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Ready to redefine the middle grades experience to improve student’s sense of belonging, GPA, and attendance?

Apply to be a part of the third cohort of the To&Through Middle Grades Network.

Since 2020, the To&Through Middle Grades Network (MGN) has supported 14 schools on their journey to redefine the middle grades experience in order to improve student’s sense of belonging, GPA, and attendance. The MGN is looking for eight schools from across the city to join our third cohort that will begin in February 2024.

If you are or know of a school that would be interested in joining the MGN, read below for more details on the application process. Applications for Cohort 3 are currently closed. Selected schools will be notified on December 15.

You can also contact the MGN team by emailing ( with questions or to schedule a call to learn more.


Cohort 3 | Application Timeline

September 2023

Recruitment Presentations

September 5, 2023

Application Released

September 29, 2023

Application Due by 5:00pm

October 10, 2023School notified if invited to site visit
October 30 - November 9, 2023

Site Visits (In Person)

December 15, 2023Notification to Accepted Schools
February 28, 2024Cohort 3 Kick Off Session (In-Person)

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Send them the MGN Application Overview that outlines the MGN, the benefits for partner schools, what to expect if accepted to cohort 3, and a list of application questions.


Middle Grades Network | Cohort 4 Interest Form (Starting in 2026)

Interested joining the next Middle Grades Network cohort? Sign up this interest form so that we can let you know when our next round of applications open!