Meeting Student Needs

We are committed to providing excellent educational opportunities that are open, accessible, and welcoming to all of the city's students. Get help with enrollment and learn about meeting your child's needs below.

  • New Students

    If you are new to New York City public schools or need help with the enrollment process, visit the New Students page to learn more.

  • Family Welcome Centers

    Visit Family Welcome Centers to get help with enrollment and admissions. Find hours and locations in all five boroughs on the Family Welcome Center page.

  • Transfers

    Learn about different ways to transfer, what to do, where to go, and what documentation you might need to request a transfer.

  • Enrollment for Students with Accessibility Needs

    We are committed to ensuring that our programs, services, and activities are accessible to all. Each of our schools or programs will be labeled as fully accessible, partially accessible, or not accessible. Learn more about these labels and specific buildings.

  • Enrollment for Students Learning English

    Our schools offer a wide variety of programs and supports for students of all ages who are learning English.

  • Enrollment for Students with Disabilities

    All NYC public schools are expected to serve and support students with disabilities. Visit Enrollment for Students with Disabilities to learn more.

  • Enrollment for LGBTQ and Gender Nonconforming Students

    Our enrollment and admissions processes are open to all NYC students, including LGBTQ and gender nonconforming or gender expansive students. Learn more about our policies and find resources for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming students.

  • 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.

  • Home Schooling

    You must make a Statement of Intent to home-school your child by July 1, or within 14 days of beginning a home instruction program.

  • Non-Resident Enrollment

    If you live outside of New York City’s five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), you can apply to enroll in a DOE public school.

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