New Students

New Students

News and Updates

Are If you are new to New York City public schools, or If you need assistance with the enrollment process, you've come to the right place. See below for information about new student registration. For information about a transfer request, visit the Transfers page.

    How to Register & Where to Go

    High School
    All new students, including those with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) must register at a Family Welcome Center.

    Elementary & Middle School
    New students with a zoned school, including those with a NYC Individualized Education Program (IEP), may register at their school starting Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Your zoned school is determined by your home address. If you don’t know your zoned school, call 311 or visit School Search. If you don’t have a zoned school, visit a Family Welcome Center.

    Students with a non-NYC Individualized Education Program (IEP) should visit a Family Welcome Center. Students with more restrictive or specialized needs may also visit a Committee on Special Education (CSE) location. 

    Already Enrolled?
    If your child is already enrolled in or assigned to a New York City public school, visit your child’s school for assistance.

    What to Bring

    • Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (See Chancellor’s Regulation A-101 for documents accepted for proof of age)
    • Immunization records
    • Latest report card/transcript (if available)
    • Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
    • Proof of address which may be verified by any two of the following containing the address of residence:
      • A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
      • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
      • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days 
      • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
      • A current property tax bill for the residence
      • A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
      • Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
      • State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
      • Income tax form for the last calendar year
      • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
      • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
      • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
      • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
      • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence


      * If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.