Children are eligible to apply for Kindergarten the year they turn 5. In NYC, families apply during the citywide application period which will open in early December. The Department of Education has not yet announced the start of the application period. You can sign up for updates on Kindergarten admissions at the NYC DoE website’s Kindergarten Enrollment Page.
Most families complete their application online at MySchools. However, applications can be made in person at a Family Welcome Center. The FWC for our district is located in the basement of Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Place. Families may apply by phone to 718-935-2009.
Families may include up to 12 program choices on their child’s application.
We offer Kindergarten (taught in English) and French Dual Language Kindergarten (taught 50% in English and 50% in French). Families may list one or both programs on their application.
In NYC, priority for seat offers is given to zoned children who have a brother or sister already enrolled at our school. Next, seats are offered to zoned children. At PS 58, we usually fill all K seats with children from these two groups. We do not expect to have any seats available for out of zoned children.
To learn if your residence is currently zoned for PS 58, please use the Find a School tool at the Department of Education’s website.
New students entering our school in September 2020 may experience new admissions policies and a reduction of the size of our school zone. To learn more about the latest proposals and to provide feedback, please visit the Community Education Council District 15 website. Scroll down to view the section on Equity & Excellence in D15 Through Rezoning & Admissions.
For the new policies to take affect for the upcoming Kindergarten application period, a plan must be presented to the CEC for approval at their October meeting. (These changes may be postponed until 2021.)