How to Apply
For prospective 6th, 9th or 10th graders, you can apply to our school through the MySchools site myschools.nyc or speak to your school's guidance counselor.
Incoming 6th graders who live or attend school anywhere in Brooklyn or Queens are eligible to apply to Lyons. For High School students, you are eligible if you live anywhere in New York City, but first priority goes to students who live or attend school in Brooklyn. If you do not get into Lyons during the initial application round, you can add your name to our waitlist on MySchools.
If you are interested in transferring to Lyons, please reach out to us through our contact page.
"See" Our school!
Join us for our Virtual Open House happening every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm (except when there is no school for students). Please register for an Open House by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Zoom link is attached to our Calendar.
If you are interested in an in-person tour of the school, please reach out at email@example.com. Or join us for our Fall Festival Open House on Saturday, November 6th from 11:00 - 3:00.
Lyons is a small, progressive, unscreened New York City public secondary school with a liberal arts focus. We are located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and are a member of the NYS Performance Standards Consortium. All students do Roundtable presentations in all their core subjects twice a year, and high school students complete graduation level Performance Based Assessment Task (PBAT) requirements rather than most Regents. Our academic program includes inquiry-based projects, weekly Field Studies classes where students travel to different sites across the city and skills instruction to meet the needs of students.
We are a Restorative Justice school, focusing on repairing harm, rather than punishing offenders when determining next steps when issues arise. We know that the majority of our work to diminish harm involves daily community and relationship building, and clear, supportive systems and expectations. All teachers also work as advisors supporting students’ social-emotional and academic journeys.