Middle School Information

Always check your child’s back pack!

All information given to us will be posted here, but we do not know everything! Please do not rely solely on this site for information. Know about something that is missing and want to share? Email Debby Wattenbarger

Not sure what zone you are in? Enter your address and find out. (I encourage you to do this if you live out of zone, your home district may not be what you think.)

District 15 has a “choice program” for middle school – it does not have zoned middle schools.

Questions about the Middle School process, applications, tours or schools?  Email Debby Wattenbarger, Parent Coordinator, or visit her in the school Monday-Friday.

4th Grade Families… you can start to get to know the schools on this website, but save the tours & open houses for the Fall of your 5th Grade Year.

5th Grade Families… You should start to get to know the schools in District 15 and your zoned district over the summer before your 5th Grade year, then schedule and attend tours & open houses in the Fall of your 5th Grade year.

Parents are encouraged to get as much advance information as possible about the schools that they think might be a good fit for their child, both inside and outside of District 15. One way is to sign up for school tours (as early as possible). Another is to go to Middle School Fairs and the Middle School Forum, which are held each Fall. Some good online resources are: 
NYC School Help

OnGoing Updates:

  • The proposal for a new process for District 15 has been approved. There are NO SCREENS used for criteria in District 15 schools.:  http://d15diversityplan.com/

  • RFT’s for Mark Twain are due in October.

  • Click here for the Department of Education Middle School page: Middle School

  • Middle School Application period opens in October

  • PIN numbers for MySchools will be sent out in October

  • D15 Middle School Directory -English or Spanish (Out in October)

  • Middle School Fair for District 15: October 28, 5pm - 7:30pm at MS 88

Here are some middle school websites you may be interested in:

Reminder when going on tours, you need to notify your teacher and you MUST bring in the appropriate documentation provided by the middle schools after attending a tour.

Please do your own research to find the schools that will be best for your child!

District 15 (and some citywide) Open House and tour info (updated as I hear of new information):

MS 51: Will schedule 3 Open Houses in November, no tours, Registration for Open Houses opens on their website on September 23.

MS 88:  tour dates on website - sign up HERE 

IS 136 Charles Dewey - Please contact their parent coordinator here: (718) 840-1950 ext. 1061

MS 442: Open House info TBA on their website

MS 443/New Voices: Please call Parent Coordinator Enid Parra at 718-965-0390, ext. 4106, to schedule a tour.

MS 447:  Open houses are Oct. 22 and Nov. 2, 5th grade families (only 5th grade families, please) can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4aaeae238-open6

Brooklyn Collaborative (MS 448): Sign up for a tour: http://www.bcs448.org/2018/09/10/sign-up-for-a-tour/

PS Collegiate:- Email the Parent Coordinator here: Steffen Nelson  

IS 497/Int'l Studies: Sign up on for tours/Open Houses on their website starting September 10

Sunset Park Prep/821 - Open Houses: 10/30 at 5:30pm; 11/6 at 9am; 11/13 at 9am; 11/23 at 10am. To reserve your spot on a school tour, please call their Parent Coordinator, Evelyn Deliz, at 718.840.1951, extension 4591.

MS 839: Click here to sign up for tours: MS839 Sign Up

Boroughwide/Citywide Schools:

BSI: Click here for Middle School Open House

IS 239/Mark Twain:  Open House info TBA (keep checking their website)

ICE: open house sign up TBA (keep checking their website)

NEST+M: Open House Info TBA (keep checking their website)

PPAS (Professional Performing Arts): Sign up for tours here: PPAS Sign Up

Anderson: Tour information here. 6th Grade Open Houses

Live in District 20? IS 187 (Christa McAuliffe)

Apply to Charter Schools directly - They will not be on our application.

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School*
Brooklyn Urban Garden School (BUGS)*
*Students must apply on-line directly and are chosen by lottery for these Charter Schools.