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Happening Now

  • Set up your MySchools account: With MySchools, you can explore your child's school options, apply during application periods, and get offer information for next year—all in one place. 
  • 3-K results will be available this summer.
  • Pre-K offers for children born in 2017 were released in May.
  • Kindergarten offers for children born in 2016 were released in April.
  • G&T eligibility notifications are currently going out to families.
  • Middle school offers were released in early May. 
  • High school offers were released in mid-May; testing Specialized High School results were shared in late April.
  • Waitlists for 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten will stay open throughout the summer. Middle and high school waitlists are currently open and will close in August.—please note that the Specialized High Schools do NOT have waitlists. 

How to Apply: Grade by Grade

Click or tap on the links below to learn more about each admissions process. Need a school right away? Visit our New Students page to learn what to do.

  • EarlyLearn

    Free or low-cost child care and education provided through the DOE for children from 6 weeks to 2 years old. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.

  • Head Start

    Safe, positive learning environments for children ages 3-4 to learn, to play, and build the skills that get them ready for kindergarten and beyond.

  • 3-K

    Apply to free, full-day 3-K programs the year your child turns 3.

  • Pre-K

    Apply to pre-K programs the year your child turns 4. There is a pre-K seat for every 4-year-old NYC resident.

  • Kindergarten

    Your child will enter kindergarten in the calendar year they turn 5. Apply even if your child is a current pre-K student.

  • Gifted and Talented

    Families with children entering kindergarten this fall can participate.

  • Middle School

    Apply during your child’s 5th grade year (or 6th grade for students in K-6 schools).

  • High School

    Apply during your child's 8th or (first-time) 9th grade year.

  • Specialized High Schools

    During your child's 8th or (first-time) 9th grade year, register to audition and/or test to apply to the Specialized High Schools.

  • Diversity in Admissions

    Schools across New York City were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools. Learn about the participating schools and initiatives for each grade level.

  • How Students Get Offers to DOE Public Schools

    Learn about the factors that match students with NYC public schools, including how randomly assigned numbers are used in admissions.

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