Learn About Enrollment

  • EarlyLearn NYC

    EarlyLearn NYC is free or low-cost child care and education provided through the Administration for Children's Services for children from six weeks to four years old. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.

  • 3-K

    You can apply to free, full-day 3-K programs the year your child turns three. Children born in 2016 can apply this winter to start 3-K programs in 2019.

  • Pre-K

    Apply to pre-K programs the year your child turns four, even if they are already a 3-K student. Children born in 2015 will enter pre-K in 2019. All four-year-old NYC residents are guaranteed a free, full-day pre-K placement.

  • Kindergarten

    Apply to kindergarten the year your child turns five, even if they are already a pre-K student. Children born in 2014 will start kindergarten in 2019. New to NYC public schools? Enroll your child in elementary school anytime during the year.

  • Gifted and Talented

    If your child is entering kindergarten through third grade in 2019, they can register to take the G&T test this fall. Students with qualifying scores can then apply to G&T programs.

  • Middle School

    This fall, students in fifth or sixth grade (their last year of elementary school) will apply to middle school for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply online by December 14, 2018.

  • High School

    This fall, eighth and first-time ninth grade students can apply to high school. Apply by December 14, 2018.

  • Specialized High Schools

    This fall, eighth grade and first-time ninth grade students can also audition for LaGuardia High School and/or test to apply to the eight specialized high schools. Register to audition or test by October 11, 2018.

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