main round schools

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  • 400 plus schools, 700 plus programs,

  • variety of admissions methods (see chart below)

  • within the screened schools, each school sets its own screen

  • every 8th grade students must submit application

  • students list up to 12 schools on application

  • applications are turned in to guidance counselors

  • students receive ONE offer

  • if there is no main round seat offered, students apply in Round 2

  quick notes about this list:  

  • The schools below are those that HS411 tracks.

  • If a school is participating in the city’s Diversity Initiative, I noted it next to the school name. You can find more info here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/meeting-student-needs/diversity-in-admissions

  • Some schools post their admissions rubrics on their websites.
    If that info is currently available, I’ve noted it below.

  • Screened schools can consider more than grades, test scores, and attendance.
    For those that do, specifics and links are listed below.

  • Keep in mind, things change every year. This is as of January, 2019.

ACADEMY FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING * diversity initiative
Neighborhood: Gramercy, Address: 40 Irving Place, Manhattan NY 10003 •
212.253.3299 • http://afsenyc.com
admissions method: ED OPT • Students: 460 

Art and Design High School 
Neighborhood: E. Midtown, Address: 231-249 East 56th Street, Manhattan NY 10019 • 212.752.4340 • http://www.artanddesignhs.org
admissions method: SCREENED, AUDITION: open to NYC residents • Students: 1447
admissions rubric: https://tinyurl.com/y792afs4

Bard Manhattan 
Neighborhood: Lower East Side, Address: 525 East Houston Street, Manhattan NY 10002  • 212.995.8479 • http://bhsec.bard.edu/manhattan/
admissions method: SCREENED: open to NYC residents • Students: 588
admissions rubric: https://bhsec.bard.edu/manhattan/admission/applying/
(screen includes on site testing—some students are invited back for an interview)

Bard Queens * diversity initiative
Neighborhood: Hunters Point- Sunnyside, Address: 30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101 • 718.361.3133 • http://bhsec.bard.edu/queens/
admissions method: SCREENED: open to NYC residents • Students: 623
admissions rubric: https://bhsec.bard.edu/queens/admission/applying/
(screen includes on site testing—some students are invited back for an interview)

Baruch 
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq, Address: 55 East 25th Street, Manhattan NY 10010 • 212.683.7440 • http://www.bcchsnyc.net/
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to District 2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students
or residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 460

Beacon 
Neighborhood: Clinton Address: 522 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036 • 212.245.2807 • http://www.beaconschool.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to NYC residents • Students: 1380
admissions rubric: http://www.beaconschool.org/admissions/admissions-rubric/
(screen includes a porfolio including a 2 part essay, student work sample, 7th grade final
report card and 7th grade math/ELA test scores:
http://www.beaconschool.org/admissions/admissions-criteria/)

Brooklyn College Academy 
Neighborhood: Prospect Park South: 350 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11218 • 718-853-6184 • https://sites.google.com/brooklyncollegeacademy.com/bca/home
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to Brooklyn students • Students: 622

Clinton High School 
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq Address: 10 East 15th Street, Manhattan NY 10003 • 212.995.9114 • http://theclintonschool.net
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to continuing 8th graders, then to Manhattan students or residents, then to New York City residents •
Students: 604
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2s0egNI

Columbia Secondary 
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights, Address: 425 West 123rd Street, Manhattan NY 10027 • 212.666.1278 • http://www.columbiasecondary.org
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to continuing 8th graders, then to NYC residents • Students: 702
(screen includes supplemental application and possible interview: http://www.columbiasecondary.org/admissions/)

Edward R. Murrow 
Neighborhood: Midwood, Address: 1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn NY 11230 • 
718.258.9283 • http://www.ermurrowhs.org
admissions method: ED OPT: priority to residents in Brooklyn Area A, then to residents in Brooklyn Area B, then to Brooklyn students or residents AUDITION: vocal music, fine and visual arts, instrumental music, studio theatre
Students: 3789 • admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2Lvqo5w

Eleanor Roosevelt 
Neighborhood: Lenox Hill,  Address: 411 East 76th Street, Manhattan NY 10021 • 212.772.1220 • http://www.erhsnyc.org/
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to District 2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 541
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2VhrSS9

Essex Street Academy
Neighborhood: Chinatown, Address: 350 Grand Street, Manhattan NY 10002 • 212.475.4773 • essexstreetacademy.org
admissions method: OPEN • Students: 340

Fort Hamilton HIgh School
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge, Address: 8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn NY 11209 •718.748.15375 • https://www.fthhs.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to NYC residents (includes Honors Academy)
AUDITION: Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dramatic Arts, ZONED: guaranteed to students who live in the zone
Number of Students: 4582

Frank McCourt 
Neighborhood: Upper West Side, Address: 145 West 84th Street, Manhattan NY 10024 • 212.362.2015 • http://www.fmhsnyc.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to NYC residents • Students: 411
(screen includes in person interview and writing task: http://www.fmhsnyc.org/admissions/admissions-process)

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens • 718.361.9920 • franksinatraschoolofthearts.org
admissions method: AUDITION: Film and Media Arts, Fine Arts, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dance, Drama • Number of Students: 831

High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge Address: 350 67th Street, Brooklyn NY 11220 • 718.759.3400 • http://www.hstat.org
admissions method: ED OPT: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents, then to New York City residents • Number of Students: 1278

Harvest Collegiate * diversity initiative
Neighborhood: West Village, Address: 34 West 14th Street, Manhattan NY 10011 • 212.242.3384 • http://harvestcollegiate.org
admissions method: OPEN • Students: 487

High School for Environmental Studies
Neighborhood: Clinton, Address: 444 West 56th Street, Manhattan NY 10019 • 212.262.8113 • envirostudies.org
admissions method: ED OPT: Open to New York City residents, SCREENED: Open to New York City residents • Students: 1194

James Madison
Neighborhood: Madison, Address: 3787 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11229 • 718.758.7200 • https://madisonhs.org
admissions method: SCREENED/computer science and technology: open only to Brooklyn students/residents, SCREENED/law and governemnt: open only to Brooklyn students or residents, ZONED: guarantee to zoned students • number of students: 3657

Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences 
Neighborhood: Manhattan Beach, Address: 1830 Shore Boulevard, Brooklyn NY 11235 • 718.368.8500 • http://www.lmghs.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to New York City residents • Students: 1011

Manhattan / Hunter Science High School
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square, Address: 122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10023 • 212.501.1235 • http://www.mhshs.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to New York City residents • Students: 442
(screen includes supplemental application: http://www.mhshs.org/application.html)

Manhattan Village Academy
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq, Address: 43 West 22nd Street • 212.242.8752 • https://hs439m.echalksites.com//
admissions method: SCREENED: open to New York City residents • Students: 456 

Midwood High School 
Neighborhood: Flatbush, Address: 2839 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11210 • 718.724.8500  • http://www.midwoodhighschool.org  
admissions method: SCREENED (Medical Science Institute/Humanities Institute) : open to NYC residents,UNSCREENED (Liberal Arts and Science Institute): Unscreened: open to students in geographical catchment area • Students: 4058
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2GHM7Fu

Millennium High School Brooklyn * diversity initiative
Neighborhood: Park Slope-Gowanus Address: 237 7th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 • 718.832.4333 • http://www.millenniumbrooklynhs.org
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to Brooklyn students or residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 672
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2EVLFAZ

Millenium High School Manhattan 
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan, Address: 75 Broad Street, Manhattan NY 10004 • 212.825.9008 • http://www.millenniumhs.org
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dmissions method: SCREENED: priority to students who live or attend school south of East Houston or West Houston Street, then to Manhattan students or residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 666
admissions rubric: https://www.millenniumhs.org/domain/1532

NEST+M 
Neighborhood: Lower East Side, Address: 111 Columbia Street, Manhattan NY 10002 • 212.677.5190 • http://www.nestmk12.net/
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to contiuing 8th graders, then to New York City residents • Students: 1734 (K-12)
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2CFJpMr

NYC iSchool * diversity initiative
Neighborhood: SoHo-Tribeca, Address: 131 Avenue Of The Americas, Manhattan NY 10013 • 917.237.7300 • http://www.nycischool.org
admissions method: SCREENED: open to New York City residents • Students: 457
(screen includes online activity: http://www.nycischool.org/index.php?c=20)

NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies (Lab)
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq Address: 333 West 17th Street, Manhattan NY 10011  • 212.691.6119 • http://www.nyclabschool.org
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to District 2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 498

NYC Museum School 
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq Address: 333 West 17th Street, Manhattan NY 10011 • 212.675.6206 • https://www.nycmuseumschool.org
admissions method: SCREENED: priority to District 2 students or residents,  then to NYC residents • Students: 450
admissions rubric: https://www.nycmuseumschool.org/about1

Pace
Neighborhood: Chinatown Address: 100 Hester Street, Manhattan NY 10002 • 212.334.4663 • no website
admissions method: ED OPT • Students: 537

Quest 
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq, Address: 351 West 18th Street, Manhattan NY 10011 • 212.488.3645 • http://q2l.org/
admissions method: ED OPT: priority to District 2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents, then to New York City residents • Students (6-12): 586

School of the Future 
Neighborhood: Gramercy Address: 127 East 22nd Street, Manhattan NY 10010 • 212.475.8086 • https://www.sof.edu
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dmissions method: SCREENED: priority to continuing 8th graders, then to District 2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students/residents, then to New York City residents • Students: 750
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2s1AQ8M

Townsend Harris 
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens Hills, Address: 149-11 Melbourne Avenue, Flushing NY 11367 • 718.575.5580 • http://www.thhs.qc.edu
admissions method: SCREENED: open to New York City residents • Students: 1141
admissions rubric: https://bit.ly/2Q5wve5

West End Secondary School 
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square, Address: 227-243 West 61st Street, Manhattan NY 10023 • 212-245-1506 • https://www.westendsecondary.com
admissions method: SCREENED: Priority to continuing 8th graders, then to New York City residents • Students: 339