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Admissions

2017 Admissions

The Teachers College Community School is a non-zoned school that admits Pre-K and kindergarten students by lottery. The lottery process is managed by the New York City Department of Education. Please visit the Department of Education’s elementary school admissions website for more details and to sign up for updates.

KEY DATES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The Pre-K applications period is from January 17 through February 24, 2017. Offer letters go out to families in late April 2017.

The Kindergarten application period is from November 30, 2016 through January 13, 2017. Offer letters go out to families in March 2017.

Families can apply for Pre-K and kindergarten in one of three ways:
1. online at http://schools.nyc.gov/ApplyOnline
2. over the phone at 718-935-2067
3. in person at a Family Welcome Center.

For more details on the application process, download the DOE brochure here.

OPEN HOUSES FOR PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN PARENTS

The Teachers College Community School will host information sessions for prospective Pre-K and kindergarten parents and guardians on the following days:

  1. Thursday, December 1 @ 8:40amRSVP required (max. 2 guests per child)
  2. Tuesday, December 6 @ 5:30pm – no RSVP required & children are welcome
  3. Thursday, December 8 @ 8:40amRSVP required (max. 2 guests per child)
  4. Wednesday, January 4 @ 8:40amRSVP required (max. 2 guests per child)
  5. Friday, January 6 @ 8:40amRSVP required (max. 2 guests per child)
  6. Wednesday, January 11 @ 5:30pm – no RSVP required & children are welcome

All information sessions are in the TCCS multi-purpose room. Space is limited for the morning sessions–guests must RSVP. Children may not attend the morning sessions, but they are welcome to attend the open houses taking place in the evening.

>>>>RSVP for morning sessions here<<<<

LOTTERY SELECTION PRIORITIES

  1. District 5 (map) and 6 (map) residents whose siblings will be enrolled in grades K-4 at TCCS in September 2015
  2. Students who live outside of Districts 5 and 6 whose siblings will be enrolled in grades K-4 at TCCS in September 2015
  3. District 5 or 6 residents who are currently enrolled at the school in Pre-K
  4. Students who reside outside of Districts 5 and 6 who are currently enrolled at the school in Pre-K
  5. Other Districts 5 and 6 residents
  6. Other students who live outside of Districts 5 and 6

 

2016 Admissions

Pre-K Admissions 
The application period for Pre-K is now closed, and offer letters went out to families in May 2016. Parents have the option to apply online, by phone or in person.

Kindergarten Admissions
The application period for Kindergarten is now closed. Placement offers went out to families in March 2016.

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