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Admissions and Enrollment Information (per NYC DOE Guidelines)

For better chance of Admissions, you should rank TYWLS Astoria (Q56M) at the top of your list.

For equity reasons from NYC DOE policy, we are not allowed to consider:

  • address/proximity to school 
  • parent interviews or credentials
  • letters of recommendation from family or former teachers
  • frequency of emails, or show of interest via Open House or otherwise
  • There is NO sibling priority for Screened schools.   


The DOE makes and distribute all final matches and create a waitlist for any attrition. 

We typically have about 100 seats in grade 6; 20 in grade 9, but can not guarantee any numbers for future years.


As part of the NYC DOE Public School Admissions process, we accept students for 6th and 9th (limited seats) Grade.  

For 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, this is considered a transfer, and is handled by the Office of Enrollment for special circumstances only including safety or hardship.  Due to full seat capacity and our rigorous academics and graduation pathways that begin in 8th grade, TYWLS Astoria is often unable to accept mid-career transfer students via over the counter, but will review recommendations in the rare cases of NYC DOE referral.