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Middle School

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MS & US Open Houses

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High School Fair

Visit the New York City Department of Education website for information on Fair dates and times.

Admissions Process to Middle School and Upper School

At Quest to Learn, like all District 2 Choice schools, we use our own selection criteria to enroll students we think will be the best fit for success with our innovative and hands-on Quest curriculum.

Some NYC schools require specific test scores, some use writing samples as a selection tool, and others require an audition in order to be accepted. At Quest, Informed Choice means that students and families must demonstrate an understanding of Quest’s unique approach to curriculum and that they have actively chosen Quest as the right school for their child by attending an open house.

At Quest, we believe that students and families who are excited by and want to participate in our unique curriculum create a vibrant learning environment and engaged school community.

After researching and selecting schools, students submit their ranked choices of schools to the Department of Education, which then matches students to schools.

For information on the Middle School Application Process, please speak with your Elementary School Guidance Counselor.

For information on how to apply to Quest to Learn Upper School, please speak to your High School guidance counselor.

Quest is looking for students who are:

Creative
College and Career-Focused
Curious
Hands-on-Learners
Technology, Design, Art, and Media Enthusiasts
Game Lovers
Great Collaborators
Interested in the Way Things Work

Frequently Asked Questions

See below to get answers to commonly-asked questions about the Q2L admissions process.

Middle School

Quest to Learn is a District 2 Limited Unscreened school. Prospective families must show Informed Choice by attending one Open House. As a District 2 priority school, families who reside in or attend elementary school in District 2 and have attended an information session will be eligible for consideration during the matching process. With a unique learning model, it is important to us that families understand the curricular focus and educational philosophy of Quest. Therefore, we do not require report cards, attendance records, examinations, or interviews as part of the admissions process.
Open Houses run during the Fall and Winter seasons in the evening (6pm–7pm), and provide a video presentation of a typical 6+ grade classroom. Families may attend an Open House at the start of their child’s fifth grade year.
Open House information is posted on our website at the start of every fall along with registration information and a direct link. You may also click here.
Quest to Learn gives priority to District 2 families. Families outside of the District who are interested in enrollment opportunities may contact the District 2 Manhattan Office of Student Enrollment.
When you arrive at an information session, it is important that you sign in to confirm your attendance. This information is used to confirm your eligibility in the application process. After attending an information session, you may work with your child’s elementary school Guidance Counselor to rank Quest to Learn on your Middle School application. The Department of Education uses your Middle School application and our attendance records from each information session to complete the matching process in the Spring of your child’s fifth grade year.
Middle School applications are often due in the first week of December. Please speak with your elementary school Guidance Counselor and check the Department of Education website frequently in the Fall for deadline information.
Congratulations! If your child is accepted to Quest to Learn, they will be given the opportunity to attend an Open House for incoming 6th grade families where they will meet their teachers, participate in game-like activities, and receive pertinent information such as supply lists and summer assignments.
Middle School families who are not matched with the school of their choice have the opportunity to submit an application for an appeal. This process is best supported by the elementary school Guidance Counselor and Office of Student Enrollment.
On average, incoming 6th grade classes at Quest to Learn reach a maximum of 100–110 students.
All prospective families who have missed the application period or are seeking a mid-year or end-of-the year transfer must contact the Office of Student Enrollment directly.
Don’t worry! Feel free to contact the Middle School Guidance Counselor, Rachelle Vallon (RVallon@Q2L.org), to confirm your attendance.

For more information on the Middle School Enrollment Process, click here.

Upper School

Quest to Learn is a District 2 Limited Unscreened School. Prospective families must show Informed Choice by attending one Open House or Citywide High School Fair. As a District 2 priority school, families who reside or attend middle school in District 2 and have attended an Open House or Citywide High School Fair will be eligible for consideration during the matching process. With a unique learning model, it is important to us that families understand the curricular focus and educational philosophy of Quest. Therefore, we do not require report cards, attendance records, examinations, or interviews as part of the admissions process.
Open Houses commence in the latter part of September and end at the beginning of December. Open Houses take place in the evening from 6pm–7pm and provide a video presentation of a typical 9th grade classroom. Families are encouraged to attend an Open House or a Citywide High School Fair at the start of their child’s eighth grade year.
Open House information is posted on our website at the start of every fall along with registration information and a direct link. You may also click here.
Quest to Learn gives priority to District 2 families. Families outside of the district who are interested in enrollment opportunities may contact the District 2 Manhattan Office of Student Enrollment.
When you arrive at an Open House or Citywide High School Fair it is important that you sign in to confirm your attendance. This information is used to confirm your eligibility in the application process. After attending an information session, you may work with your child’s High School Guidance Counselor to rank Quest to Learn on your High School application. The Department of Education uses your High School application and our attendance records from each Open House or Citywide High School Fair to complete the matching process in the spring of your child’s 8th grade year.
High School applications are often due in the first week of December. Please speak with your High School Guidance Counselor and check the Department of Education’s website frequently in the fall for deadline information.
Congratulations! If your child is accepted to Quest to Learn, they will be given the opportunity to attend an Open House for incoming 9th grade families where they will meet their teachers, participate in game-like activities, and receive pertinent information such as supply lists and summer assignments.
Middle School families who are not matched with the school of their choice have the opportunity to submit an application for an appeal. This process is best supported by your Middle School Guidance Counselor and Office of Student Enrollment.
On average, incoming 9th grade classes at Quest to Learn reach a maximum of 100–110 students.
All prospective families who have missed the application period or are seeking a mid-year or end-of-the year transfer must contact the Office of Student Enrollment directly.
Don’t worry! Feel free to contact the Middle School Guidance Counselor, Rachelle Vallon (RVallon@Q2L.org) or our Upper School Guidance Counselor, Francoise Wernham (FWernham@Q2L.org) to confirm your attendance.

For more information on the Upper School Enrollment Process, click here.

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