Yes. PS 58 is a zoned school, and we must offer seats first to children who live in our zone. Since we have so many in-zone applicants, we have not been able to offer seats to out of zone children for many years.
We expect the Office of District Planning and the Community Education Council District 15 to finalize a proposal to change our school zone or admissions policies for the 2022-2023 school year. You can read more about this at the post on our homepage: https://www.ps58brooklyn.org/2020/12/15/rezoning-of-ps-58-and-local-schools-for-september-2021/
For the 2020-2021 school year, yes. We do not know at this time whether, or how, the upcoming rezoning of our subdistrict may affect admission to our DLP for the 2021-2022 school year.
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 fill all our seats with families who live in the school’s zone, and we have not been able to offer seats to children from the broader district for many years.
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 (next to the letter “Z1”) on your screen will be your zoned school.
Or, you can call 311 within NYC, or call us at 718-330-9322.
Registration 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 the school zone.