TOURS & OPEN HOUSE
WHEN CAN I ATTEND A TOUR OR OPEN HOUSE?
Tours and open houses for 5th graders and their families will be posted here in September 2019. Please check back at that time for more information.
on what basis are students admitted?
Admission to M.S. 297 is by zone or screen. Students who live in the geographic zone and choose 75 Morton are admitted automatically - if they rank the school first, or if they are not admitted to other schools they have ranked higher. There are a limited number of slots for students outside the zone, who are admitted or 'screened' based on grades, academic and personal behavior, attendance and test scores.
The M.S. 297 zone includes most of the west side of School District 2, from W. 59th St. south to Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca and Battery Park City. Unlike other partially zoned schools, M.S. 297 will offer one track or program.
WHAT IS THE ADMISSIONS RUBRIC?
For students who live outside the geographic zone of 75 Morton and wish to attend, we apply an admissions rubric, as determined by the Department of Education. Please keep in mind that we have only a limited number of slots for screened students, after we meet our obligation to enroll all zoned students.