High School Open Houses and Information Sessions

Get to know high schools, including the specialized high schools, by going to information sessions or open houses for prospective students. Check event details below to see if the school provided any specific instructions about their event or their school's specific admissions requirements. Families should confirm the event date and time with the school contact provided in the calendar or on the school's website. 


High School Admissions

8th graders in need of recommendations/school records

If your 8th grader is applying to a high school that requests a letter of recommendation, work from his/her 7th grade portfolio, a copy of his/her 7th grade report card, or any other kind of school record, this must be requested at least a week in advance and students must fill out a request for recommendation form.  Please send in an addressed, stamped envelope if you need material mailed from the school.

Any issues with attendance must be corrected in the Main Office before the end of the 7th grade school year.  Adjustments to attendance records CAN NOT happen in the fall of 8th grade.  

Office Hours
One on one meetings scheduled as needed.  Contact mary.valentine@bpcschool.org for details.


Panel Discussion - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About High School

St. Peter's High School Youth Group will host a panel discussion on Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About High School for middle schoolers on Sunday, October 15, after the noon Mass (approximately 1:00 p.m.) at St. Peter's Parish Center (downstairs from St. Peter's Church on Church St. between Barclay and Vesey -- enter through door closer to Barclay St.).

This will be an informal discussion for Middle Schoolers and  their parents to get some feed back from actual High School students about their experiences with High School.  What do you wish you would have been more prepared for? How was the adjustment to High School? What do you LOVE about your school? What are the odds of making the team at your school? How much homework is there really? What was the admissions process like for you? What surprised you about High School?  What is great about going to a big or small school for you? What is the reality of your commute? Did you go to a school where you already knew people or no?

 We plan to have a wide variety of schools represented: public, private, Catholic, big and small.  



Catholic High School Information - Information if you are interested in applying to Catholic High Schools.
Inside Schools - An independent guide and information about NYC public schools.
NYCDOE High School Information Page -
This is a direct link to the New York City Department of Education High School choice & enrollment section. Learn about upcoming fairs, FAQ's regarding the admission process, and other helpful information.
On-line High School Directory
The directory provides detailed descriptions of over 400 New York City public high schools, including information about programs, extracurricular activities, and eligibility. A hard copy of this book will be provided towards the end of 7th grade. Be mindful in your research that school admission criteria can change from year to year.