Back to School

New to New York City or looking to register your child in a public school for the first time? We're opening ten temporary Registration Centers across the five boroughs to enroll new students for the start of school.

2014-2015 High School Directory

The 2014-2015 High School Directory is now available in English and nine languages including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Sign-up for Pre-K at a Community-Based Early Childhood Center

The pre-kindergarten application period for public schools is closed, but you can still sign up for free pre-k in a Community-Based Early Childhood Center in your neighborhood. For more information, visit the pre-k page.

Kindergarten Admissions

If you have not applied for kindergarten, please contact your zoned school and any other schools of interest in order to submit an application.


Find out more about pre-k programs available in public schools and community-based organizations.

Gifted & Talented

Read about Gifted & Talented Admissions for programs in kindergarten through third grade.

Elementary Schools

Explore your elementary school options. Applying to kindergarten? Find out how to apply now.

New Students

New to New York City Public Schools? Find your public school options.

Middle Schools

Check out the middle schools in your school district. Each district offers unique options.


Find out how to transfer from one NYC public school to another.

High Schools

Learn more High School Admissions. In New York City, all eighth graders must apply to high school.

Special Programs

Learn about additional programs that can support students in meeting their educational goals.