Welcome to High School Admissions!
How Can You Get Started?
Use the resources below to learn about your program options and understand the admissions process:
- MySchools. Explore NYC public schools and programs, find choices for your application, and apply—all in one place.
- Visit NYC School Finder.
- Learn about Specialized High Schools.
- Learn about Charter Schools.
- Attend school open houses or information sessions.
- Sign up for High School Admissions email updates.
The high school application opens in October, and the deadline to apply is December 2, 2019.
Directories and Information
NYC High School Directory
- 2019 NYC High School Directory Pick up a 2020 Directory from Ms. Spitzer’s office.
- Register to attend a High School Fair. At these events, you can meet with representatives from high schools in each borough and DOE admissions specialists. Borough fairs will be held on September 21-22 and October 5-6.
- Specialized High Schools Overview
- 2019-20 Specialized High Schools Student Handbook
- Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)
Register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and/or to audition for LaGuardia High School by mid October (tba).
The SHSAT will be given on October 26 and October 27, with dates for English Language Learners, students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs or approved 504 plans, and make-up test requests on November 2 and November 17.
Other NYC and DOE Resources
- Visual and Performing Arts High Schools: Preparing Your Audition / Arts Portfolio
NYC Institutions MS8 Graduates Attend (Subset Listed Below):
Specialized High Schools:
Brooklyn Latin School
Brooklyn Technical High School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — Fine Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater and Drama
Stuyvesant High School
NYC High Schools:
Bard High School Early College — Manhattan and Queens
Beacon High School
Brooklyn High School of the Arts
Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies
City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Edward R. Murrow High School — Art, Drama, Fine Arts, Communication Arts and Instrumental Music
Essex Street Academy
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts — Drama, Vocal and Dance
High School of Art and Design
High School of Fashion Industries
George Westinghouse Carrier and Technical Education High School
Midwood High School — Medical Science and Humanities
Millennium Brooklyn High School
New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School (NEST +m)
NYC Museum School
Pace High School
Park Slope Collegiate
Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS)
Urban Assembly Harbor School