Enroll Grade by Grade
Here's what you can do right now:
- Set up your MySchools account!
- With MySchools, you can explore your child's school options, apply, and get offer information—all in one place.
- Missed the kindergarten application deadline? Add your child to programs' waitlists.
- Apply to middle school by February 9, 2021.
- Apply to high school by February 23, 2021.
- Participate in Specialized High Schools admissions.
- Register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT): late registration is open through January 28, 2021.
- Register by February 23, 2021 to audition for LaGuardia High School programs.
How to Apply: Grade by Grade
Click or tap on the links below to learn more about each admissions process. Need a school right away? Visit our New Students page to learn what to do.
Free or low-cost child care and education provided through the DOE for children from 6 weeks to 2 years old. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.
Safe, positive learning environments for children ages 3-4 to learn, to play, and build the skills that get them ready for kindergarten and beyond.
Apply to free, full-day 3-K programs the year your child turns 3.
Apply to pre-K programs the year your child turns 4. There is a pre-K seat for every 4-year-old NYC resident.
Your child will enter kindergarten in the calendar year they turn 5. Apply even if your child is a current pre-K student.
In the school year before your child's kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade year, sign your child up to take the G&T test.
Apply during your child’s 5th grade year (or 6th grade for students in K-6 schools).
Apply during your child's 8th or (first-time) 9th grade year.
During your child's 8th or (first-time) 9th grade year, register to audition and/or test to apply to the Specialized High Schools.
Schools across New York City were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools. Learn about the participating schools and initiatives for each grade level.
How Students Get Offers