How to Apply

Prospective Families

For prospective 6th, 9th or 10th graders, you can apply to our school through the MySchools site 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 & Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 pm. The Zoom link is attached to our Calendar.

If you would like to schedule a virtual meeting or see if we have any available seats, submit your information through our contact page or call us at 718-782-0918. Ask to speak to Wuta Onda, Director of Admissions.


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.