Elementary School


News and Updates

All eligible children are guaranteed a placement offer for kindergarten. Families who apply after February 20 will receive their placement offer in May, instead of April. Please visit an Enrollment Office or call 718-935-2009 to apply. The online application is no longer available. Find translations of this message here.

Check here for our new schools opening in September 2014.

    Kindergarten Admissions

    If your child was born in 2009, you can still apply to kindergarten by visiting an Enrollment Office or by calling 718-935-2009.

    You can still apply:

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    * If you need to apply in a language other than English, you will be supported over phone or in person. Interpretation services are provided in approximately 200 languages.

    If you have questions or concerns, contact us at KindergartenConnect@schools.nyc.gov.

    Choice Districts

    Districts 1, 7, and 23 are choice districts, which means they do not have zoned schools. If you live in one of these districts, you should apply to kindergarten using the same methods mentioned above. For additional guidance, check out the Choice District Directories .

    Charter Schools

    New York City’s nearly 200 charter schools give families additional public school options. Read the Charter School Directory to learn more about the charter schools in all five boroughs and how to apply.

    Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities apply to kindergarten through Kindergarten Admissions in the same way as their non-disabled peers. Read more.