What will I need to apply?
You will not need to submit any documents to apply for kindergarten.
After you get an offer letter, make an appointment at the school and bring your child these documents:
- Proof of your child’s age (birth certificate, passport, record of baptism)
- Two proof-of-address documents (such as a lease, utility bill, or government-issued ID including IDNYC)
- Immunization records (if available)
- Your child’s latest report card (if available)
Check the Pre-Registration Checklist to see what documents you can use.
I'm ready to apply
Apply for kindergarten at NYC public schools this winter in one of three ways:
Students coming from kindergarten to 1st grade do not need to reapply for elementary school. They will be automatically enrolled in their elementary school.
Most students who need to enroll at a new school in grades 1-5 or need a placement during the year should register at their zoned school. Learn more on the New Students page.