Category: Public Schools 101

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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!

Interested in STEM Careers after High School?

NYC high school students who want to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are invited to join us for the DOE’s 7th Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day. Register by Friday, October 19!

Get to Know NYC’s Middle Schools

Planning to apply for NYC’s middle schools (grades 6–8) later this school year? Stop by any of our Middle School Fairs throughout October to learn more about the middle school admissions process in your district!

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Pumpkin Season

See what’s ahead for NYC’s public schools in October 2018. Highlights include Columbus Day, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, and admissions fairs for the City’s elementary, middle, and high schools.

Community Community School Director Kathleen Shamwell (left) stands alongside Principal Irene Sanchez (right) of P.S. 15 in Manhattan.

In Community We Trust

Join us as we honor our Community Schools’ hardworking directors during Community School Coordinators Appreciation Week (September 24–29).

Ready for Parent Teacher Conferences?

NYC’s public schools are hosting their first set of Parent Teacher Conferences in September 2018. Check out September’s conference schedule, and consider some of our conference tips and sample questions to make the most out of this month’s conferences!

That First Day of School Feeling

The first day of NYC’s 2018–19 school year was a success! Relive the big day by checking out our official recap!

Bienvenidos al nuevo año escolar

El canciller Richard Carranza les da la bienvenida a los estudiantes y sus padres al año escolar 2018-2019.

Welcome to the New School Year

Chancellor Richard Carranza welcomes students and families to the 2018-2019 school year.

Have Enrollment Questions?

Family Welcome Centers are available in all five boroughs to assist NYC families with placement into City public schools.