Middle School Admissions Information for 5th graders
In New York City, students apply to middle school during their fifth grade year. Watch the video series and read this page to learn all about middle school admissions this year.
Please note even if your 5th grader is a current student at P.S. 89, they still MUST complete a Middle School Application in order to continue onto Middle School at P.S. 89.
Click here to watch video series the NYCDOE has created to help you better understand the process!
All 5th graders were sent home with a paper application. You can also complete this paper application and submit to the school counselor if you do not want to create a MySchools Account.
Middle School Admissions Timeline:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023: Middle School Application Opens
Friday, November 10, 2023: Deadline to register to test for Mark Twain I.S. 239 (21K239) and District 21 Talent Tests
Friday, December 8, 2023: Middle School Application Closes
Wednesday, April 3, 2024: Middle School Offer Release
During the application period, you can apply one of three ways:
Online at MySchools.nyc or
Through your current school counselor (for public DOE and charter school students)
Through a Family Welcome Center (for private or parochial school students)