New Families

Registration and Admissions Information

Apply for Pre-K

In New York City, children begin pre-K in the calendar year they turn four. If you have a child born in 2017, you will apply to pre-K this winter and your child will begin pre-K in September 2021.

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  • Learn about pre-K programs with MySchools(Open external link).
  • Register(Open external link) to attend one of our virtual Elementary Admissions Events. When you register, be sure to indicate your language preference; interpretation services will be provided according to demand:
    • Tuesday, December 15 at 2pm 
    • Thursday, December 17 at 6pm
    • Wednesday, January 6 at 6pm
    • Thursday, January 7 at 6pm (Spanish only)
    • Tuesday, January 12 at 2pm
  • Sign up for the pre-K admissions email list. We’ll send you pre-K admissions updates, tips, and key date reminders.

Need a pre-K placement now? Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov for assistance in finding a program with an available seat near you.

School Tours

360 degree image of a classroom

Note: No in person tours are being given at this time.

Apply for Kindergarten

Beginning Thursday, December 10th, children born in 2016 can apply to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.

MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.

Families can apply to Kindergarten in two ways, online at MySchools and over the phone by calling 718-935-2009. Additionally, you can share the attached flyer with your families about the Kindergarten application.  

Please reach out to EsEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or mainoffice@ps896.org with questions.

Due to COVID -19 restrictions our school tours will be done virtually. 

Register for Grades 1, 2 and 3

New families interested in registering for grades 1 to 3 for the 2021-2022 school year can reach out to Ms. Kwan at mainoffice@ps896.org.

Registration

When school offers are given in the Spring, we will be asking families to accept or decline their offer in Myschools. Families can also respond to offers by contacting the school directly at our email, mainoffice@ps896.org or by calling the Office of Student Enrollment at 718-935-2009. Our school staff will be reaching out to confirm your acceptance and obtain an email. Due to ongoing school closures the Spring pre registration process will occur virtually.  Given the circumstances, we are all working together to be flexible and accommodating with families during this unprecedented time. To that end, there will be no pre-registration deadline for Kindergarten registration completion.   We thank you for your patience and understanding.

How to apply

  • Online (Pre-K only) through MySchools: 24 hours a day in 10 languages
  • By phone at 718-935-2009: Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm
  • In person at a Family Welcome Center: find hours and locations on the DOE website

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