Admissions


Overview

Children are admitted to BNS by lottery.

Brooklyn New School is in year three of a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE prioritizes students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. To view this year's income guidelines, click here.

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 interested in Pre-K apply through the DOE and are asked to fill out a BNS Pre-K Outreach Questionnaire, available Feb 5 2018.
  • Families interested in Kindergarten apply through the DOE’s Kindergarten Connect and are asked to fill out a Kindergarten Outreach Questionnaire available on our website.
  • Families applying for grades 1-5 are asked to fill out a simple application available here.  BNS fills seats in grades 1-5 as they open up, usually at the end of the school year or over the summer.

Wait lists for all grades for the current school year are closed.

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 are scheduled for fall and winter.
  • 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 2017-2018
Day Date time
Monday Nov. 13, 2017 9-10:30 am
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 9-10:30 am
Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 9-10:30 am
Monday Jan. 8, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9-10:30 am

Pre-K Admissions

Brooklyn New School is in year three of a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE prioritizes students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. To view this year's income guidelines, click here.

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. Check the DOE website for the application and more information about the process. Families can apply to pre-K from Feb 5 till March 30, 2018.  After March 30, families may add themselves to our wait list by filling out the Pre-K Outreach Questionnaire.

Please fill out a BNS Pre-K Outreach Questionnaire starting Feb 5, 2018. This questionnaire tells us about our applicants. It does not affect the DOE lottery.

BNS is located in D15 but is not a zoned school; children who live in D13, 14, 15 and 16 are eligible to apply. Children who live in D17 and above will go to the wait list.

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).

  • Our DBN (school number) is 15K146. We are in District 15.
  • Pre-K families are encouraged to attend a BNS open house (see below).
  • If your child was born in 2014, check the DOE website for the pre-K admissions calendar.  If your child was born in 2015, 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 for 2017-2018
Day Date time
Monday Nov. 13, 2017 9-10:30 am
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 9-10:30 am
Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 9-10:30 am
Monday Jan. 8, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9-10:30 am

Kindergarten Admissions

Brooklyn New School is in year three of a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE prioritizes students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. To view this year's income guidelines, click here.

Wait lists are closed for the current school year. If you applied for pre-K, you’ll need to fill out a Kindergarten application for 2018.

The Department of Education has centralized Kindergarten admissions and will place children through a citywide Kindergarten placement process, called Kindergarten Connect.

There is no entrance test and no pre-admission interview. Parents are asked to fill out a simple Kindergarten Connect application and a BNS Outreach Questionnaire, available on our website.  There are open house dates scheduled for fall and winter. Parents are urged to attend an open house before they apply.

BNS is located in D15 but is not a zoned school; children who live in D13, 14, 15 and 16 are eligible to apply. Children who live in D17 and above will go to the wait list. See the D15 Kindergarten Directory for more information.

The Kindergarten Connect application is available online, over the phone and at Family Welcome Centers. Check the DOE website for more information about the Kindergarten admissions process. If you have questions about Elementary School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

  • Kindergarten Connect applications will be available Nov 28 2017-Jan 19 2018.
  • After Jan 19, 2018, families may add themselves to our wait list by filling out a BNS Kindergarten Outreach Questionnaire.
  • The BNS Kindergarten Outreach Questionnaire is available here.
  • The D15 elementary school directory is available here.
  • Families are encouraged to attend a BNS open house.
  • BNS follows the DOE Kindergarten admissions calendar.
  • We are in District 15. Our DBN (school number) is 15K146.

If your child has an IEP or if your child might have an IEP for September 2018:

  • Come to an Open House. All open houses include a tour of special education classes.
  • Speak with us about your child’s needs when you visit. For more information about our special education program, click here.
  • Children with IEPs are entered into the DOE lottery.

Come to an Open House

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 for 2017-2018
Day Date time
Monday Nov. 13, 2017 9-10:30 am
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 9-10:30 am
Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 9-10:30 am
Monday Jan. 8, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9-10:30 am

Grades 1 – 5 Admissions

  • The wait list for the current school year is closed.
  • The 2018-2019 Grades 1-5 Application is available on our website and on paper in the main office.

Brooklyn New School is in year three of a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE prioritizes students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. To view this year's income guidelines, click here.

Children in grades 1 – 5 are admitted by BNS lottery. There is no entrance test and no pre-admission interview. Parents are asked to fill out a simple application available here. There are open house dates scheduled for fall and winter. Parents are urged to attend an open house before they apply. BNS is not a zoned school; children who live in Brooklyn are eligible to apply. We prioritize children from D13,14,15 and 16.

BNS fills seats in grades 1 – 5 at the end of the school year, over the summer and in the fall of 2018. We admit new students until November of 2018. There is a separate lottery and wait list for each grade.

Check the DOE website for information about citywide elementary school enrollment. BNS follows the DOE enrollment calendar.

Applications do not carry over from year to year. Please fill out an application for 2018.

If your child has an IEP or if your child might have an IEP for September 2018:

  • Come to an Open House. All open houses include a tour of special education classes.
  • Speak with us about your child’s needs when you visit. For more information about our special education program, click here.
  • Children with IEPs are entered into the lottery.

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 for 2017-2018
Day Date time
Monday Nov. 13, 2017 9-10:30 am
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 9-10:30 am
Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 9-10:30 am
Monday Jan. 8, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9-10:30 am

Open House Information 2017-2018

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 for 2017-2018
Day Date time
Monday Nov. 13, 2017 9-10:30 am
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 9-10:30 am
Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 9-10:30 am
Monday Jan. 8, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018 9-10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 6-7:30 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9-10:30 am

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