Category: Public Schools 101

The Month Ahead (January 2019)

See what’s ahead for New York City’s public schools in January 2019. Highlights this month include College Awareness Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, New York State Regents Exams, and the last day to submit applications for Kindergarten admissions.

Three kids sharing one sled as it goes downhill in Central Park on a snowy day.

Time to Slide into Winter Recess

With NYC public schools closed for Winter Recess from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019, we wish everyone a wondrous and joyful break!

Put a Ring on ‘Em

Student athletes across the City made their mark in PSAL sports this past fall. See which students and schools won championships in fall 2018!

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 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!

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.

Calico cat sitting on cat bad with a knit turkey hat on its head.

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!