NYC Department of Education Opens Registration Centers Across the City

  • Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 Updated: Mon Dec 23, 2019

Annual Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs August 27 - September 12

The New York City Department of Education has opened ten temporary Registration Centers across the five boroughs to make it easy for new students to enroll in school, and assist families who may have enrollment questions. The ten sites - an increase from nine locations last year - include a new location at PS/IS 218 in the Bronx to help ensure that local community needs are met. For the first time, the Department has specially trained staff at each site to help families looking to enroll their child in pre-K. The Department also added more interpreters than in past years to help ensure that families are able to access the information and services they need in a variety of languages.

New elementary and middle school students who have zoned schools, including those with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), should register at their zoned schools starting Thursday, September 4, 2014. Parents can find their zoned schools by visiting the DOE website or by calling 311. Students who live in a neighborhood without zoned schools should visit a Registration Center in their borough of residence. Families can still register for pre-K and can find more information at the Pre-K website or by texting “prek” to 877877. All new high school students, including those with an IEP, must register at a Registration Center in their borough of residence.

Enrollment staff at Registration Centers will meet with students and their parents to facilitate registration. All locations provide over-the-phone interpretation and live interpretation services in select languages. All forms and parent materials are available in English and translated into nine languages .

The Registration Centers are open from Wednesday, August 27, through Friday, September 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Monday, September 15,2014 the Borough Enrollment Offices will reopen for continued registration and enrollment needs.

Parents must bring their child(ren) with them to register . The following documents are required:

·         Child’s birth certificate or passport

·         Child’s immunization records

·         Child's latest report card/transcript (if available)

·         Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable)

In addition, parents must demonstrate proof of residency by bringing any of the following two documents*:

·         Utility bill in the resident’s name (National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority); must be dated within the past 60 days

·         Water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 90 days

·         Original lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence

·         Current property tax bill for the residence

·         Official payroll document from an employer [example: payroll receipt]; must be dated within the past 60 days

·         Official payroll document from an employer [example: payroll receipt]; must be dated within the past 60 days

·         Document or letter from a federal, state, or local government agency indicating the resident’s name and address [example: document from Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)]; must be dated within the past 60 days

If the parent is not the leaseholder of residence, he/she must submit a Residency Affidavit.

Registration Centers


PS/MS 194

2365 Waterbury Avenue, 10462

(enter on Parker Street)

PS/IS 218

Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School

1220 Gerard Avenue, 10452

(enter at 167th Street & Walton Avenue)

Theodore Roosevelt

Educational Campus

500 East Fordham Road, 10458


Edward R. Murrow High School

1600 Avenue L, 11230

Clara Barton High School

901 Classon Avenue, 11225

Brooklyn Technical High School

29 Fort Greene Place, 11217

(enter at South Elliott Place)


The High School of

Fashion Industries

225 West 24th Street, 10011

(enter at West 25th Street)


Long Island City High School

14-30 Broadway, 11106

Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School

165-65 84th Avenue, 11432

Staten Island

The Michael J. Petrides School

715 Ocean Terrace (Building C), 10301

Students with a non-New York City IEP should visit one of the Registration Centers. Students with more restrictive or specialized needs may also visit a Committee on Special Education (CSE) location. For more information, including CSE locations, call 311 or visit the DOE website .

The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. Learn more at the DOE website.

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