Middle School Information

2015-2016 School Year

Middle school information: This is the latest tour information available from ms websites as of 9/22/15. More tours will be posted on school websites and you should confirm dates/times before you go. If you are interested in a particular school and you don’t see the tour info here, check the school’s website regularly!

PS 32 Middle School Information Session: Monday, September 28, 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. in the Auditorium. 4th grade parents are welcome. Light Refreshments Served. 

2015 District 15 Middle School Fair, October 1, 2015 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Information Sessions at 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, and 7:00 PM

Location: MS 88, 544 7th Avenue

You can get the latest timeline (with deadlines) for the process at http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle/default.htm

District 15 Middle School Directory: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/1DA439FD-717C-4E19-AE4D-C7CE091A5AE4/0/D15_1029.pdf


District 15 Middle Schools


MS 51: Tours sign-ups will open on their website on Wednesday, September 30th at noon.


Students will be ranked in order of highest to the lowest combination of these attribute scores using the following criteria:
Report Card -40%
Test Scores – 25%
Attendance – 10%
Academic and Personal Behaviors – 25%

You do not need to submit report cards. Children who did not take the state tests will be evaluated based on other measurements.


MS 88: Tours are available now—sign up at http://ms88.schoolwires.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=200&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=150&PageID=1


MS 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation: Tour sign-ups are available and are filling up fast! Sign up here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-carroll-gardens-school-for-innovation-ms-442-tour-tickets-18688347350


MS 443 New Voices: Call Parent Coordinator Enid Parra at 718-965-0390, ext. 4106 and leave a message. She will call you back to schedule a tour date.


MS 447 Math and Science: Math and Science will hold two open houses this year, dates have not yet been announced. Tours will be done during the open houses. MS 447 not be having tours this year. Instead, they will have two Open Houses, on a weeknight and weekend this fall, dates to be announced. There will be tours during the Open Houses, led by 447 teachers. Admissions is based on report cards, interview, and assessment. All students who rank 447 first or second will be called for an in-person interview and assessment.


MS 448 Collaborative Studies: To sign up for a tour, please email Parent Coordinator, Tracey Pinkard at tracey@bcs448.org or 718-923-4700 x4102 or fill in the form on their website: http://www.bcs448.org/2015/09/07/prospective-student-public-tours/  All interested applicants must attend a tour to apply to Brooklyn Collaborative (15K448). Prospective Student Tour Dates

  • Friday 10/9 @ 10-11:30am
  • Friday 10/23@ 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday 10/28 @ 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday 10/28 @ 4:30-6:00pm
  • Friday 11/6 @ 10-11:30am
  • Friday 12/4 @ 10-11:30am


MS 464 Park Slope Collegiate: Tour and open house info to be posted soon. Collegiate has posted their admissions criteria athttp://www.parkslopecollegiate.org/#!admissions/c1ylq


MS 497 International Studies: To schedule a tour, email Parent Coordinator Stu Chasabenis at stu.chasabenis@k497.org


MS 839: Tour and Open House dates in October, dates will be announced later. http://www.ms839.org/


IS 239 Mark Twain : Open House on Oct. 5, 5:00 – 7:30 for non-District 21 applicants; October 8, 5:00 – 7:30 for D21 students.

Admission and testing info here: http://is239.schoolwires.com/domain/6

Brooklyn School of Inquiry: Open House Tuesday, November 3rd at 9am. No sign-up necessary. Admissions are based on the following:

45% Report Cards

45% State Test Results

5% Attendance

5% Punctuality

See BSI’s website for more information: http://brooklynschoolofinquiry.org/about-2/bsi-admissions/6th-grade-amissions/


NEST+M: Open House on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30. Test dates and other info here:



ICE (Institute for Collaborative Education): Admissions info is posted here: http://www.iceschool.net/group_profile_view.aspx?id=9574a6c9-d7a7-43f1-9ecb-c0e035d7e132  Keep watching their website for tour dates.

o   March 17: 3:30pm – 4:30pm


*Mark Twain Open Houses for September 2016 Admissions

Call our Admissions Office at 718-449-6697 if you have questions.
The October 5 date (5:00-7:30pm) is primarily geared to Out of District 21 parents and applicants as well as those from private and parochial schools.

The 10/5 orientation is primarily aimed at Out-of-District-21 families. The 10/8 orientation is aimed at In-District-21 families. But if you have to go to the one with the “wrong” focus, you’ll still get plenty out of it in terms of our programs and application procedure. THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED but we do anticipate sizable crowds so arrive early if you need to park a car. These sessions are self guided in nature. If you were unable to attend either Open House, we will make the main handout available for download starting on or about October 5.