How to apply

Attend any or all:

 

Open Houses | Daytime Tours | Middle School Fair

Application Process

West Prep Academy is part of District 3, a middle school choice district. The application process begins during the fall for all fifth grade students that attend any District 3 public or charter elementary school. We recommend that you place West Prep first on your online application. Students who place us first on their application are extremely likely to be matched to our school.

During October and November parents can attend any one of our evening open houses or daytime school tours. RSVP's are encouraged for the tours and open houses- but are not mandatory.

Your Middle School Choice Application will be online at myschools.net, your current elementary school guidance counselor will support you with this in the fall through the first week of December.  

After that acceptance letters will be distributed in late April early May.  If you are accepted to West Prep you will be invited to our Garden Party in May.

If you are unable to attend these tours, open houses, or the middle school fair, please contact Ms. Costa (ccosta@ms421.org) with any questions you may have about the school.

Appeals

If you are not satisfied with your matched school, you can appeal and choose West Prep instead. This appeal window is usually only available for 1-2 weeks after you have been notified. The great news about the appeals process is that 100% of students who appealed to attend West Prep were accepted. If you are interested in appealing your match, please contact your elementary school guidance counselor immediately.

 

Once you have filed the appeal you should contact ccosta@ms421.org to inform us about your decision

New to the District?

If you live outside of the district, or recently moved to the neighborhood you still are able to apply to West Prep Academy. Contact us for more information; you may also need to contact your current school’s guidance counselor, or the District 3 enrollment office.  See below for more information.

 

If you just moved to the district please visit an Enrollment Office with the required documentation to be admitted to a District 3 Middle School. A counselor will place your child at the closest school to your home that has available seats.

For more information about Middle School application process please visit:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/middle-school

CONTACT 

T: 212-280-8502

F: 212-280-8509

info@ms421.org