If your child was born in 2016 and you're interested in 3-K programs for the 2019-2020 school year, email us at We will support you in exploring program availability. Seats at 3-K programs are not guaranteed.


If your child was born in 2015, you can enroll them in pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Use MySchools(Open external link) to explore pre-K programs in your area.

  • Contact programs directly for more information about enrollment and availability.

  • Need help? Call us at 718-935-2009


In New York City, children enter kindergarten in the fall of the calendar year they turn five, and are guaranteed a kindergarten seat at a public school. If you have a child born in 2016, you will apply to kindergarten this winter and your child will begin kindergarten in September 2021. Once your child starts kindergarten, they can remain at the same school until its final elementary grade.

If you missed the deadline to apply to kindergarten, you can still add your child to waitlists online with MySchools(Open external link)Enroll in Elementary or Middle School

Middle School Applications

The application for students entering middle school in fall 2021 closed on February 23, 2021.  Offers will be available in the spring.  Missed the application deadline? Reach out to your school counselor.   Need a middle school for your child right now? Learn what to do on our New Students page.

High School Applications
The high school application period is now closed. The deadline to apply was Monday, March 1 at 11:59pm.    Missed the deadline? Contact your school counselor as soon as possible; for a limited time, they can still help you apply.   Applied to audition programs? Don't forget to submit your audition files by March 8, 2021.  Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test and for LaGuardia High School auditions are also closed.
Need a high school now? Learn what to do on the New Students page.

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