How To Apply To Kindergarten
Families with children who will enter kindergarten should apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center.
You can apply to kindergarten in one of three ways:
Interpretation services are available in over 200 languages for the over-the-phone and in-person options.
Applying to MSC
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!
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.
Information on the wait-list: Please email, Tatiana Hoover at THoover2@schools.nyc.gov
If families that are accepted to MSC decline a seat, we will contact the next family from our wait-list.
Kindergarten Tour (TBA)
We do not offer tours after December 20. A tour is not required in order to apply.
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!