Updated: Middle School Admissions Deadline Extended 12/6

**NYC middle school offer letters are now out! Parents can now go online for your child’s offer letter.**

For parents with a child in the 5th grade, there is a possibility you are in the throes of researching and touring middle schools and dealing with the application. As the extended deadline of December 6, 2019 (per the NYC Department of Education), nears — you may feel the whole application enrollment is a bit reminiscent of the pre-k process as there is a lot to take in.

Here are the necessary, most essential details for this admissions process. For the middle school application, you can list 12 middle schools as your picks, so understanding what each school offers is vital. You will automatically be waitlisted for any programs that you listed higher on your application than the program/school you received an offer for. There are no Round Two applications or appeals process this year. Stressful, we know, but staying informed and researching options is the key to this process. Middle school offers will come in March 2020. There are some great resources that the NYC DOE offers to parents to help them navigate this process; we listed them below. These resources will help you stay updated and informed which is key to this application period. 

  • Visit your district’s middle school fair. Districts 24, 26, and 27 are not holding fairs
  • Make sure you are signed up for an NYC MySchool Account. This will help you to see what school options are there for your child. MySchool also provides guidance throughout the admissions process
  • To browse schools, you can also browse schools here
  • Subscribe to the Middle School Admissions newsletter for updates and any relevant information from the NYC DOE

Stay up to date with the latest news on the waitlist, NYC DOE Creates School Waitlists for Middle and High School Students

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Twin Parks Montessori Schools

<p>TwIn Parks Montessori Schools nurtures a child’s natural tendency to learn.  Our three campuses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serve children from 3 months to 5 years of age.  We are called Twin Parks because each of our campuses are across from Central Park or Riverside Park.  Being close to nature is just one of many things that make Twin Parks a wonderful school.  Twin Parks is well known for its warm stimulating environment, joyful, active, independent learners, and welcoming community.  At Twin Parks, each child is regarded with profound respect and care. Our nurturing teachers foster a beautiful learning environment designed to help each child reach their full potential.  </p> <p>All of our students, even our youngest children, have enriched experiences in math, language, science, cultural arts, music, art and movement.  The Montessori approach is internationally renowned for the development of each child’s creativity, individual resourcefulness, and potential.</p> <p>All of our classrooms share a deep commitment to the Montessori Method and at each level our program is carefully constructed around the developmental stages of the child.</p> <p>The Montessori curriculum varies at the levels of our school, but the goals are consistent throughout the programs:</p> <p>- To partner with parents in the education of their children</p> <p>- To foster a love and joy of learning</p> <p>- To help children develop a positive self-image </p> <p>- To foster open minds, compassion, and respect for others</p> <p>- To develop independence and confidence.</p> <p>- To instill in each child a sense of responsibility for the world in which we live</p> <p>- To maintain the highest standards for a safe and clean program.</p>

Paché Montessori

<p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Located in a newly renovated landmark building amidst the beautiful brownstones of Cobble Hill. Carefully crafted with the developmental needs of children in mind, classrooms offer children calm, peaceful environments to explore the rich Montessori learning materials.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Paché Montessori is a community-oriented, value-driven Montessori school with highly trained educators located on Court Street in Cobble Hill. The name, Paché, comes from the Italian word for peace (“pace”), and this guiding principle is at the heart of everything we do. The school serves children from birth (3 months) through 6 years old (Kindergarten) and offer a Spanish Immersion option for their Toddler and Primary students.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Their beautiful 25,000 square foot school contains a large rooftop playground, an indoor gross motor space with a climbing wall, and a second-floor terrace for outdoor gardening and learning.</span></p> <p> </p>

Nord Anglia

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; color: #000000;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">International Private School following the English National Curriculum paired with International Primary Curriculum for students ages 2–14.</span></p>