Middle School Admissions

Orientation is May 23, 2024

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Orientation!

Whether you're already committed to joining World Journalism Preparatory School or still exploring your options, this in-person orientation is tailored to meet your needs. Join us for an informative session designed to showcase the unique opportunities and supportive environment we offer to all students.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 23, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: WJPS 34-65 192 Street at Francis Lewis Boulevard

Here's what you can expect at our orientation:

  • Meet Our Dedicated Teaching Team: Our teachers are excited to introduce themselves and share insights into their teaching approach, curriculum, and how they support student success.
  • Connect with Administrators: Our school leaders will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of our school's mission, values, and commitment to academic excellence.
  • Explore Our Campus: Take a guided tour of our building to experience firsthand the vibrant learning environment awaiting your child.

At World Journalism Preparatory School, we understand that selecting the right school is a significant decision for your family. That's why we're dedicated to providing this opportunity for you to learn about what we have to offer. Whether you're seeking a nurturing community, rigorous academic programs, or diverse extracurricular activities, we're confident that you'll find it here.

If you're still weighing your options, we encourage you to attend our orientation to gain a deeper understanding of how WJPS can support your child's educational journey. Our doors are open, and we welcome the chance to showcase the warmth and excellence that define our school community. If your child was not matched to WJPS for 6th grade, you can add your child to our Waiting List in your MySchools Account.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to us at HReed2@schools.nyc.gov

We look forward to meeting you and your family at our Orientation and exploring the exciting possibilities ahead together!

 Three students in yellow WJPS t-shirts sitting on a park bench 

You're Not Just Choosing Your Middle School

You're Not Just Choosing Your Middle School,

You're Choosing Your High School


World Journalism Preparatory School offers middle school students in-depth opportunities of study through initiatives such as Algebra for All, College Access for All, Computer Science for All, and the Middle School Quality Initiative. Students receive extra support in ELA and Math. Our eighth-grade students take the Algebra and Living Environment Regents Exams and receive High School credit. 

With a seven-year program that follows students from 6th through 12th grade, WJPS students build long term relationships with staff and teachers who nurture in them the confidence to overcome challenges and aspire to college. Students enjoy a unique continuity of curriculum as they move from grade to grade.


  • WJPS has an impressive 95% high school graduation rate for the Class of 2020
  • 98% of graduates were accepted to college
  • The Class of 2020 was awarded almost $12,000,000 in merit based scholarships
  • Middle School students visit college campuses and participate in College Week activities
  • Weekly advisory classes give students time to explore their future college and career options
  • ICT classes in every grade support students at all levels


Exposure to a wide-range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities builds leadership, grows talents and interests and increases students’ confidence in their abilities to reach their goals. Opportunities at WJPS include Debate, Student Government, Ambassador Program, Arts Club, Model UN, Green Team, College Visits, Explorers Club with NYPD, Creative Writing Club, Video Gaming, Step Team, Anime Club, Spirit Club, and the after-school SONYC Program every school day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply to WJPS for Middle School?

Students living in District 25 will find WJPS as a choice on their Middle School Applications

How does my child apply to WJPS?

Students apply to WJPS through the Department of Education's Middle School Application process . Your child's elementary school will let you know when the application process opens up and how to log in to your MySchools account. Private and parochial school students should contact the District 25 Family Welcome Center for an application.

When will I be notified if my child is accepted?

The Department of Education sends acceptance letters to the elementary school guidance counselors. You can also check your MySchools account.

What are class sizes?

Class sizes range range from 28 to 33 students

How many sixth grade classes are there?

We have three classes per grade. 

What are the logistics of sharing the building with another school?

There are three schools in the Adrien Block Campus: WJPS, IS25 and P233. P233 is a D75 school for disabled students and they are in the basement. IS 25 has classes on the first and second floors. WJPS has classrooms on the third and part of the second floor. All three schools use the gym, playgrounds, cafeteria and auditorium at separate times. There are different bell schedules, stair cases, entrances and exits. All three schools enjoy a warm and supportive relationship.

What is the uniform policy?

The school uniform is a navy, black or white shirt with the WJPS logo on it. The shirt may be purchased with the logo already on it, or the logo may be added to your own black, navy or white shirt. Dark pants are allowed, but no jeans. More details are on our website under the Parent tab.

What clubs and after school activities do you have?

The Department of Education provides a SONYC after school program that is run every school day. Student choice determines which clubs are running from year to year. Students can start their own clubs if they have an advisor and other interested students. Previous clubs have included an Arts & Crafts Club, Spirit Team, Green Team, Game Coding, Debate Club, Model UN, Ambassadors, and Game Coding. Sports are voted on by students and have included Step Team, Track and Rugby.

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