list below are the New York City charter middle schools for Staten island.  Please note that not all charter schools accept applications for new students in sixth grade.  For the most current admissions information, please contact each school directly and/or Mrs. Rodriguez at erodriguez@schools.nyc.gov.


How to Enroll in a New York City Charter School

NYC Common Online Charter School Application


John W Lavelle Preparatory Charter School
1 Teleport Drive, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10311
347.855.2238 (phone)


New World Preparatory Charter School
West Campus
337 Morningstar Road, Staten Island, NY 10303
718.705.8990 (phone), 718.442.1583

Virtual Open Houses and Resources

Mark Twain for the Gifted and Talented

IS 61 Virtual Open House 2021

Richmond Preparatory Charter School Virtual Open House Schedule
All sessions begin at 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/20
Tuesday 11/16
Monday 1/27
Tuesday 2/8
Tuesday, 3/1
Tuesday, 3/15
Wednesday, 3/30
Tuesday 4/5

For More Information

  • NYC families can use MySchools to apply to public schools from 3-K to high school. Get started by creating an account. Then explore your children’s personalized school options and get guidance on the admissions process from start to finish.
  • For grades, emergency updates, progress towards graduation and much more please log into your NYC Schools Account.  Don't have an account, please email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov.
  • Contact the Middle School Admissions Team at MSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov
  • Need Help? 718.935.2009 Monday thru Friday 8AM to 6PM/Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 1PM
  • Support at the Family Welcome Center/District 31 at petridesFWC@schools.nyc.gov