Entering Middle Grades

 What are the requirements and process for admissions?

After a comprehensive review of its admissions process, the Clinton School will no longer offer a school-based assessment in evaluating prospective students.

Students who list The Clinton School are evaluated based on academic criteria.  The admissions rubric includes the following categories:  course grades, attendance and punctuality, NYS exam scores, and academic and personal behaviors as reported on elementary school report cards.  The admissions rubric can be found HERE.

There is no guarantee that every student who ranks the Clinton School will be admitted.  Offers are made in rank order based on the results of the rubric until the targeted number of offers has been exhausted.  

As part of the 2017-2018 admissions cycle, the Clinton School will host an open house for prospective students. At the open house, the admissions process will be discussed and parents of prospective students can participate in a question and answer session.

How many seats will be available for incoming 6th graders?
We have 99 seats for incoming 6th graders. 

How many grades levels will the school have by 2018-19?
After over 25 years as a middle school, the Clinton School for Writers and Artists began its expansion into a 6-12 school in September 2015 with our inaugural class of 9th graders. Our first graduating class will be in June of 2019. Clinton middle school students have guaranteed entry to our high school.

Where is the school located?
Our school building is located at 10 East 15th Street, just west of Union Square. The building houses both the middle school and high school grades of the Clinton School for Writers and Artists, and opened in September 2015.

What classes do students take?
All students take a full program of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts (see below), and Physical Education. Students take foreign language classes (Spanish) beginning in 8th grade. All students also take Triple E (which stands for Elective, Enrichment, and Extended Learning); Triple E classes include Creative Writing, Math Challenge, Journalism, Algebra, Math Support, ELA Support, and Ceramics.

My child is strong in Math and Science. Is this school a good choice?
We love Math and Science at Clinton, and our students do well in these subjects. Our students’ standardized test scores in Math are consistently in the top 5% statewide. 

What sports and extracurricular activities do you offer?
We have partnered with Manhattan Youth to provide an incredibly robust after school club system. Our clubs include Winter Festival (performing arts/variety show), Lego robotics, Eco Hawks (environmental & nature), Computer Programming, School Musical, Clinton Post (school newspaper), Clinton Soup (literary magazine), and many more.  For sports, we have programs in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and soccer. Our sports and extracurricular offerings change somewhat from year to year based on student interest.