The Computer School Admissions


 Welcome, and thank you for your interest in The Computer School!
Students must live in District 3 or currently attend a District 3 elementary school in order to apply to The Computer School.  Students are not required to attend a tour or Open House in order to apply to The Computer School.

If you'd like to get a glimpse into the hearts and minds of those in the CS community, please take a look at our ASM trailer. ASM stands for All School Meeting, an event through which we connect, explore our values and growth, show school spirit, celebrate our accomplishments, and so much more. Click here! 

Please take a look at our latest video to learn more about CS!
If you were unable to attend an Open House, please watch this video. Thank you! 

Middle school applications are submitted through If you have not been provided access to this site, please contact your current public school or the District 3 Family Welcome Center's Office of Student Enrollment at 388 West 125th Street. If you are currently enrolled in an independent school or a school outside of the district (but live in District 3), the district office will assist you in establishing a application. Applications are typically now due in mid-February. 

Admissions Criteria
As you may already know, the DOE has released changes to the Middle School application process. We will discuss that at the Open Houses, and we'll post more detailed information shortly. Considerations for the Diversity Initiative, as well as for Students with Disabilities, will still be in place. At this time, sibling preference will not longer be part of the admissions process. We'll update you if this changes. 
If you have questions for the enrollment office, you may call the Family Welcome Center at 212.342.8300 and ask for Middle School Enrollment.

Admissions Procedures Have Changed
Here is an excerpt from Chancellor Carranza's letter from December 18th: 
All middle school screens will be paused for this year. This includes academic screens, school-based assessments, composite scores and auditions. Students will be admitted through a lottery based system. 
District and geographic priorities, as well as Diversity in Admissions priorities, will still apply for those middle schools that have them.
We await further clarification on how the lottery system will work. 

Pursuant to CDS3/DOE policy, a fixed percentage of seats designated for students receiving either ICT or 12:1 services. Qualifying students will match to these seats according to their ranking relative to other students in this subgroup.

While siblings of current or former students have received preferred consideration in recent years, this is currently no longer the case. If there's any change to this policy we will inform you.

25% of seats will be set aside for lower performing economically disadvantaged students who are designated as eligible for two subgroups based on criteria established by CSD3 and the DOE. Qualifying students will match to these seats according to their ranking relative to other students in their subgroup.

Greetings, 5th Grade Families! 

January 6th, 2021
I hope that you and your families are well, that you had restful and regenerative holidays, and that you have been navigating school, work, life and all that's been transpiring before us.
We have charted new territory this year, and I hope that we can make the best of challenging  circumstances - as difficult as it may seem at times.
I know that you are hoping to learn more about your middle school choices and how you can "visit" CS to inform your decision making around middle school applications. Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the Open House on December 21st. We'll host the next Open House on January 14th, Thursday, at 6 pm via zoom.
We now have some degree of clarity on how the admissions process will work, and we'll update as we get more details. Your School Counselor will also receive updates on Middle School Admissions.
Of course, you are welcome to write to me if you have any additional questions. 
Thank you, immensely, for your patience! 



Sara Sloves &

All of us at CS


If you have questions about our admissions process, please contact Sara Sloves at