8th Grade Graduation Information

8th Grade Graduation Dues and Celebration


We will share some important spring dates, procedures and opportunities related to graduating from East Side Middle School here in the next few months!

Below is the information from the 2023 GRADUATION for reference only. Dates and info will be updated!

Friday, June 16
92nd St Y 
1395 Lexington Avenue (91/92 St) 

Graduation dues: $145
Dues pay for a yearbook and the June 16 ceremony: cap & gown, auditorium rental, reception, diploma & program.


Tuesday, June 20
6-9:00pm (approx - Exact boarding timeframe will be confirmed in early June)

Dinner dance dues: $130

8th grade fees total $275. If full payment presents a hardship for your family, the PTA will assist so that all grads can attend. Please let Beth know your situation as soon as possible: esms.bethservetar@gmail.com / 212.360.0114


Please consider adding an additional amount to support 8th grade families in need, so all students can share the experience!

Option #1: Pay electronically via GiveSmart

Option #2: Pay by check or cash

Print and fill out this form to pay by check or cash. Return it to Beth in the ESMS main office.

Important 8th Grade Graduation Information

Important 8th Grade Dates

April 19-20 - NYS ELA Exam
May 23 –June 2 - 8th Gr Science Proficiency Performance Test (labs)
June 5 - 8th Gr Science Proficiency Written Test
June 15 - Algebra I Regents Exam
June 16 - 9am Graduation Ceremony
June 20 - 9am NYS Spanish Proficiency Exam
June 20 - 6pm Dinner Cruise
June 27 - Last day of school. Diplomas distributed.

All post-graduation days continue to count toward attendance.

If a student will not be in school on June 27, they may either pick up their diploma over the summer or submit a self-addressed 9x12" envelope with 2 forever


March 31 - Deadline to upload yearbook portrait & baby photo
April 30 - Deadline to buy yearbook ads
Photo uploads here

Yearbooks are covered by your dues payments and have been preordered for your child. Do not buy one at TreeRing.com unless you need additional family copies.

On the yearbook site, you may also buy and design a quarter, half or full page ad to celebrate your graduate! In the past, these ads have included things like family & pet photos, friend group pictures, student artwork etc. in addition to a message from you. Ads print in all students' books.


Please click here to complete a form regarding diplomas and graduation tickets

Please reach out with any questions to:
Beth Servetar, Parent Coordinator