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Kindergarten Admissions

In New York City, children enter kindergarten in the fall of the calendar year they turn five, and are guaranteed a kindergarten seat at a public school. Once your child starts kindergarten, they can remain at the same school until its final elementary grade. 

Kindergarten (and Kindergarten Gifted & Talented) Admissions

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Kindergarten Application Opens 

  • Friday, January 19, 2024: Kindergarten Application Closes 

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024: Kindergarten Offer Release

Please visit the NYC DOE kindergarten enrollment page

Please reach out to with questions.


How to Apply to Kindergarten

Families with children who will enter kindergarten should apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in-person at a Family Welcome Center. 

You can apply to kindergarten in one of three ways:

  1. Apply Online, in ten languages

  2. Over the phone by calling 718-935-2400

Interpretation services are available in over 200 languages for the over-the-phone. 


For more information, visit the DOE's website

Contact Us for Additional Support & Information:

PS 180 Parent Coordinator

PS 180 Assistant Principal, Lower Grades

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