Elementary School


    Elementary Admissions Overview

    Elementary education prepares your child for success in school and life. Start your child’s journey in NYC public schools by participating in three elementary school admissions processes: Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented. 

    Pre-K: Apply the year your child turns 4.

    Kindergarten: Apply the year your child turns 5.

    Gifted & Talented (G&T): Apply when your child is in pre-K, Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

    Additional Services: Enrolling in school is the first step—learn about other DOE services available to help your child succeed in school.