Alternative Middle Schools

Are you over the age of 13? Have you not yet completed eighth grade? Students like you have found that small class settings have helped them succeed. The DOE —offers several programs and schools for students in middle school who are over age for their assigned grade level: ReStart Academy, New Direction’s Secondary School, and AIM Charter School.

ReStart Academy

ReStart Academy has locations throughout the city. To start the application process, contact the Academy you are interested in to find out if space is available.


ReStart Academy at Mott Haven Community HS

455 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10455
718-503-5340 Ext 5102

ReStart Academy at Brooklyn Collegiate

2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(347) 403-2135

ReStart Academy at DuBois HS

402 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-804-1866 (#1)

ReStart Academy at George Washington Campus

549 Audubon Avenue, Room 254
New York, NY 10040

ReStart Academy at Orchard Collegiate

220 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
212-406-9411 Ext 135

ReStart Academy at August Martin Campus

156-10 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434

ReStart Academy at Channel View School for Research

100-00 Beach Channel Dr
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
718-634-1070 Ext 1312

ReStart Academy at Port Richmond HS

85 St. Josephs Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10302

(718) 420-2100 Ext 5504

New Directions Secondary School

New Directions Secondary School is a Bronx-based middle and high school for students who are at least one year over age for their expected grade level.

Learn more about admissions into New Directions on their school page.

Other Options

AIM Charter Schools provide seats for some middle school students. There are two locations: