Kindergarten Application Process for September 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The KINDERGARTEN application will open from December 7, 2022 – January 20, 2023.  

To be eligible for admission to Kindergarten in September 2023, students must turn 5 years old by December 31, 2023
(Born in 2018) and be residents of New York City at the time of pre-registration.

REMINDER: Students currently attending Pre-K at a public elementary school STILL NEED TO APPLY to Kindergarten.

Beginning December 7 – January 20th families can apply to Kindergarten using one of the three options listed below:

  1. Apply On-Line at:
  2. Over the phone by calling (718) 935-2009
  3. In Person at a Family Welcome Center
    Family Welcome Center (District 20 & 21): located at 415 89th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11209

Key Dates – 2023 Kindergarten Admissions

Application Period BeginsDecember 7, 2022
Application DeadlineJanuary 20, 2023
Placement Offers DistributedApril 2023
Pre-registrationMay 2023
key dates

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 101 is NOT responsible for selecting students or printing mailing offers to families. PS 101 will conduct pre-registration after initial offers are made by the Department of Education in the Spring. 

You are welcome to join a virtual information session about Kindergarten admissions:

Elementary School Admissions Events

During each online event, we will discuss:  

  • How to learn about schools and programs.  
  • How to navigate, the online school directory and application system. 
  • How to get ready now to apply later. 

The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided for different events, as follows: 

  • December 8, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Urdu
  • December 13, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish
  • January 12, 2023, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian 

How to join: 

  • Each event will be hosted live online. Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time here: 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your email or visit the day before the first event to find the password and any other information you’ll need to join, as well as how to receive interpretation.