Children are eligible to attend a free, NYC Universal Pre-K program the year they turn 4.
Children born in 2020 are eligible for free Universal Pre-K in NYC for September 2024.
Fall 2024 Pre-K Admissions Timeline
- Wednesday, January 10, 2024: Pre-K Application Opens
- Friday, March 1, 2024: Pre-K Application Closes
- Tuesday, May 14, 2024: Pre-K Offer Release
Get updates about admissions from the NYC Department of Education
Families can sign up to get information about key dates and events from the Office of Enrollment. Sign up for Enrollment Updates.
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 offer most of our Pre-K seats to siblings of current students. We also participate in a Diversity in Admissions program, please see the section below.
Our school zone
PS 58 is a zoned school and families who live in the zone have enrollment priority. Our zone changed in September 2022. Here is the current 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 priorities
The new diversity initiative gives priority for 30% of Pre-K and Kindergarten seats at our school 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.
Seat offers and wait lists
In the spring, the Office of Enrollment sends seat offers to families who applied by the deadline.
Your child will automatically be placed on the wait lists of any schools or programs 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.
Families who miss the main round application deadline can still make an application and add their child to the wait lists of schools or programs.