NYC families can use MySchools to apply to public schools from 3-K to high school. Get started by creating an account. Then explore your children’s personalized school options and get guidance on the admissions process from start to finish.
Keep tabs on grades, emergency updates, progress towards graduation
and more with your NYC Schools Account.
Please note that our Family Welcome Center locations are now closed, but our staff is available to assist you! Please visit here to learn how you can reach us.
Middle School and High School Admissions
COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:
- The middle school and high school applications are not yet open, and will no longer close on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.
- Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions are not yet open, and no longer close on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.
- Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.
We appreciate your patience and will be in touch with more detailed information and timelines as soon as we can.
Later this fall, you will receive your personalized Welcome Letter, which includes your unique account creation code for setting up your MySchools account. We’ll let you know when letters are on the way, and when they will be available from your current school. In the meantime, here’s what you can do now:
- Explore schools and programs in the searchable online directory in MySchools (myschools.nyc) by logging out and clicking on “Browse the school directory.”
- Sign up for our admissions email list at schools.nyc.gov/sign-up.
- Learn more about high school admissions: go to schools.nyc.gov/High to explore the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide, and the new High School Admissions Video Series.