Kindergarten Admissions

Kindergarten Admissions for 2022-2023

Children born in 2017 are eligible to attend kindergarten in NYC public schools starting September 2022. The city will announce the opening of the application period soon. We recommend that you sign up for updates on admissions directly from the NYC DOE.

Most families apply using the MySchools online system. Families can make an account now, before the application opens. You can browse your options based on your address, or browse for schools that are part of the new diversity initiative in our subdistrict.

When the application opens, you can rank up to 12 programs/schools on your application. At PS 58, you can rank both of our kindergarten programs: Kindergarten, and French Dual Language Kindergarten.

Make sure to apply by the deadline (which is not yet announced). All applications received before the deadline will be considered in the main round for offers. Offers are not made on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers are made based on enrollment priorities (see more below).

Our New School Zone

PS 58 is a zoned school and families who live in the zone have enrollment priority. Our zone has changed for new students entering in September 2022. 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.

Diversity in Admissions in Subdistrict 3

PS 58 is located in subdistrict 3 of district 15, and is part of a new diversity initiative for students entering in September 2022.

The new diversity initiative gives priority for 30% of seats at our subdistrict’s elementary schools to students who are:

  • eligible for free or reduced price lunch,
  • live in temporary housing as described by the McKinney Vento Act
  • are English Language Learners
  • are residents of public housing (NYCHA)

Students in these priority categories do not need to live in our school zone to apply, but can reside anywhere in subdistrict 3 as shown in this new zone map.

How to Apply

Apply online at MySchools.nyc  when the application period opens.  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. Our Dual Language program aims for a balanced number of French fluent students–with those who speak no or little English given priority–and English-speaking students.

French fluency verification

If you indicate that your child speaks French “very well” on your French KDLP application, we will contact you at the end of the application period to make an appointment for the required French fluency verification with one of our teachers.

The assessment is best described as a 15-minute conversation in French.

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 French speakers in our Dual Language program who are English Language Learners (children who speak French but little or no English). Zoning priorities and the diversity in admissions priorities will also be in place. For a complete list of enrollment priorities, visit the DOE  Kindergarten Admissions website, and see the new zone map.

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. Please be aware that waitlists are fluid and will change if families with a higher priority apply (see Enrollment Priorities above).

Learn more about our Dual Language Program.

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