Enrollment FAQs for Prospective Families

PS 58 is a zoned school, and we must offer seats first to children who live in our zone, or who meet the eligibility for our Diversity in Admissions program which gives priority for up to 30% of seats for students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten who:
• live in NYCHA housing
• live in temporary housing as described in the McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act
• are eligible for free or reduced price lunch
• are English Language Learners

Out of zone families may contact us for more information.

Here is the map of our current school zone. Families are urged to use the Find a School tool to confirm that their home is zoned for PS 58. Enter your address and the first school on the list will be your zoned school.

Yes, all zoning rules and priorities apply, including the Diversity in Admissions priorities for Kindergarten applicants. Parents of French speaking children from outside of our zone may contact us for more information. Students who speak no or very little English may qualify for an enrollment priority as an English Language Learner.

Our school zone is just one small area within District 15. NYC has many school districts, and each district contains a number of school zones. The district spans many neighborhoods, but our zone is a much smaller area within one neighborhood. At PS 58, we usually fill all our seats with families who live in the school’s zone, and this year, we will also give priority to Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants who fall into one of the diversity in admissions populations described above.

Students who enroll at PS 58 under the Pre-K and Kindergarten Diversity in Admissions program and who live outside of District 15 will be eligible for a student MetroCard. Some children may be eligible for a yellow school bus based on an IEP or temporary housing situation.

Enter your home address into the NYC DOE’s Find A School Tool to find your zoned elementary school. The first school you see listed on your screen will be your zoned school. Or, you can call 311 within NYC, or call us at 718-330-9322.

Registration for the current school year for new zoned students is done in person once you live in the zone, and is ongoing throughout the year. Please call Pupil Accounting Secretary Tina Nyffler at 718-330-9322 to confirm a date for registration. We cannot register your child before your child resides here. Children can usually begin to attend as soon as they register. Children who speak French and wish to be part of the Dual Language program must also be scheduled for a French fluency assessment. Please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer for more information.

No. The assessment is usually conducted in person as a conversation with one of our DLP teachers and is scheduled once you live in NYC.

Please see Required Documents for a complete list of required documents.

Once we can confirm that we have a seat for your child, we will send you an email with an invitation to create an Operoo.com account. You will use this automated, online form system to complete the registration forms and upload your required documents. You will be asked to fill out many forms. It is helpful to have all your telephone numbers, including home, work and cell, as well as the contact numbers of any trusted adults you designate to pick up your child in an emergency if you are not available. Please review the required documents above.

Yes. All new students must submit a Child Health Exam Form 205 to the school. You will be given the form to bring to your physician at the time of registration. Please return the completed form within the first few weeks of school.