Pre-K Admissions


General Information

Update: click here for the new Pre-K Expansion Guide for September 2014.

The Department of Education has centralized pre-K admissions and places children through a citywide pre-K placement process. To apply to BNS for pre-K, families must participate in the DOE placement process. The pre-K application will be available online from March 3 - April 23, 2014. Check the DOE website for the application and more information about the pre-K placement process.

BNS has pre-K directories in the main office. They're also available online. The directories list available programs in public schools and community-based organizations (CBOs).

The new Pre-K Expansion Guide is here.

Pre-K families are encouraged to attend a BNS open house.

If your child was born in 2010, please apply through the DOE from March 1 - April 4, 2014.

If your child was born in 2011, relax!


Open Houses

The Brooklyn New School hosts several Open House dates each year, so that prospective families can visit the school and learn about our approach and our community first-hand.

Each Open House includes a tour and begins the the Auditorium.  An Open House lasts approximately one and a half hours and is geared towards adults. Parents do not need to register for an Open House.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9 am

Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 9 am

Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 9 am

Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 9 am

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 6 pm

Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 9 am

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 9 am

Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 6 pm 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 9 am