Wait lists for the current school year are closed.
Brooklyn New School is in year five of the Diversity in Admissions plan. There are now over 90 schools participating in the DIA plan, designed to help foster diversity within the 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.
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.
Information for the application:
Families should re-apply every year; paperwork does not carry over from year to year.
We encourage all parents to come to a BNS Open House before they apply. The Brooklyn New School hosts several Open House dates each year so prospective families can visit the school and learn about our approach and our community first-hand.
Every Open House is appropriate for families applying to pre-K to 5th grade.
Check the DOE website for information about elementary school enrollment.
If you have questions about DOE Elementary School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
|Tuesday||Nov. 12, 2019||9-10:30 am|
|Wednesday||Dec. 4, 2019||9-10:30 am|
|Monday||Dec. 16, 2019||9-10:30 am|
|Friday||Jan. 10, 2020||9-10:30 am|
|Tuesday||Jan. 28, 2020||6-7:30 pm|
|Friday||Feb. 7, 2020||9-10:30 am|
|Tuesday||Feb. 25, 2020||6-7:30 pm|