January 15 Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

All students born in 2011 who currently live in New York City are eligible to attend Kindergarten in September 2016. All families, including those of students with disabilities and current Pre-K students, must submit an application in order to receive a Kindergarten placement. Please know that admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the January 15 deadline are treated the same, according to schools’ admissions priorities.

Families are able to apply in one of three ways:

  • Online at nyc.gov/schools/kindergarten. The online application is available in ten languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Urdu and French)
  • Over the phone, by calling 718-935-2400. Families can access translation services over the phone in over 200 languages
  • In person at one of the DOE’s Family Welcome Centers. Families can find their local Family Welcome Center by visiting our website here

Families looking for more information about the application process should review the Kindergarten Directory which is available online here, and translated into nine languages. Additionally, for the first time, hard copies of translated directories are available for all families who need one. Families looking for translated hard copies can find them at our Family Welcome Centers listed below, or at local Pre-K programs that are part of the City’s Pre-K for All Program.


Family Welcome Centers


1 Fordham Plaza, 7 Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Districts Served: 7, 9, 10

1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 24
Bronx, NY 10462
Districts Served: 8, 11, 12



1780 Ocean Avenue, 3 Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Districts Served: 17, 18, 22

415 89 Street, 5 Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Districts Served: 20, 21

1665 St. Mark’s Avenue, Room 116
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Districts Served: 19, 23, 32

29 Fort Greene Place (BE12)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Districts Served: 13, 14, 15, 16




333 Seventh Avenue, Room 1211
New York, NY 10001
Districts Served: 1, 2, 4

388 West 125 Street, Room 713
New York, NY 10027
Districts Served: 3, 5, 6



28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3 Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Districts Served: 24, 30

30-48 Linden Place, 2 Floor
Flushing, NY 11354
Districts Served: 25, 26

90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1 Floor
Jamaica, NY 11435
Districts Served: 27, 28, 29


Staten Island

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301
District Served: 31

Open Mon-Fri, 8 am – 3 pm


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