Middle School Tours and Open Houses

September 9. 2019

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

I hope you had a terrific summer and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

Attached are the dates for the District 2 Middle School Tours and Open Houses. Please note: For all District 2 Middle Schools, you will not be able to sign up for a tour or open house on each school’s website until Thursday, September 12th at 9:00 am.

You will notice that the citywide schools, including Anderson and NEST+m, are not on the list. They have not posted their dates yet. I will let you know when I hear anything, but I also recommend you continue to check their school websites, as once the dates are posted, the open houses and tours tend to fill up quickly.

In addition, please note that the District 2 Middle School Fair will be held on October 24th from 5:00-7:30 pm at Stuyvesant High School. Representatives from all the different schools will be there to answer questions you may have.

I want to clarify a few things:

  • You do not need to attend both an open house and a tour. You will be provided with the same information, the only difference being that a tour involves walking around the school and seeing the classrooms.
  • If you go on a middle school tour during the school day, it will be considered an excused lateness when you arrive back to Lower Lab. The school you visited will provide you with documentation that shows you were on a tour.
  • We do not yet have a date scheduled for East Side Middle School. I will notify you as soon as a date is given.

We will be having our Middle School Information Session at Lower Lab on Thursday, October 24th at 8:30 am. During this time, I will go over the Middle School admissions process and answer any questions you have.

You can access Middle School information on our school website by going to lowerlab.org, clicking on the information tab on the top of the pages, and then Guidance Corner. This information will also posted on the fifth grade class posts pages on the school website. In addition, you can also find information on admissions on the NYC DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/middle-school.

I am looking forward to working with you during this exciting time. Over the next few weeks, you will be receiving more information from me. Please read everything carefully and as always, feel free to contact me at 212-427-2798 ext. 1437 or jgoldstein@lowerlab.org if you have any questions.


Joshua Goldstein

Guidance Counselor

Lower Lab School

D2 Middle School Tour.Open House Information 2019-2020