For general enrollment information, visit the DOE Kindergarten Admissions website. Still have general questions about admissions in NYC? Call The Elementary Admissions Team at 718-935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
Registration for the current school year
You may contact us to inquire about seat availability. Any offers will be made based on seat availability and the NYC Public Schools enrollment priorities. Send an email to Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer, email@example.com.
Enrolling for September 2024
NYC Public Schools Kindergarten (and Kindergarten Gifted & Talented) Admissions Timeline:
- Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Kindergarten and Kindergarten G&T Application Opens
- Friday, January 19, 2024: Kindergarten and Kindergarten G&T Application Closes
- Wednesday, March 27, 2024: Kindergarten and Kindergarten G&T Offer Release
Enrollment priorities, all grades
PS 58 is a zoned school and families who live in the zone have enrollment priority. Here is the new zone map. The easiest and most accurate way to see which elementary school is your zoned school is by using the School Search tool at the DOE website.
- In NYC, priority for seat offers to a zoned school such as PS 58 is given to zoned children who have a brother or sister at our school.
- Next, seats are offered to other zoned applicants.
- There is a priority for children who apply to our French dual language program who speak French but little or no English.
Diversity in Admissions Priorities for grades Pre-K and K
Students in these categories will receive priority for up to 30% of our Kindergarten seats. Students in these situations do not need to live in our school zone. However, if there are more applicants who are eligible for any of these priorities than seats available, the standard sibling and zoning priorities will determine seat offers:
- eligible for free or reduced price lunch
- live in temporary housing as described by the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act
- are English Language Learners
- are residents of public housing
If you have questions about applying to PS 58, please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
When the application period is open:
- Choose up to 12 kindergarten programs that you’d like your child to attend.
- Add these programs to their kindergarten application.
- Order these school choices in the application in your order of preference, with your favorite school at the top as #1.
Your child will get an offer to your highest possible choice considering the factors discussed in the video, Learn How Students Get Offers.
- If you’d like your child to attend your zoned school, be sure to add it to your application; however, you don’t have to place it as your first choice.
- Submit only one application per child.
You can submit your kindergarten application one of three ways:
- Online with MySchools(Open external link) in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Korean, or French. We’ll let you know when the application opens and you can apply online!
- By phone at 718-935-2009. If you are applying by phone, interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages.
- By visiting a Family Welcome Center. To learn more, please visit our Family Welcome Center webpage.
Kindergarten admissions is not first come, first served—all applications submitted online, by phone, or in person by the deadline will be treated the same based on admissions priorities.
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. We have 100 seats in our monolingual Kindergarten program. One of our classes is an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom. In our Kindergarten DLP classes, we have a total of 25 seats for Anglophone students and 25 seats for Francophone students. Half the students in each KDLP class speak French, half speak little or no French.
Kindergarten classes may have up to 25 students each.
If you add French Dual Language Kindergarten to your child’s application, you will need to indicate how well your child speaks French and how well they speak English. Our Dual Language program aims for a balanced number of English-speaking students and French-fluent students. French-fluent students who speak no or little English are given priority.
A fluency assessment is required for children who apply as French speakers. The assessment is best described as a 15-minute, in-person conversation in French. We will contact families of children whose applications state that they speak French very well to schedule an appointment in late January. We then provide a list to the Office of Enrollment of children whom we have verified as fluent.
If we cannot verify that your child speaks French fluently, your child will still be considered for a DLP seat offer along with the other English-speaking applicants.
We will make appointments for French speakers who are zoned and those who qualify for the Diversity in Admissions program. If, after assessing this first group of applicants, we find that we do not have enough French-fluent candidates for the program, we will begin to reach out to applicants from outside our zone.
Seat offers and wait lists
Your child is automatically placed on the wait lists of any program or school that you ranked higher than your offer. You will be able to see your child’s wait list status at your MySchools account. Please understand that waitlist positions are fluid and may change if new families apply after the deadline with higher priority for enrollment.
If you wish, you can also add your child to additional wait lists after offers are made.