The quality of the public schools in Manhattan varies widely by district. Moreover, the complexity of the admissions process differs by school district. For example, District 2 has a great number of terrific zoned middle schools in which parents who live in that neighborhood can simply register for the spring. Although Disctrict 3 has some of the best middle schools in the City, there are no zoned schools and parents must apply to six middle schools--a process which may include school tours, student and parent interviews, entrance exams and even auditions.
Please click on the following link to learn about the differences among the public schools in the six districts in Manhattan.