Email High School Principals on Admissions

For this year’s high school admissions, the Mayor announced that “In consultation with their school communities, screened high schools can choose to remove their screens, utilize the Educational Option admissions method, or maintain academic screening.”

It is important that high school principals hear from incoming parents. Please email principals to let them know that you wish for them to maintain academic screening at their schools.

Three Easy Steps
1. Find the email address of the high school principal here.
2. Copy/paste the suggested email text. Feel free to personalize it.
3. Repeat for each school your child is applying to.

Email Recipients: Look up the high school and the principal email here.
Or scroll to the bottom of this page for the list by borough.

Subject: Please Keep Your School’s Screened Admissions

Dear Principal,

I am a parent of a middle school student who believes that all children deserve appropriate academic support, including those students who learn at an accelerated pace. Sadly, given the average NYC class size and financial deficits, it is impossible to achieve this support without academic grouping.

Therefore, as we look toward high school applications, I implore you to maintain academic screens at your school. We have months of pre-Covid data to use, as well as prior years’ test scores, to ensure that your school is able to provide the support you have successfully provided to students for years.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to applying.



Below are lists of NYC high schools that use Screened or Audition as their Admissions Method:
(Note that your student will apply to specific programs in the high school; admissions method varies by program. Please do your research

Manhattan High Schools

47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary
Art and Design High
Bard High School Early
Baruch College Campus High
Beacon High
Central Park East High
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High
City College Academy of the
Clinton School,
Columbia Secondary
East Side Community
Eleanor Roosevelt High
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing
Frank McCourt High
Frederick Douglass
Gramercy Arts High
Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and
High School for Dual Language and Asian
High School for Health Professions and Human
High School of Fashion Industries,
Humanities Preparatory
Institute for Collaborative Education (ICE)
Manhattan / Hunter Science High
Manhattan Bridges High SchoolMRIVERA155@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV
Manhattan Center for Science and
Manhattan Village
Millennium High
N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative
N.Y.C. Museum
New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School (NEST+m)
Park East High
Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS)
Repertory Company High School for Theatre
School of the Future High
Special Music
Talent Unlimited High
Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual
West End Secondary
Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS)

Queens High Schools

Aviation Career & Technical Education High
Baccalaureate School for Global
Bard High School Early College
Bayside High
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High
High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and
High School for Law Enforcement and Public
John Adams High
Martin Van Buren High
Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community
Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary
Queens School of Inquiry,
Queens Technical High
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High
Townsend Harris High
William Cullen Bryant High
York Early College
Young Women’s Leadership School, Astoria (TYWLS)
Young Women’s Leadership School, Queens (TYWLS)

Brooklyn High Schools

Bedford Academy High
Benjamin Banneker
Boerum Hill School for International Studies,
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn High School for Law and
Brooklyn High School of the
Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High
Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the
East New York Family
Fort Hamilton High
High School for Public Service: Heroes of
James Madison High
Kingsborough Early College
Leon M. Goldstein High School for the
Medgar Evers College Preparatory
Millennium Brooklyn High
Science, Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus (STAR)
Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn (TYWLS)

Bronx High Schools

University Heights Secondary
Belmont Preparatory High
Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching &
Bronx High School for Medical
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music,
Cinema School,
Fordham High School for the
Hostos-Lincoln Academy of
In-Tech Academy (M.S. / High School 368)
Marble Hill High School for International
Riverdale / Kingsbridge Academy (Middle School / High School 141) (RKA)
Theatre Arts Production Company
Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx (TYWLS)

Staten Island High Schools

Port Richmond High
Susan E. Wagner High