Category: Public Schools 101

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!

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Time to Give Thanks

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

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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Fowl Play

See what’s ahead for NYC public schools in November 2018. Highlights include Election Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Thanksgiving Recess.

Applying for NYC’s Gifted & Talented Programs?

Learn more about the City’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs, and schedule your admissions tests by Friday, November 9!

Interested in New York City’s CTE High Schools?

Middle school students and their families are invited to learn more about NYC’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools at the DOE’s annual CTE High School Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2018!

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Get Ready for Flu Season

With winter approaching fast, it’s time for a friendly reminder to protect yourself and your families with this year’s flu shot!

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Ready to Apply for NYC’s High Schools?

Check out our handy guide to New York’s 2018–19 high school admissions process, and stop by any of our High School Fairs on October 13–14!