Middle School Choice


If you are in 5th grade, it's time to start thinking about middle school!

It can seem a bit overwhelming - but the best place to begin is at the beginning. 


Step 1.  Explore the different schools in the area. 

Step 2.  Visit the websites of the schools you are interested in visiting for information about tours and open houses.

Step 3.  Visit the schools!  Take a tour!  Take your parents!  Take your children! 

Step 4.  Make a list of the schools you would like to attend.


Middle School Choice - Organizer

Please feel free to download this spreadsheet to help you organize your middle school search!


 Middle  School  Choice  Organizer

Important Dates

Monday, October 2

PS 230 Middle School Information Night

6:00 - 7:30 pm (US)

This meeting will help prepare you for the middle school choice process.  Find out what schools your child can apply to and how to visit the schools that interest you.


Thursday, October 5

Mark Twain Open House

5:00 - 7:30 pm

2401 Neptune Avenue


Tuesday, October 10

District 20 Middle School Fair

5:30 - 7:00 pm

FDR High School
5800 20th Avenue


Tuesday, October 17

District 15 Middle School Fair

5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Park Slope Educational Complex (M.S. 88)
544 7th Avenue


Friday, October 20

Request for Testing Forms due

To apply to District 21 Talent Testing Programs, including Mark Twain I.S. 239, a Request For Testing (RFT) form is required.  All RFT forms must be returned no later than Friday, October 20, 2017


Wednesday, October 25

Community Education Council:  District 15 Middle School Forum

6:30 - 8: 30 pm

MS 136 - Charles O Dewey School

4004 4th Avenue, between 40th and 41st Street

All Principals from District 15 Middle Schools will be present - and answer questions about their schools.


Friday, December 1

Middle School Applications Due