ADMISSIONS 2022-2023

2022-23 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.

6th Grade
As of June 2022, rising 6th graders who went through the admissions process will see their placements and waitlist information in MySchools. Contact the DOE for waitlist support or information: 718-935-2009 /

Students who are new to the process in summer 2022 and are hoping for a 2022-23 school year 6th grade public school seat may reach out to, and should work with the DOE Family Welcome Center to find a placement and/or be added to school waitlists.   Waitlists remain active through September 16, 2022. After that date, the waitlist expires, and students remain at the schools in which they were placed. Seats that may open up in 6th after that date will be assigned by the FWC to eligible families that are new to the city or the process.

7th & 8th Grade
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