Enrollment Information

We are now accepting applications for Kindergarten1st grade2nd grade, and 3rd grade for both Manhattan Charter School and Manhattan Charter School 2, School Year 2017-18. For information about school visit, please click here.



To Apply


Click here to apply to Manhattan Charter Schools online!


Alternatively, you can download, print or fill an application in English, 中文Español, བོད་སྐད (Tibetan)Adobe Reader is required to view, fill and print application.

A paper application to MCS and/or MCS2 must be delivered with an original signature in one of four ways:


  1. Via mail (see address below). If you apply to both schools, you can send the form to either building.
  2. In person between 9 am-4 pm on school days (see address below)
  3. Scanned then/or emailed to admissions@manhattancharterschool.org
  4. Via fax to (212) 533-2820. 

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


Click here for directions to each school.



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 2017-18 school year is April 1, 2017. All eligible applications received by the April deadline will be included in the admissions lottery, scheduled on April 18. Notice of acceptance or waitlist status will be provided to every applicant in the lottery.


Applications received after April 1, 2017 are accepted, and will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis.


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