The Kindergarten Directories are now available! Translated versions will be available online in December. If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten. All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015.The application period is from January 7 to February 13, 2015.All families, including those of students with disabilities and current pre-k students, should submit an application in order to receive a kindergarten placement.Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the February 13 deadline will be treated the same, according to schools' admissions priorities.
We will hold information sessions across the city in the coming months about the kindergarten admissions process. Let us know what you'd like to hear more about, and what days and times work best for you.Choice District Fairs will be held in District 1 (Lower East Side - Manhattan), District 7 (South Bronx), and District 23 (Brownsville - Brooklyn). Please see here for event information.
We encourage families to attend school tours and open houses, but they are not required. As schools let us know about open houses, we will post them here. If there is a school you're interested in, you can also call the school to ask about dates and times for open houses and tours.
The Kindergarten Directories are now available. Beginning in December, be sure to pick up a copy from your local elementary school or an enrollment office. Translated versions will be posted online in nine languages, in December.
Apply between January 7 and February 13 in one of three ways:
Interpretation services will be provided in over 200 languages for the over-the-phone and in-person options.
Students with disabilities are admitted to kindergarten through Kindergarten Admissions in the same way as their non-disabled peers. Read more.
Kindergarten Admissions 2014 from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo.
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If you have questions about Elementary School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009, email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or visit an Enrollment Office.