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Kindergarten Admissions 2021-2022

Thank you for your interest in PS 58. The NYC Kindergarten application period for the 2021- 2022 is from December 10, 2020 to January 19, 2021.

All New York City families with children born in 2016 are encouraged to apply to Kindergarten. If your child is currently attending Pre-K (at PS 58 or at another UPK program), don’t forget to submit a Kindergarten application.  There is no automatic “move up” to Kindergarten from Pre-K.

You can rank up to 12 programs/schools on your application.

Finding Your School Zone

PS 58 is a zoned school. Families get enrollment priority at their zoned school. The easiest way to see which elementary school is your zoned school is by using the School Search tool at the DOE website.

How to Apply

Apply online at MySchools.nyc   If you have never used MySchools before create an account at www.myschools.nyc.

  • This option is available 24 hours a day.
  • Apply in Arabic, Bangala/Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Apply over the phone by calling 718-935-2009

  • Call Monday through Friday 8am-6pm.
  • Apply by phone in over 200 languages. If you speak a language other than English, ask for an interpreter.

If you have questions about applying to PS 58, please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer at jbredthauer2@schools.nyc.gov.

Want to learn more? Visit the DOE  Kindergarten Admissions website. Still have questions? Call The Elementary Admissions Team  at 718-935-2009. 

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.

French fluency verification

If you indicated that your child speaks French “very well” on your recent French DLP application, and you live in our school zone, please make your child’s appointment for a fluency  assessment.*  Appointments are available in the mornings from January 19 through February 5.  At your appointment, a French DLP teacher will meet with your child in person at school for a 15 minute conversation in French! Twins? Make two appointments.

  1. Sign up for a French fluency assessment:

2. Review the important health safety information below:

  • One adult only should enter with your child
  • On the day of your appointment, complete a DOE building health screening form for your child. You can do this on your phone at home and show us the “good to go green arrow” on your screen when you arrive.  Log into the DOE app as “guest”.  Or, complete a paper form upon arrival to our school.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the entry
  • Everyone, including children, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth
  • Parents must wait in the lobby while their child is speaking with the teacher
  • Windows are open for ventilation; dress your child accordingly

We look forward to meeting you.

* If your child speaks French “only a little” or “not at all” please do not make an appointment.

Enrollment Priorities

  1. In NYC, priority for seat offers is given to zoned children who have a brother or sister at our school. Make sure to have your current PS 58 child’s 9-digit student ID when you make your application for your new Kindergartner. You can find it in your NYCSA.
  2. Next, seats are offered to zoned children. At PS 58, we usually fill all K seats with children from these two groups, but if we have a reduced number of zoned applicants due to families moving away in response to the pandemic, that may change. Please understand that we cannot predict whether there will be seats available for out of zone families.

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. For a complete list of enrollment priorities, visit the DOE  Kindergarten Admissions website.

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.

Changes to our zone have been postponed to September 2022

New students entering our school in September 2021 will not be affected by changes to zoning or admissions policies. To learn more about the latest recommendations and to provide feedback, please visit the CEC15 website and watch the recording of the Calendar Meeting for December 15, 2020.

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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