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updated January 2017
Children are admitted to BNS by lottery.
Brooklyn New School is piloting a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE will prioritize students eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free and Reduced Price Lunch.
There is no entrance test and no pre-admission interview. BNS is not a zoned school; children who live in Brooklyn are eligible to apply. Districts 13, 14, 15 and 16 have priority.
Families applying for Pre-K apply through the DOE and are asked to fill out a BNS Pre-K Outreach Questionnaire available here.
Families applying for Kindergarten apply through Kindergarten Connect and are asked to fill out a BNS Kindergarten Outreach Questionnaire available here.
Families applying for grades 1-5 are asked to fill out a simple application here. BNS fills seats in grades 1-5 as they open up, usually at the end of the schol year or over the summer.
Wait lists for all grades for the current school year will close in November.
Check the DOE website for information about citywide elementary school enrollment.
- Our DBN (school number) is 15K146. We are in District 15.
We encourage all parents to come to a BNS Open House before they apply.
- Open house dates scheduled for fall and winter. Parents are urged to attend an open house before they apply.
- Open Houses are for all grades, Pre-K - 5, and include a tour of the school. These events are geared towards adults.
- Open Houses begin in the Auditorium and last one and a half hours. Parents DO NOT need to register or sign up for an Open House.
Open House dates for 2016-2017