Admissions Criteria 2024-2025

FMHS will continue to use screened admissions for the 2024-25 admissions cycle.

    • FMHS is enrolled in the NYC Diversity in Admissions initiative and ranking of applicants to the FMHS Class of 2028 will prioritize 66% of seats for students eligible for free / reduced lunch programs.

    • FMHS admissions rubric for this year is based on the following criteria:

      • 80% of ranking based on completion of virtual essays completed by applicants 

      • 20% of ranking based on middle school grades

During the admissions cycle, our Parent Coordinator, Caren Austen ( is the liaison for questions and Mr. Javier, our 9th grade School Counselor, for specific student concerns. 

Open House Dates

Open House Dates for Students & Families 

Click on a form below to register for ONE of our Open House dates. Doors open at 4:30pm. 

Fechas para la visita escolar y entrevistas/ensayos

Visita escolar para estudiantes y families

Por favor complete UNO de los formularios a continuación para registrarse a UNA de nuestras fechas de visita. Las puertas abren a las 4:30 PM.  

Admissions Essay & Rubric

Admissions Essay Dates

Students will have 1 hour to answer our 2 admissions questions. Essay questions will be completed virtually and will be posted on our website.

Link to admissions essay: Essay page will be active from 6pm-7pm on the following dates:

  • Mon 12/4
  • Tues 12/5
  • Wed 12/6

Students do not have to pre-register for the essay. The essay will be on a Google Form with a link that goes live at 6:00pm on the various evenings.

Students must go to our website at 6:00pm, type the essay on the Google Form, and hit "submit" when they are done.

Families with students that have with IEPs or 504's, please reach out to Caren Austen.  (

Admissions Essay Rubric



Open House December 2021 / January 2022

You can find the presentation we hosted for fall 2022 admissions.  Open House 2022.pptx 

Open House Updates

Please use the presentations and video links on this page to get a sense of FMHS. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to post the recording we made at this time. 


Students and Parent Share Impressions of FMHS


Open House 6 de enero de 2021

Puede encontrar la presentación que organizamos el 6 de enero de 2021 aquí.

Spanish Open House 2021 1.pdf