5th Grade Announcements and Middle School Information




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Middle School Updates

Fall 2024 Admissions Timeline

The DOE admissions timeline has been released.  Below are the application open, close, and offer release dates. These dates are for students who are applying during the 2023-2024 school year for admission in the 2024-2025 school year.

*Please note: These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be announced and communicated directly to families. Sign up for updates here

Middle School Admissions

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023: Middle School Application Opens 
  • Friday, December 8, 2023: Middle School Application Closes 
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024: Middle School Offer Release 


Your home address must be correct in ATS (DOE's automated system).  The applications will generate the registered address and determine the "zoned school" for your child.

If you presently live 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 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 we can cross-reference to ensure 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

2023-2024 Middle School Information

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 is 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


Bridge Preparatory Charter School
715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Nicotra Early College Charter
1441 South Avenue, 5th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10311

Open Houses

Mark Twain for the Gifted and Talented  - Virtual open house tours are available. Visit the website for more information and the 2024 PowerPoint admissions presentation.

IS 61 Open House 2023 - Register

IS 27 Open House 2023


New Explorations into Science Technology and Math -  You can attend tours and information sessions on the dates mentioned below:

  • Saturday, September 30th
  • Sunday, October 22nd
  • Saturday, November 18th
  • Sunday, December 10th

Institute for Collaborative Education

Richmond Preparatory Charter School - Open house dates have not been posted yet.

New World Prep


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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