NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The kindergarten application process is officially underway! All students born in 2010 who currently live in New York City are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. All families, including those of students with disabilities and current pre-k students, must 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.
Families are able to apply in one of three ways
- Online at nyc.gov/schools/kindergarten. The online application is available in ten languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Urdu and French)
- Over the phone, by calling 718-935- 2400. Families can access translation services over the phone in over 200 languages.
- Or in person at one of the DOE’s Family Welcome Centers. Families can find their local Family Welcome Center by visiting our website
Families looking for more information about the application process should review the kindergarten directory which is available online here, and translated into nine languages.
(Press Release, department of education)