Admissions

View our virtual tour to learn more about the Ella Baker School

The Ella Baker School is a part of the New York City Department of Education's District 2.  The school is unzoned, and families in all five boroughs are welcome to attend a tour and apply for a spot. We encourage parents who work or study in the neighborhood to inquire about our program. 

Virtual Middle School Middle Info Sessions will be held on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, December 1st - 7:00 pm Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, December 8th - 10:00 am Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, December 15th - 7:00 pm Zoom Link

 

Virtual Kindergarten Info Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Pre-K, Kindergarten and 6th Grade seats are allocated through the Department of Education. 

Click to learn more about Pre-K admissions, Kindergarten admissions, and Middle School admissions

Grades other than the main entry points listed above are filled directly by the school if space allows.To fill out an in-school application, click HERE. 

Please contact the Parent Coordinator, Valerie 

Kirk-Kamali vkirkkamali@schools.nyc.gov  with any questions regarding admissions.

Valerie Kirk-Kamali

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Parent Coordinator

vkirkkamali@schools.nyc.gov
212-717-8809 ext. 2321
Note from the Parent Coordinator

 

We are happy that you are interested in learning more about the Ella Baker School.

The admissions process is about building a relationship -- giving your family an opportunity to get to know the school and community deeply, and giving us a chance to get to know your family. Our goal is to assist you in the exciting yet sometimes daunting task of choosing an educational community that is the best fit for your child and your family.

Regardless of the grade for which you are applying, you will have the opportunity to learn about how we balance academic excellence, creative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence from pre-k to middle school at one of our informational sessions.

 

A successful Ella Baker student, at every entry point, is a child who demonstrates a

developmentally appropriate amount of independence, openness, and curiosity. Starting with the youngest entering student, children have a great deal of ownership regarding their education.

 

The purpose of the informational session is to familiarize families with our school’s educational approach and vision. Families can then make an informed decision as to whether Ella Baker meets their own values and educational expectations.

 

If you have any questions at all about the admissions process or about the programs offered,

please do not hesitate to call or email me. I look forward to getting to know you and your child during the months ahead.

Valerie Kirk-Kamali

How to Reach Us

BUSES

BxM1, BxM11, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M15, M15-SBS, M31, M57, M66, M72, M98, Q101, Q32, Q60

Click here for MTA bus map.

 

SUBWAYS

4 5 N W R to Lexington Ave-59 St.

6 to 68th St - Hunter College 

F to Lexington Ave-63 St

Q to 72 St

Click here for MTA subway map.