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The Computer School Admissions

 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.

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 due the first week of December.

Admissions Criteria

The information below displays what is considered when students apply.

If your child does not have standardized test scores, or if you feel that we may need more information for a full evaluation, please contact us or speak to your elementary School Counselor for guidance.

If you have questions for the enrollment office, you can call 212.342.8300 and ask for Middle School Enrollment.

Admissions Rubric 

  • Report Card, Personal & Academic Behaviors: 40%
  • State Exam Scores: 40%
  • Attendance: 20%
There is large variety of report card formats and grading scales from our many sending schools, as well as differential quantity and insightfulness of commentary from individual teachers within and across schools. This information is carefully and holistically considered to determine overall scores. The two evaluation criteria are:
· Individual academic achievement
· Behavior and ability to collaborate willingly, consistently, positively, and productively
Scores will be translated to a 25-point max scale based on scaled score. For non-DOE applicants, out-of-state, ERBs, Stanine scores, or other non-NYS test scores will be interpreted and scaled accordingly. In cases where standardized test scores of any kind are not available, report card and SEMS info will be increased to 65%.
Students will be evaluated on a 10-pt scale as follows: Each absence counts for 2 points, each lateness counts for 1 point.
0-5 points: 10
6-10 points: 9
11-15 points: 8
16-20 points: 6
21-25 points: 4
26-30 points: 2
Over 30 points: 0
Extenuating circumstances will be considered and scores adjusted when justified.
Students with IEPs, English Language Learners, and students from underrepresented District 3 Title I schools may receive additional consideration during the admissions process.


Greetings, 5th Grade Families!


It has been great seeing so many of you on the tours, the Middle School Fair, and the Open House this fall!
If you haven't created a account already, through which you will apply to middle school, please contact your School Counselor or the Family Welcome Center for District 3 at 388 West 125th Street, 212.342.8300.
Also, please take a look at our Tour Slide Show, as your make your final decisions before the application deadline on December 5th.

Thank you for your interest and your enthusiasm!

Best, All of us at CS


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