School Admissions

Admissions

Interested in applying to our school?

If you have an incoming PreK or Kindergarten student, you must apply through the NYCDOE. Read below for more information.

Incoming PreK

PreK Process through the NYCDOE

Pre-K: All NYC children born in 2018 can apply by the March 18, 2022 deadline. All families who apply by the deadline will receive an offer in May.

 

Families can apply three ways

 

Incoming Kindergarten

Kindergarten Process through the NYCDOE

Beginning Wednesday, December 8th, children born in 2017 can apply to kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 18, 2022. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.

MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.

Families can apply to Kindergarten in two ways, online at MySchools and over the phone by calling 

718-935-2009. Here is a flyer about virtual admissions events: Elementary School Admissions Events

Open House

Families who are interested in applying to AEA for PreK and Kindergarten are given an opportunity to tour our school. We do not offer individual tours. We schedule group tours during our Open House in late Fall/ early Winter. 

Want to be placed on our waitlist for other grades?

Please email Ms. Donna Gentilella (dgentilella@schools.nyc.govwith the following information:

  • Child's Name

  • Child's Date of Birth

  • Home Address

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • Current School

  • Current Grade

  • Services, if any

  • Zoned School

  • Incoming Grade

She will contact you if she requires additional information.

FAQ

Can we just apply in person?

No, if you are applying for PreK or Kindergarten, you must apply online by creating a MySchools account. Visit the NYCDOE's website for the application deadline. If you want to be placed on our waitlist, please contact Ms. Donna.

How can we increase our chances of getting into PS303?

Our school is a District school, which means, anyone from District 28 has a chance of getting a seat into our school. Enrollment does apply an admission priority for applicants. Admissions priorities can change from year to year so be sure to visit NYCDOE's website for more info. There is nothing you can do to increase your chances. Just make sure you are within the D28 area and apply by the deadline. 

PreK Admissions Guide

Kindergarten Admissions Guide

Is there a screening process to get into PS303?

We do not have a screening process for PreK and K incoming students. Students coming off our waitlist for other grades will come in to have an intro meeting. At the beginning of the year, all students will be assessed.