ADMISSIONS 2023-2024

2023-24 Admissions to East Side Middle School

2023 admissions guide

The 2023 NYC Public Schools Admssions Guide is available. Download it now.

Please refer to the main Dept of Education (DOE) website for up-to-date admissions information and enrollment guidance.

East Side Middle School is located in Community School District 2 and serves grades 6-8. In the winter of 5th grade, NYC students may apply to middle school through their MySchools portal. ESMS is a school of choice open to all District 2 students (not a zoned school). Placement for fall 2022 was by a D2 lottery.


If you are a new resident of Community School District 2, or have lived in D2 and wish to move from private to public school, please see the DOE's New Families page, and contact the Department of Education's Family Welcome Center to begin the process of finding a seat for your child. The FWCs serve families all year round, and will be able to tell you about available seats at schools for which you are eligible. They can be reached by email at: process is for students who are new to the D2 middle school admissions process and not for those already enrolled at another D2 middle school.

Enrollment forms for new families can be found HERE.

ESMS Building ESMS Gym

ESMS Entrance