Prospective Students

The East West School of International Studies offers students an educational experience that is diverse and competitive. Our small school setting allows teachers to nurture the academic and social growth of students. We strive to help our learners build leadership skills and provide them with the tools necessary for college and beyond.

At East-West students enrich their understanding of the relationship between Eastern and Western philosophies. Students study either Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages and culture. Our students are passionate about the Asian curriculum and have opportunites to travel internationally during the summer. Explore our website , visit our school, and get to know our East-West family.


Downloadable Resources:

East-West Information Sheet

Top Questions from Prospective Families

Official School Profile 2017-2018

Registering into a New York public school:

In order for a student to register into a New York City public school,  the parent and the child must both appear, and must present:

  1. Verifiable proof of residence (see Section VII);
  2. Child’s birth certificate or passport;
  3. Child’s immunization records;
  4. Child’s latest report card/transcript (if available)

Tours and Open Houses:

As a small school with limited staff, East-West is not set up to provide individualized tours. We have an open house in November for prospective students and new students will be attending a mandatory day-long orientation. Please refer to our Public Calendar for updated dates.

Educational Option (Ed. Opt.):

Educational Option programs are meant to serve students having a wide range of academic levels.  These programs admit students who have high, middle, and low reading levels.  Half of the students in each reading level group will be selected based on their rankings from the school using multiple criteria.  The other half will be selected randomly from the remaining applicants. Prospective students interested in our Ed. Opt program must contact us for more information. Students can complete a Supplemental Application form here.

Special Education:

We offer SETSS, CTT and other services. We are participating in a DOE pilot that seeks to provide students with as much classroom inclusion as possible. Please email Latoya Patterson at, or Stephanie Rosyln at, our Special Education Department Chairs, with any questions about our services.

Thank you for your interest in the East-West School of International Studies. 

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