Applying to MELS

Below are some of the most common questions people have about applying to our school. If you can’t find your question below, feel free to email or call us 718.286.3500 to find out your answer.


1. How do I apply to attend MELS?

MELS is a NYC public school and so you can apply to MELS through your child’s personalized application from the NYC DOE.  Last year, almost 3,000 students applied to MELS. It is important to talk to your school’s guidance counselor for information about applying for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can also learn more about the NYC Middle School and High School application processes on the Department of Education (DOE) website.

Middle School:

High School:

Families are encouraged to attend an Open House to learn more about the process and then apply through the NYC DOE Application. We do not have a separate application from the NYC DOE application, nor are test scores, grades, or recommendations taken into account. All students will receive a notification by letter from the Department of Education directly. High School notices are usually sent out in March and Middle School notices are usually sent out in April.

2. What do I do if I have questions about the application process?

Reach out to your current school’s guidance counselor or the Office of Enrollment to learn more about applying for our 6th or 9th grade programs.