Children are eligible to apply for Kindergarten the year they turn 5. The application period for September 2020 has begun. You can sign up for updates on Kindergarten admissions at the NYC DoE website’s Kindergarten Enrollment Page.
Families must complete their application by January 21, 2020 in any of these ways:
The Family Welcome Center for our district is located in the basement of Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Place.
Families may include up to 12 program choices on their child’s application.
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 have applied to the DLP and have indicated that their child speaks French “very well” must schedule a mandatory French fluency assessment for their child. Appointments are available from January 16 to January 29. The assessment takes place here at PS 58. We will also assess your child’s English to see if they might be eligible for English Language Learner support. Please click the button below to make your appointment. If your child speaks French “only a little” or “not at all”, please do not make an appointment.
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.
Everyone who applies will receive a seat offer to a NYC Kindergarten program in April 2020. Your child’s seat offer will include instructions on your next steps, including how to register at the school your are offered. It is important to know that you must register at the school you are offered to officially claim the seat for your child.
You are automatically placed on the wait list of all schools and programs that you ranked higher than your offered school. At PS 58, we often have a long wait list for our Dual Language program. We often have a short wait list for our all-English Kindergarten program, and this year, all wait listed zoned students were offered seats. However, in some recent years we have not been able to offer seats to all wait listed zoned applicants.
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.
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 Community Education Council District 15 website. Scroll down to view the section on Equity & Excellence in D15 Through Rezoning & Admissions.