Applying to Eagle Academy

Admissions have closed for the 2024-2025 school year.  Beginning in July 2024, we can consider in-person applications.

The Process

Who Can Apply

During our normal process, students in grades 5, 8, and 9 apply for seats in grades 6, 9, and 10, respectively.  Applications are done via the MySchools portal run by NYC Public Schools (NYCDOE) and are due in early December.

Fall:  Visit and Apply

During the fall, we encourage families to visit our optional open house.  Our first open house was on November 18, and our second open house will be January 20.  Note: the January 20 open house is after the deadlines to apply, but we will provide information on how to proceed with admissions for the 2024-2025 school year outside of the application system.

Once families are ready to apply, they must submit an application in the MySchools portal.  Families gain access to MySchools via their current school.

Deadlines vary depending on the grade level:

Spring: Wait for Decisions

Each spring, NYC Public Schools releases placement for the following school year.  Some years the decisions come out by March, and other years it has taken until June.  While it can be difficult, we all must wait until the offers are released before we can offer additional steps.

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Who Can Transfer

In general, if seats are available, students can immediately transfer to us outside of the normal admissions process, although it is not guaranteed.

The Transfer Process

In all cases, we request that you contact us at so we can provide better guidance.  When you contact us, include your son's name, date of birth, grade level and current school.

Middle school families can often be immediately transferred at the school.

High school families will eventually need to visit a Family Welcome Center to be admitted, but we request you also reach out to us first.  NYC Public Schools high schools can not handle admissions directly.  Our assigned Family Welcome Center is at Fordham Plaza.  Learn more about Family Welcome Centers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I missed the application deadline.  Can my son still be admitted?

If your son is going into the middle school, we can enroll him after July 15th.  If your son is going into high school grades 9 or 10, you can be added to our wait list throughout late spring or summer.  If your son is going into high school grades 11 or 12, we request you make an appointment with us, and you will ultimately have to visit the Family Welcome Center at Fordham Plaza to request the transfer.

Does your school require uniforms?

Yes, we are a uniform school.  Please see our Uniform Policy page for information on scholar uniforms.


How will my son receive transportation?

Scholars at Eagle Academy receive MetroCards, based on eligibility pursuant to the regulations of the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT).  Eagle Academy does not provide yellow busing for any scholar except for special education students who have transportation on their IEPs.  View the OPT portal on the NYCPS website for additional information.


What are the deadlines?

Application deadlines for the 2024-2025 school year were December 1, 2023 for grades 9 and 10, and December 8, 2023 for grade 6.


How will I be notified if he was placed at Eagle?

Notices of placement at the Eagle Academy for Young Men are made through your son's guidance counselor at his current school.  If you are wondering if your son was placed us, please check with your son's guidance counselor at his current school.  Once a student is placed with us by the NYC Department of Education, he is guaranteed to attend here in the fall unless you decide to appeal the decision and put him elsewhere.  We mail letters home in late May/early June once our admissions lists are finalized by the NYCDOE.