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.
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Middle school applications are submitted through myschools.nyc. 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 myschools.nyc application.
As you may already know, the DOE has transformed the Middle School application process to a lottery system. We will discuss that at the Open Houses. 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 718 290 9387 and ask for Middle School Enrollment. You may also email them at [email protected].
We are excited to announce that, starting with Fall 2022 admissions, the DOE will phase in a sibling priority for middle school applicants citywide. This means:
- This year, students entering middle school in fall 2022 who have a sibling in sixth grade during the 2021-2022 school year have a priority to attend the same school as that sibling if they apply to it.
- Next year, students entering middle school in fall 2023 who have a sibling in sixth or seventh grade during the 2022-2023 school year will have a priority to attend the same school as that sibling if they apply to it.
This priority includes any full-siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, and/or foster siblings who live in the same household as the applicant.
- Applicants will keep the same priority to attend their sixth-grade sibling’s school whether you list it first or last on their application. When submitting your child's middle school application, you will be asked if the applicant has a sibling in sixth grade at a DOE middle school. If the answer is yes, you will be prompted to provide the sibling’s name and school. This information will then be verified with the middle school.
- Select programs that are admitting students through the audition or language: criteria admissions methods would not have a sibling priority, as those programs have distinct criteria for admission.
- Remember to list programs on your child's application in your true order of preference. For instance, if you list your child's sibling’s school second and the applicant does not get into their first-choice school, they will still have a priority to attend their sibling’s school.
NEW! Multiples Priority
If you have more than one child the same age applying to middle school (ie., twins), you may choose to submit identical applications for both children so they receive an offer to the same program:
- If you have more than one middle school applicant connected to your MySchools account and want them to attend the same program, you only need to add choices to one application. Before submitting that application, you will be asked by MySchools if you'd like to add the same application choices to the other child’s (or children’s) application(s).
- If you include an audition or language: criteria program on your children's identical applications, and only one child is accepted to that program, then the children may receive separate offers.
CSD3 Diversity in Admissions Initiative
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. You can read more about 2022 admissions policies and priority groups here.
Greetings, 5th Grade Families!
Sara Sloves &
All of us at CS
If you have questions about our admissions process, please contact Sara Sloves at [email protected].