Attention: 5th Grade Families

Hello 5th grade families, 

5th grade students were handed their DOE Middle School Applications yesterday.  Please ask your child about it.  Students need to return their Middle School Applications to their homeroom teacher by Tuesday, December 1st.

In response to similar inquiries around the middle school application, please read the following:

  *   MSC 5th grade students applying to MSC middle school do NOT need to submit a portfolio with their application
  *   If an MSC 5th grader ranks another school higher than MSC and he/she gets matched with that school, that is his/her designated middle school.  If this student has changed his/her mind and wants to attend MSC middle school, the family must go through the appeals process in May/June. At this point, the family would decline the matched school's offer and select MSC at their first choice.  While a few seats often open up during the appeals process, please know that by declining your first choice, there is not a 100% guarantee that there will be a seat for your child at MSC middle school.
  *   If an MSC 5th grader wants to attend MSC middle school, the family only need rank MSC as their 1st choice.  No need to rank any other schools.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Kerry at or call 212-222-1450 x6100.

Kerry Powers
Assistant Principal, I.A.
PS 333, Manhattan School for Children
154 West 93rd Street New York, NY 10025