Enrollment Information

We are still accepting students for School Year 2018-2019. Your application will be automatically put on a waitlist, and we will contact you as soon as a seat opens.


Our admissions for School Year 2019-2020 begins September 1st, 2018.



To Apply


Click here to apply to Manhattan Charter Schools online!


Alternatively, you can use a paper application in English, Español, 中文 and བོད་སྐད (Tibetan). Please find the applications in the languages you prefer. Adobe Reader is required to view the forms.


19-20 English

19-20 Spanish

19-20 Chinese

19-20 Tibetan 


A paper application must be delivered with an original signature in one of four ways:

  1. By mail to one of the addresses below
  2. In person between 9 am-4 pm on school days. Click here for directions to each school.
  3. Via email to admissions@manhattancharterschool.org
  4. Via fax to (212) 533-2820 or (212) 964-3795中文

Addresses & Directions

Manhattan Charter School 1                            Manhattan Charter School 2

(212) 533-2743                                                (212) 964-3792

100 Attorney Street, Room 112                        220 Henry Street, Room 443

New York, NY 10002                                        New York, NY 10002




Admission Information


Admission is by random lottery, with priority given in the following order:

  1. Siblings of students currently enrolled in MCS or MCS2.
  2. Students indicating that they speak a language other than English at home (if applying for Kindergarten), or are currently receiving English Language Learner services (if applying for grade 1-3).
  3. Students who live in Community School District 1. Find your district here.
  4. All other eligible students entering Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.

The application deadline for the upcoming 2019-20 school year is April 1, 2019. All eligible applications received by the April deadline will be included in the admissions lottery, scheduled on April 5, 2019. Notice of acceptance or waitlist status will be sent to all applicants.


Applications received after April 1, 2019 will be put on a waitlist, and reviewed on a case-to-case basis.


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