Middle School Admissions

Applicants for 6th grade

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, the NYCDOE is updating their pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

  • The middle school application is not yet open, and it no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

  • We appreciate your patience and will update this page with more detailed information and a timeline as soon as we can.

  • Sign up for the NYCDOE middle school admissions email list and they will notify you when the application opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

Thank you for your interest in Scholars' Academy.

Applicants for 7th or 8th grade

The application for admission to Scholars' Academy for students entering 7th or 8th grade in September 2020 is now closed. The admissions process for September 2021 will begin again sometime this fall. Please check back frequently for the most up to date admissions information.

Thank you for interest in Scholars' Academy.

If you have any questions, please email msadmissions@scholarsnyc.com

Grade Six Parent Orientation Documents

Livestream of the Middle School Information Session: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scholars’ Academy…

  • Is ranked one of the best and most diverse schools in New York City! (Source)

  • Has been awarded consecutively as a New York State Reward School!

  • Empowers students to earn high school credits in middle school and college credits in high school!

You may take a look at the following links for more information on Scholars’ Academy.


SCHOLARS' ACADEMY is on page 48 of each PDF below

Middle School Virtual Tours

Expectations and Qualifications

Interviews will be granted on a competitive basis weighing the following data: Combined Standardized Common Core ELA & Math for grade 4 or the Equivalent, Final report card from previous school year, Previous year attendance & punctuality, Demonstrated Success with Special Needs.


  • The Scholars’ Academy offers rigorous and accelerated coursework. Students are expected to maintain an 85 and above average, adhere to a discipline and dress policy, and complete multiple high school level courses by the end of 8th grade.

  • Continuing students in Scholars’ Academy HS will be on course for earning Regents and Advanced Regents Diplomas by the end of tenth grade enabling the completion of advanced placement and college accredited courses in 11th and 12th grades.

  • Students engage in a rigorous course of study that includes 3 high school courses and Regents Exams in Grade 8 (Living Environment/Science, Integrated Algebra/Math, and the Spanish Proficiency Exam Course/Spanish). All students are competitively ranked. Students with Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are encouraged to apply.

  • Free yellow busing is ONLY provided to students living between 1-5 miles from school.

    • Students who are ineligible for yellow busing will receive MetroCards for public transportation.

Frequently Asked Questions