MIDDLE SCHOOL CAN BE AMAZING!
Workshop Middle School is the premier progressive middle school
in Brooklyn, New York. Students learn advanced academic skills
and positive character strengths through immersive, hands-on
learning projects. One parent explains: “It’s the most incredible
school at the most important time.“
JUST FOR YOU.
Early adolescence can be confusing and complicated. Middle school
students are no longer little children: they want to explore new
interests, new ideas, and new identities. Yet, too often, middle
school works against the natural life of middle school students.
Exactly when school should be more innovative, more responsive,
and more connected, middle schools are more narrow, more rigid,
and less effective.
Steps to Admission
Join an Open House
Each, month, we host an Open House for prospective students and families. Join current parents, current students, and our school founders to learn more about our school. We explore the history of middle school, research on positive youth development, and the core elements of our school.
We host each Open House at brand new, 10,000 sq. foot space in Prospect Lefferts. Each day, students have access to state of the art classrooms; a professional maker studio; and a large, sunlit student lounge.
Register now for an Open House!
Start an Online Application
Our application process helps our school learn more about your child. It is also designed to help your family learn more about our school. We believe that every child deserves a right-fit middle school.
We process admissions applications through our partner, Ravenna. You can start an online application now for the 2022-23 school year. Please note that there are two admissions cycles: Early Decision and Common Application. Early Decision is for parents and families who very much believe that Workshop Middle School is the right choice for their family. Our Common Application deadline is designed to allow families the chance to make their middle school decision parallel with the public school admissions process.
Organize Your Documents
Families are required to submit personal documents to complete an admissions application including a student transcript, a student portfolio, and teacher recommendations. Following submission of a completed application, applicants will receive notification if they are selected for an interview and school visit.
Please complete your application with your honest answers and best attention. We take care to read through each application carefully, and your answers help us learn more about your family.
Visit Our School
The best part of our application process is your child’s school visit. After your family completes your application, we will schedule a half-day school visit for your child to learn with us.
During their visit, your child will participate in our morning classes, Humanities and STEM. They are not required to bring any materials or supplies with them. We’ll provide them with a guest laptop when they arrive that they’ll be able to use for their visit. At the end of their visit, we will meet with them to review their day. Later that day, we will contact you to hear feedback about their experience.
Meet Our Founders
Parents and families are an incredibly important part of our school. Join our school founders, Andrew and Denise, for an informal discussion about your family’s application to our school. They’ll ask a few questions about your child’s school experience, your hopes for middle school, and they’ll also make sure you have time to speak about any questions or concerns that you might have.
Complete Tuition Application
Tuition for the 2021-22 school year is $39,000. However, all families receive a tuition award indexed to family income and wealth. This is an important way that we promote access and equity for all families.
All information is confidential. You will enter in financial details at our partner, School and Student Services. SSS will then forward to us information about your Expected Family Contribution. We will place your EFC into one of five tuition tiers: 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, or 5% of full tuition.
Our school is amazing! It teaches everything in a fun and creative way. It’s really challenging and I learn so much in school but I don’t always realize it.Yalei
I love that our school is so small. Every student is able to get the attention they need from their teachers. It allows teachers to engage one on one with us which really helps me learn.Mehdi
I love this school. I love our classes the most, but I also love our teachers so much. I feel like I can always express myself while I am still learning so much.