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Need a School for Fall 2019? 

If you're new to New York City DOE public schools or need help with the enrollment process, you've come to the right place! Year-round, we're here to help. Beat the summer rush and enroll your child in school now.

Enroll in 3-K

If your child was born in 2016 and you're interested in 3-K programs for the 2019-2020 school year, email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov. We will support you in exploring program availability. Seats at 3-K programs are not guaranteed.

Enroll in Pre-K

If your child was born in 2015, you can enroll them in pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Use MySchools to explore pre-K programs in your area.
  • Contact programs directly for more information about enrollment and availability.
  • Need help? Call us at 718-935-2009.

Enroll in Elementary or Middle School

Most students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend their zoned school, if they have one. To find out if your New York City home address has a zoned school, call 311 or use Find a School and type in your home address.

  • If you have a zoned school, contact that school directly to register.
  • If you don't have a zoned school or would like to explore other options, visit a Family Welcome Center to register for school.

Enroll in High School

If your child has finished eighth grade, they can start high school. All new students enrolling in high school must visit a Family Welcome Center to register.

Transfers, Non-Resident Enrollment, and Charter Schools

Forms

Here are some forms you might need to enroll in a DOE public school. These forms are also available at schools and Family Welcome Centers:

  • Ready to enroll? Use our Pre-Registration Checklist to learn what you need to bring when you register your child for school.
  • New to NYC? Fill out this Housing Questionnaire at your new school or a Family Welcome Center.
  • We speak your language! If your home language is not English, be sure to request a Home Language Identification Survey from your school or a Family Welcome Center. Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages at any Family Welcome Center.
  • If you're not the primary leaseholder or homeowner where you live, fill out the Parent Affidavit of Residency and get it notarized.
  • If you're temporarily taking care of a student but are not their parent or guardian, fill out the Non-Parent Affidavit and get it notarized.
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  • Call Us

    Call Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm at 718-935-2009.

  • Visit Us

    Get help in person at a Family Welcome Center.

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