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The kindergarten application is now open, and the deadline to apply is January 18, 2022! Here's what to do:

  • Create your MySchools account! You'll use MySchools to explore your child’s elementary school options, save your favorite programs, and submit your application.
  • Watch the video series (below) to learn how to find programs for your application and apply, as well as how to use MySchools.
  • Register to attend one of these virtual Elementary Admissions Events. When you register, be sure to indicate your language preference; interpretation services will be provided according to demand.
Apply to kindergarten! You can submit your application one of two ways:  
    • Online with MySchools
    • By phone at 718-935-2009
Come to a virtual event about Elementary Admissions ! NYC families with children born in 2017, 2018, and 2019 are welcome to join us and learn about 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions. 
Sign up for our kindergarten admissions email list to get the latest updates on when and how to apply, as well as event information, tips, and key date reminders.

Applying to Kindergarten? Welcome! from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo.

In this video, learn about who can apply to kindergarten in New York City. Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/Kindergarten.


Please visit the Middle School enrollment page on the NYC Department of Education website for updates. This page will be updated as well once information becomes available to us for the 2022 Middle School application process. I also encourage families to attend the Middle School Open Houses in District 25.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child's classroom teacher. 
Thank you and be well-
Ms. Littman
PS 20 School Counselor
Happening Next: Create Your MySchools Account
Create your MySchools account so you'll be ready to apply when the application opens. Need help? Watch the "How to Create Your MySchools Account" video or talk to your child’s school counselor, Bonnie Littman. 


Applying to Middle School? Welcome! from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo.

In this video, learn about who can apply to middle school in New York City.

Watch more of the DOE's NYC Middle School Admissions Video Series at schools.nyc.gov/MSVideos, and get the latest updates on middle school admissions at www.schools.nyc.gov/Middle.


Happening Now

Come to a virtual event for Elementary Admissions this fall and winter! For all NYC families with children born in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Join one of our events to learn about 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions. 

For Families with Children Born in 2017
Families that applied to pre-K this winter received pre-K results in June. Waitlists are closed.
  • Need support? We’re here to help! Call 718-935-2009 or email us at [email protected].
  • Want to receive fun facts and easy tips to promote your child’s development? Sign up for Ready4K at no cost, and begin building on your existing family routines today!
  • If your child was born in 2017 you can learn how to apply to kindergarten for next year! Learn more on our kindergarten webpage.
For Families with Children Born in 2018
In early 2022, the pre-K application for children born in 2018 will open. All NYC residents with children of this age can apply to pre-K this coming winter/spring to enter a pre-K program in fall 2022. Submitting an application by the deadline is the best way to get an offer to a program you want your child to attend.
Sign up now for our pre-K admissions email list; we'll send you admissions timeline updates, key date reminders, event information, and tips.


Set up your MySchools account today! MySchools is a searchable directory of all DOE public schools; when application periods are open, you can also use it to apply.


**Need a school right away? Visit our New Students page or request support from Family Welcome Center staff.**


How Students Get Offers to New York City Public Schools from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo.