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Applicants (Prospective 6th and 9th Graders)

Because of our non-profit partnership with Student Leadership Network, families often mistake that we are a charter or private school.  However, TYWLS Astoria is a 6-12 NYC DOE public school and must follow the official Screened admissions process.  


Screened Admissions (eligible for students residing anywhere in the borough of Queens)


This means that for the 2023-24 year, students will be placed in any available seats with highest screened Group 1 admitted first, then Group 2, etc. based on Grade 4 scores and grades.  There is a seat pool for General Education (GE) students and smaller seat pool (based on district ratios) for Special Education (SE) students. 


All MS and HS applications are due by December 1 but are not first come first serve via the MySchools system, and you should review family videos in all languages at


MS MySchools Code: Q56M

HS MySchools Code: Q56A


For questions regarding MySchools, speak with your current (5th or 8th) School Counselor.


There is no Admissions in the DOE in years other than rising 6s and 9s.  That process is called a transfer, and is only granted via DOE Office of Enrollment in special cases of safety pending seat availability.


We do not offer any walk-in meetings, private tours or comparative “marketing” against any other individual DOE or private or parochial school, we urge you to review our offerings and make sure TYWLS Astoria is a fit for your child, ideally for a seven-year journey.


For more information on MySchools or how to apply, please see the DOE Admissions website or email [email protected]