Get started

Since your child was born in 2014, they will start Kindergarten in September 2019. This application is the first step in the process.

Gifted and Talented admissions is handled through a separate application. If you requested Gifted and talented testing for your student, they will take the exam in January and you will receive your results and application (if eligible) later in the spring.

Use the menu bar to move through the application at your own pace. Just be sure to submit your application before the deadline!

Return to Overview at any time to view your checklist and track your progress. Later steps are also available, but focus on Search for now!

Schools and programs

You can find information about schools by clicking on them in the list.

To search for a specific school, type the name of the school into the search box. Formatting matters, so try to use the exact name of the school. For example, if you are looking for Public school 1, type “P.S. 1” into the search box.

Also, when you click on a school or program, you will also see where it is on the map. Some schools have similar names so double check its position on the map to ensure you are looking at the correct school.

Your zoned school is based on your address and where you have the highest priority to attend. If you have a zoned school, it will have a green check mark next to its program.

Students apply to programs at schools; some schools may have more than one program. Each school card also lists programs at that school. You can apply to multiple programs at a school, if you are interested in more than one.

Think of a program as a doorway to get into the school. Tap or click on programs to learn about them.

Saving programs

When you find a program, you may be interested in, click the star to save it! You can view your list of saved programs at any time on the Saved page.

Don't worry about saving too many. Saves are just a way to remember programs you're interested in — you're not committing to applying to them yet.

Admissions Priorities

Offers are made based on the admissions priorities of the school. The admissions type is listed under the programs admissions method.

Zoned programs give the highest priority to students who live in the designated group of address call a zone. Non-zoned programs make offers based on other admissions priorities like if you have an older student attending the school or if your student attended for pre-k.

Priority Groups

Schools also prioritize applicants into groups, and make offers in priority order. For example, a school might prioritize students who live in the school’s zone before other applicants.  

Click on My Chances to see that admissions priorities of any program.