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Admission Process


Want to join our STAR Community? Read below to find out how.

All District 1 Schools: The District 1 Diversity in Admissions pilot gives a priority to Students in Temporary Housing (STH), to English Language Learners (ELLs), and to students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 67% of offers at every District 1 elementary school for kindergarten.


Students who do not fall into any of these groups will get a priority for the remaining 33% of offers.


We encourage families applying only to District 1 schools to list at least five District 1 programs on their application to increase the chances of receiving an offer to one of these schools. As part of the Diversity in Admissions pilot, offers at all District 1 elementary schools will be made to a percentage of Students with Disabilities near the district average.

PreK Available Now!

  • Enroll anytime during the school year.

  • Priority placement for our Kindergarten


District 1 is a Choice District. This means that families that live in this zone can choose which child their attends when they start kindergarten.  We provide school tours throughout the school year. Please contact Alice Saavedra, our Parent Coordinator, 212-674-3180 to schedule a tour, or sign up for a tour online using the green button to the left. 

  1. All pre-kindergarten & kindergarten applications go into the Borough Enrollment Office and are processed according to the DOE admissions priorities. Admission is not based on a first come first serve basis.

  2. Applications for kindergarten can be completed online, by phone or in person to the Borough Enrollment Office at 333 7th Ave. If you do, please give us a copy for our records.

  3. If you are applying for pre-k or kindergarten you will receive notification of your child’s acceptance from the Manhattan Integrated Service Center.

  4. If you are transferring from another public school, you must register through the Borough Enrollment Office. 

  5. If you’re applying for pre-k, your child must be 4 years of age before December 31, for September entrance of that year.

  6. We accept a total of 36 children for pre-k (2 classes) and about 45 children for kindergarten (2 classes). We accept children for grades 1st to 5th based on availability.

  7. Although we value diversity pre-k and kindergarten admissions decisions are not influenced by race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

  8. Siblings and Children who reside in District 1 have priority for admission.

  9. **If your child has an IEP or Pre K support services, you must go through the Special Education Placement Office. **


Proof of Address:

  • If you are accepted, you must bring two forms of identification that verify your address during registration.

  • We cannot accept utility bills, leases or driving licenses.

  • We can however, accept the following: bank statements, recent passport, letter from a doctor, a letter from social security, public assistance documents, etc.

  • If there is any question about your residence, District 1 will schedule a home visit by an attendance teacher for verification.

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