Admission Process
  1. All pre-kindergarten & kindergarten applications go into the Borough Enrollment Office and are processed according to the DOE admissions priorities. Admission is not based on a first come first serve basis.
  2. We collect applications up until the citywide deadline in the spring. You may also bring applications directly to the Borough Enrollment Office at 333 7th Ave. If you do, please give us a copy for our records.
  3. If you are applying for pre-k or kindergarten you will receive notification of your child’s acceptance from the Manhattan Integrated Service Center. We fill vacancies grade 1st to 5th during the spring and continue as openings become available thru June. If you are transferring from another public school, you must fill out a Placement Exception Request. Request notices go out in August.
  4. We highly recommend participating in a tour at the school prior to submitting an application.
  5. If you’re applying for pre-k, your child must be 4 years of age before December 31, for September entrance of that year.
  6. We accept a total of 18 children for pre-k and about 30 children for kindergarten. We accept children for grades 1st to 5th based on availability.
  7. Although we value diversity pre-k and kindergarten admissions decisions are not influenced by race, gender, or socioeconomic status.
  8. Siblings of children who already attend the school are automatically accepted if they apply before the application deadline.
  9. Children who reside in District One have priority for admission.
  10. If your child is placed on our waiting list, your application will automatically go to your second and third choice schools. If you accept a place at your second or third choice school, you will be removed from our waiting list.
  11. We do not keep and use applications from the previous year.
  12. Each year we collect new applications for the following school year.

Proof of Address:

  • If you are accepted, you must bring two forms of identification that verify your address during registration.
  • We cannot accept utility bills, leases or driving licenses.
  • We can however, accept the following: bank statements, recent passport, letter from a doctor, a letter from social security, public assistance documents, etc.
  • If there is any question about your residence, District One will schedule a home visit by an attendance teacher for verification.