Key dates for Fall 2024 Middle School Admissions: 

  • Wednesday, October 11: MS Application Opens in MySchools
  • Friday, December 8: MS Application Closes
  • Friday, January 19: MS scoring deadline for Audition, Screened with Assessment and Language Criteria programs
  • Wednesday, April 3: MS Offer Release

East Side Middle School is located in Community School District 2 and serves grades 6-8. We are school of choice using the D2 admissions lottery for placement, not a zoned school. 

The DOE website - - explains admissions procedures & priority levels, random lottery numbers etc.

Students will need a account to apply to public middle school. Public schools will help you set up MySchools access in 5th grade; if you are in a private or charter school, looking to apply to a NYC public school, the Family Welcome Center will help you set up a MySchools account.


New D2 residents or those moving from private or charter to public school during the school year:

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 FWC serves families all year round, and will know whether we have any empty seats; if we do not, they can tell you about available seats at schools for which you are eligible. Reach our FWC by email at: This 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.