How To Apply For Grade 1-5

We are a District 3, K-8 lottery school. We are not a zoned school. In a lottery school, the school holds a random drawing. Students who are selected in the lottery may choose to enroll in the school or decline the offer. Students who are not selected go on a randomly-ordered waiting list. Please do not call or stop by for information regarding your application. Calls regarding the lottery are too numerous to return and we simply cannot meet with those who stop by. Your patience is greatly appreciated!  

Families will be notified by phone and email if they have won a seat at MSC starting in May as we need to see if families are leaving or if there are children repeating a grade. If you hear nothing, then your child is on a wait list.  We do not notify families for Grades 1-5 until seats become available.

District 3

District 3 covers the West Side of Manhattan from 59th Street to 122nd Street. For District 3 Contacts and more information, click here. To find your district, zoned school, and Community-Based Early Childhood Center, click here. Instructions to find your zoned school, click here. We do encourage families outside of District 3 to apply but please note that applications, although randomly selected, are prioritized in the following order: MSC Sibling Applications, District 3 Applications, and then outside district applications.

Applying for Current Year

Our school does not have any open seats in any grade at this time. Please note that during the school year, families do not often withdraw their kids from enrollment. For more information, please contact 

Regarding Tours

We do not offer tours for Grades 1-5. A tour is not required in order to apply.