Admissions for 2022

Virtual Open House Dates:

Brooklyn New School is in year seven of the Diversity in Admissions (DIA) plan. There are now over 90 schools participating in the DIA plan, designed to help foster diversity within each school. The DOE prioritizes students who identify as low income for a certain percentage of open seats each year. You can indicate on your application if your child meets this criteria. 

Children are admitted to BNS by lottery. Pre-K and Kindergarten children are admitted through Myschools, and 1st-5th grade children are admitted by independent lottery conducted by BNS.  

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.  Low income families who live in Districts 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 have priority for all open seats after siblings are admitted.   

Families should re-apply every year; applications do not carry over from year to year.

We encourage all parents to join a virtual Open House before they apply. The Brooklyn New School will host several virtual Open House events so prospective families can ‘visit’ the school and learn about our approach and our community.  Each Open House is appropriate for families applying to pre-K to 5th grade.

Check the DOE website for information about elementary school enrollment. You can email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

Grade Level Information:

Pre-K:  The application period will open in the winter.  Check the DOE site for dates. Families with children born in 2018 should apply through Myschools, the DOE application platform, or by phone at 718-935-2009.

 

Kindergarten:  The application period will open in the winter.  Check the DOE site for dates.  Families with children born in 2017 should apply through Myschools, the DOE application platform, or by phone at 718-935-2009.

 

Grades 1-5:  Applications will be available in January – no other step will be necessary for grades 1-5 applicants.  We will do a lottery for every open seat in the summer.

 

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