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

  • D15 Middle School Directory -English or Spanish

  • Middle School Fair for District 15: October 17th at MS 88 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Parent to Parent Panel: TBA

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 as of 9/21/18:

MS 51: Will schedule 3 Open Houses, no tours, OH dates TBA.

MS 88:  tour dates on website - sign up HERE 

IS 136 Charles Dewey - OH/tour info TBA

MS 442: Oct. 18: Open House info TBA  on website

MS 443/New Voices: Admissions info here - https://www.newvoicesbrooklyn.org/admissions

MS 447:  One weekend, one weeknight open house, Nov 3rd and 13th. Chinese and Spanish translation avail. Sign up on the 447 website. No tours.

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

PS Collegiate:- no tours/OH announced, email PC Steffen Nelson when tours are announced 

IS 497/Int'l Studies: Tours sign up here: http://k497.org/?page_id=2009

Sunset Park Prep/821 - tour info HERE

MS 839: go to their [http://%28www.ms839.org%29/]website for tour sign ups, FAQ page is HERE

Boroughwide/Citywide Schools:

BSI: no updates yet

IS 239/Mark Twain:  Open House Oct. 16 (oriented to non-D21 families); Oct. 18 (oriented to D21 families but all are welcome). no sign-up, just show up (parking is limited!)

ICE: open house sign up here - http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/6g-open-houses/

NEST+M: sign-ups HERE

PPAS (Professional Performing Arts) and Anderson will also be on this year's application. Check their websites for admissions information and updates. Anderson has announced 2 evening Open Houses - Nov. 20 and Nov. 28. Go here for more information: http://www.ps334school.org/admissions/open-houses

Live in District 20? IS 187 (Christa McAuliffe)

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School*
Contact: mflores@brooklynprospect.org

Brooklyn Urban Garden School (BUGS)*: 
Apply on line: http://www.bugsbrooklyn.org/applying-to-bugs/

*Students must apply on-line directly and are chosen by lottery for these Charter Schools.