Get Ready to Celebrate College Awareness Day on January 11

On January 11, 2019, NYC public schools across the five boroughs will celebrate College Awareness Day, the DOE’s fourth annual celebration of college attendance. Join the celebration by wearing apparel from your favorite colleges throughout the day!

Photo of the Brooklyn Bridge during December evening. In the foreground are snow covered rocks.

The Month Ahead (December 2018)

See what’s ahead for New York City public schools in December 2018. Highlights this month include the last day to submit 2019–20 applications for NYC’s middle and high schools, and Winter Recess.

Visit NYC Schools Without Leaving Home

The DOE’s new virtual school tours allow NYC families to explore select middle and high schools from any internet-capable smartphone or computer. Learn more about this pilot program, and let us know what you think about our tours!

Close-up of the physical FAFSA application.

There’s Still Time to Submit Your FAFSA

With Financial Aid Awareness Month coming to an end, NYC’s high school seniors still have time to complete their FAFSA to get cash for college. But don’t wait up; fill out and submit your FAFSA today!

What’s the College Application Process Like?

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, we asked high school seniors across the City to tell us a little about what applying to college has been like for them this year. Check out what they told us!

Close up of a cake topper shaped like a turkey.

Time to Give Thanks

On behalf of NYC Department of Education, we wish everyone a joyous and safe Thanksgiving holiday on November 22!

Weather Advisory: All NYC Public Schools Open on November 16

All City schools are open, but all field trips requiring yellow school buses are cancelled. Also, all PSAL activities, and all afterschool, adult education, and YABC programs are cancelled.

Student touches the nose of a brand new puppy that will soon become a Comfort Dog

Joining the Pack

Now in its third year, the DOE’s popular Comfort Dog program is expanding to more NYC public schools this school year.

Reminder: Schools Closed on November 12

In observance of Veterans Day, NYC public schools are closed on November 12, 2018.

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Time to Get Cash for College

November is Financial Aid Awareness Month. Learn how City students and families can get help paying for college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!