Students are admitted by random lottery. Applicants who reside in Community School District 6 get a preference. Anyone can apply by completing our application. Our lottery is held in early April, and we will reach out to families with results immediately. After the initial round of acceptances following our lottery, we will continue to call families off the waitlist throughout the summer and even through the fall of each school year.
Yes, if your child does not get a seat at S2 the year that you apply, we encourage you to apply again the following year. We will fill seats in grades 7 and 8 when we have vacancies as a result of natural attrition.
School in the Square currently serves 6th and 7th grades. In 2018-19, we will be a fully grown middle school, serving grades 6-8.
We loosely follow the DOE’s calendar, but we have a longer school year which begins in August. You can check out our current calendar here. Our school day is also longer. We offer optional hot breakfast to students at 8:30 a.m. Classes run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
School in the Square hosts a few open houses each winter. Open house dates are posted here. We encourage you to attend one these open houses so that you can hear form our leadership team, tour the school, and see classes in action. If you are unable to attend a scheduled open house, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the front desk at (718) 916-7683.
We have a flexible uniform policy, designed by a committee of our founding students. More information about the policy can be found here.
We have Integrated Co-teaching classes for each grade in all core subjects. Additional, we have two counselors on-staff to provide counseling services, and we contract with the NYC Department of Transportation to offer speech services.
Yes! We have sports teams for both boys and girls! We currently have a girls’ volleyball team, boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, and a boys’ baseball team.
At School in the Square, all students receive a personal Chromebook for use during the day and at home, including weekends, vacations, and if needed, summer break. For students without internet access at home, the school provides Kajeet educational hotspots with censored internet access that can be signed out for a designated period of time. These are for homework purposes only. For more information, please contact our Library Media Specialist, Genna Sarnak, at email@example.com.
School in the Square runs a three-week targeted summer program, focusing on reducing the effect of summer slide. Students are placed into small groups based on their specific academic needs, and our instructional staff work with them to improve their knowledge base and skills. The summer programming also includes optional field trips to some of NYC's best cultural institutions. For students who are unable to attend in person, S2 provides training on and access to reading, math skills, and typing software for students to practice their skills remotely. The summer 2018 program will last for three weeks, five days a week, from July 23rd - August 10th, 2018. Incoming 6th graders are not eligible to attend.