Deadline Extended for Small Group Counseling Form

Hello Lower Lab Families,

You should have received a letter regarding the different types of groups  Iris or me will be facilitating. If you are interested in child being part of any of the groups, I am extending the deadline to return the forms to your child’s teacher to Friday, January 19th.

I am attaching a copy of the letter with the revised deadline


Thank you!

Joshua Goldstein

Guidance Counselor

Lower Lab


Class of 2017 Middle School Acceptances


November 14, 2017

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

Here is a breakdown of the acceptances and final placements from the Class of 2017.

District School Acceptances (Including Appeals)

School Number accepted Number Applied
Salk 7 12
Clinton 7 10
ESMS 9 17
Middle Lab 13 17
Wagner SP 17 49
Wagner AP 1 13
Quest 1 1
Yorkville 1 5


Citywide School Acceptances

School Number Accepted Number Applied
NEST+M 2 35


Final Placements

Salk 6                                     Wagner SP 15

Clinton 7                             Wagner AP 1

ESMS 8                                   Quest  1

Middle Lab 9                         NEST+M 2


Private School

Collegiate 3                          St. Ignatius 1

Fieldston 1                          Columbia Grammar 1

Hewitt 1                              Trinity 1

Nightingale- Bamford 1





Middle School Application Are Being Sent Home Today, 11/14!


Dear Fifth Grade Families,

Your child will be bringing home an envelope that contains your child’s District 2 Middle School application.  Please review all of the information to make sure it is correct.  Middle schools will contact you based on the information listed on the application, so please be sure that your address and phone number are accurate.  If you have any changes or corrections, please contact me immediately.

The deadline for these applications is Friday, December 1st, but you may submit yours at any time before the deadline.  If the application is lost prior to the deadline or there are any corrections that need to be made, please contact me and I can print you a new copy of the application.  Please keep in mind the following as you complete your application:

  • The official class is a number that is used for coding the classes in the computer system, so you will see 501 or 502 rather than the room number.
  • Complete only Sections 5 and 6 (on the back.)  l
  • If you have concerns about your child’s attendance, please contact Hugues in the main office.  He can access the attendance records.  Note: an absence or lateness can be coded in the system as explained (i.e. doctor’s appointment) but is still considered an absence or lateness, and will appear on your child’s record.
  • If you feel your child qualifies for “extenuating circumstances” regarding his/her attendance or lateness, please contact me immediately with your explanation and request.
  • If your child receives testing accommodations, he/she will be given those accommodations for any middle school entrance exams.  Please contact the schools with documentation of the accommodations when you are notified about the tests.
  • Sign, date, and return the application to me by December 1st.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions at (212) 427-2798 or

Joshua Goldstein


Dear Lower Lab Families,

I know that some of your children are discussing the most recent tragic event that occurred in our city.  Here are some resources that provide valuable information and suggestions on how you can talk to your children about what they may be hearing and feeling.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Joshua Goldstein
School Counselor
Lower Lab

Informational Session Monday Morning !

Please take note of the following dates and times:

October 30, 8:30 -9:30am : Informational Session – Josh will give a presentation on the Middle School Application process.  A representative from the Office of Enrollment will also be present to help answer questions you may have.

November 6

6:00 pm

Alumni night

Come with your child to hear current 6th and 8th grade students that graduated from Lower Lab speak about their experiences at the different Middle Schools.


Change in Clinton Admissions Process!

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

After a comprehensive review, the Clinton School has changed its admissions process. The school will no longer administer a school-based assessment to prospective students. In addition, it will rank more than first choice applicants.  These changes will take effect immediately for prospective 5th and 8th graders. 

The updated information on the Clinton School’s process and rubric can be found on its website at


Joshua Goldstein