Pre-K Admissions

 updated January 2015

General Information

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 Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 24, 2015. Check the DOE website for the application and more information about the pre-K placement process.

Please also fill out a BNS pre-K Outreach Questionnaire here. This questionnaire tells us about our applicants. It does not affect the lottery.

BNS will have 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).

This year, you'll be able to apply to public school pre-K and pre-K in CBOs with the same application.

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

If your child was born in 2011, please apply through the DOE in March 2015.

If your child was born in 2012, 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. Families do not need to register for an Open House.

Every Open House is appropriate for families applying to pre-K to 5th grade.


Open House Dates: Fall & Winter 2014-2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 9 am

Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 9 am

Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 9 am

Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 9 am

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 9 am

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 6 pm

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 9 am

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 9 am

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 9 am