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.

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. 

Pre-K Open House Info 

The Academy for Excellence Through the Arts (PS303Q) is happy to announce that we will host a virtual info session for prospective Pre-K families for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Our info session will be virtual due to COVID-19.  Zoom log-in and call-in info will be emailed to all participants prior to the info session you RSVP for. 

During our info session, families will be given the opportunity to learn more about AEA's philosophy, curriculum and enrichment programs. You will also see images of our learning spaces, including our classrooms. 

Click the link below to register for this event. 

RSVP for AEA Pre-K Virtual Open House

Kindergarten Open House Info 

The Academy for Excellence Through the Arts (PS303Q) is happy to announce that we will host a virtual info session for prospective Kindergarten families for the 2021-2022 school year. Our info session will be virtual due to COVID-19. 
Zoom log-in and call-in info will be emailed to all participants prior to the info session you RSVP for. During our info session, families will be given the opportunity to learn more about AEA's philosophy, curriculum and enrichment programs. You will also see images of our learning spaces, including our classrooms. Click the link below to register for this event. 

 

*This open house is for prospective kindergarten families that are currently NOT enrolled at AEA.

AEA Kindergarten Virtual Open House RSVP
 

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.