When are the applications available? How are students selected?

Magnet schools follow the NYCDOE enrollment processes for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Middle School Choice. Please follow the links listed below for more information.

Alternative Grades: Students entering grades 1-5 or 7-8 can fill out a Magnet Application available:

The Magnet School Application period (grades 1-5 or 7-8) typically begins in October and continues until February of the academic school year for placement the following September. Throughout the application period, each District Magnet School will have open houses, tours, and events to showcase their programs. Families are encouraged to attend open houses before selecting a magnet school.

When Will I Be Notified?

Notification will be made in the spring. Students will receive notification by mail. Notification letters will outline specific instructions for families to accept placement.

Who Do I Contact For Information?

For more information about Magnet School programs, to receive an application or arrange a tour, please contact the individual schools or call the Magnet School Program Office at 718-759-4977 or email