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Kindergarten 2021

Children are eligible for Kindergarten in the year they turn 5.

The Kindergarten application period usually runs from late December to January. Families apply through the MySchools website, by phone or in person at a Family Welcome Center. Visit the Department of Education Enrollment page for Kindergarten to learn more.

PS 58 has two programs: Kindergarten and French Dual Language Kindergarten

We offer Kindergarten (taught in English) and French Dual Language Kindergarten (taught 50% in English and 50% in French). Families may list both programs on their application. If you add French Dual Language to your child’s application, you will need to indicate how well your child speaks French.

Zoned families who apply to the DLP and indicate that their child speaks French “very well” will be contacted to schedule a mandatory French fluency verification. Results of the assessments were given to the Office of Enrollment.

Enrollment Priorities

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 children who live outside of our zone.

There is an additional priority for our Dual Language program for English Language Learners (children who speak French but little or no English). Zoning requirements still apply.

Seat Offers and Wait Lists

Your child is automatically placed on the wait list of all schools and programs that you ranked higher than your offered school. You will be able to see your child’s wait list status at your MySchools account after offers are made in the spring.

Learn more about our Dual Language Program.

Finding Your School Zone

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.

Changes to Our Zone and Admissions for September 2021

New students entering our school in September 2021 will be affected by changes to admissions policies. These changes could include a reduction in the size of our school zone, or an elimination of individual school zones in our sub-district and a switch to a lottery-based choice system. To learn more about the latest proposals and to provide feedback, please visit the District 15 Rezone Participatory Action Research Project website.

If you have feedback on the rezoning, please write to: BrooklynZoning@schools.nyc.gov, Superintendent Anita Skop at ASkop@schools.nyc.gov, or the Community Education Council District 15 at CEC15@schools.nyc.gov

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