Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!
If you live in New York City and your child is turning five years old in 2013, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten for September 2013. Most students attend their zoned school, but there are many elementary school options available, including zoned and non-zoned schools, charter schools, Gifted & Talented programs, dual language programs, and magnet programs. We look forward to guiding you through this process!
Update: Translated versions of select kindergarten decision letters are available here.
About Kindergarten Admissions
- The kindergarten application period ran from January 22 – March 1, 2013. A full list of important dates is available on the Calendar & Events page .
- You must submit an application in order for your child to attend kindergarten at a New York City public school in September 2013. If you would like to apply to multiple schools, you must submit an application to each school. For more information, visit our How to Apply page .
- Your zoned school is determined by your home address. If you don't know which school is your zoned school, call 311 or visit the School Search website .
- Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the deadline are treated the same, according to the school's admissions priorities.
- Districts 1, 7, and 23 are choice districts. There are no zoned schools in these districts, and families do not submit applications directly to schools. Visit the choice district pages below to learn more.
- Late Applications. Late applications may be submitted directly to schools; however, they may be subject to waitlist order. Late applications to Choice Districts 1, 7, & 23 should be submitted at the Borough Enrollment Office that serves those districts.
Elementary School Directories
The 2013-2014 Elementary School Directories are now available
. Each borough has its own Directory. These books provide detailed information about the admissions process and the elementary school options available for your child(ren). Learn more about the new elementary schools
opening in September 2013 here
Special Education Services
The Department of Education’s Special Education Reform, also known as the “Shared Path to Success,” is making significant improvements in the way services are delivered to students with disabilities, including increased access to the general education curriculum. Consistent with their general education peers, students with disabilities should apply to kindergarten through the kindergarten admissions process.
For more information about kindergarten admissions for students who require special education services, please visit the Special Education website
: Sign up here
to receive email updates about kindergarten admissions.
If you have questions about kindergarten admissions, call 718-935-2009, or email us at ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov