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Admissions

Thank you for your interest in PS 6. PS 6 is a District 2 school which is a zoned district. To attend PS 6, you must live in the school zone. There is no lottery. Please be advised that you cannot register until you actually live in the zone.

Pre-K

We are excited to share that the fall of 2016 PS 6 started a Pre-K program. We currently have two full time Pre-K classes. The NYCDOE determines the number of seats offered based on the size of the rooms. Each of our Pre-K classes can accommodate 20 students, one head teacher and two paraprofessionals.

We have two full-sized classrooms on our first floor that share a bathroom that is age-appropriate for Pre-K students.

According to the NYCDOE children who turn 4 during the current calendar year (January 1st – December 31st) are eligible for admission to Pre-K.

To learn more about Pre-K and the admissions process please refer to NYCDOE Pre-K for All

Curriculum

Our Pre-K program will offer a child-centered curriculum which will provide students with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. The curriculum is based on interdisciplinary units of study, where children will be able to choose from a variety of activities and experiences grounded in the Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC). Play is an important part of the students’ day, as play develops the “whole child”. Through carefully designed learning centers, children will have many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of a range of concepts. Centers will also provide teachers the opportunities to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of each child.

Teaching Credentials

Head Teachers hold Early Childhood NY State Certification, and meet the criteria put forth by the NYCDOE. They are members of the PS 6 staff.

School Hours/After School Programs

The school day will be 8:15 am - 2:35 pm, which is the same time as the rest of the school.

At this time there is currently no after school program for the Pre-K students.

Applying for Kindergarten the following year after being enrolled in Pre-K.

Even if your child attends Pre-K at PS 6, you MUST follow the procedures and apply for kindergarten during the kindergarten admission process next year. Enrollment in a pre-K program does not necessarily affect your child’s enrollment for kindergarten. PS 6 is a zoned school, thus kindergarten offers depends on the number of kindergarten applicants from several priority groups. Zoned students with siblings in the school and zoned students have priority for kindergarten placement ahead of non-zoned students who participated in pre-K at that school.

For additional information on priority of offering seats please refer to NYCDOE Kindergarten Admissions Overview.

Kindergarten

According to the NYCDOE children who turn 5 during the current calendar year (January 1st – December 31st) are eligible for admission to Kindergarten. Students who did not attend Kindergarten and are age appropriate for 1st grade (will turn 6 during the current calendar year – January 1st –December 31st) will be admitted to 1st grade.

The Office of Student Enrollment oversees the Kindergarten application process which is held from the beginning of January to the beginning of February. Families will receive notification about a placement offer in early April and be asked to schedule an appointment at PS 6 for pre-registration. Please understand families no longer submit applications directly to schools. Families are to apply on line, over the phone, or in person at any of the enrollment offices beginning in January. Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the deadline will be treated the same by the Office of Student Enrollment based on the admissions priorities outlined below:

Standard Admissions Priorities for Zoned Schools

1. Students residing in the zone, who have a sibling at the school in grades K-5 for the upcoming school year;
2. Students residing in the zone, who do not have a sibling at the school;
If space allows, students residing outside the zone may also be admitted, in the following priority order:
3. Students residing in the district, who have a sibling at the school in grades K-5 for the upcoming school year; (parents are typically notified by the Office of Student in Enrollment in late August if a seat is available)
4. Students residing outside the district, who have a sibling at the school in grades K-5 for the upcoming school year;
5. Students residing in the district, who currently attend the school’s pre -kindergarten program
6. Students residing outside the district, who currently attend the school’s pre -kindergarten program;
7. Students who reside in the district, other than those in (3) and (5) above;
8. Students who reside outside the district, other than those in (4) and (6) above.
*Historically we fill our available seats with students who live in our zone; therefore if you do not live in the zone, the chance of receiving a placement in our school is remote.
Application Methods

To Apply Online visit:
NYCDOE Kindergarten Admissions Overview
To Apply Over-the-Phone call 718.935.2400 (Monday - Friday 8:00am and 6:00pm)

To Apply In Person Visit the counselors at a Family Welcome Center: (Monday - Friday 8:00am and 3:00pm)

333 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor
Room 1211, New York, NY 10001
Districts Served: 1, 2, 4
For more information or to sign up for email alerts for registration please refer to the:
NYCDOE Kindergarten Admissions Overview
Please refer to questions to the following contacts:
ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or
KindergartenConnect@schools.nyc.gov

Grades 1-5

If you live in the zone, please call Ms. Sandy Weiswasser at 212-737-9774 ext. 1291 to make an appointment for registration. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from the hours of 7:30am -12:00pm. During the appointment, you must submit proof of your child’s date of birth and proof of residence. See below for the required documents for registration.

Your child MUST be present at the time of registration. You must bring MUST bring the following documents: ORIGINAL documents are required (please also bring a copy of each original document):

1. Child’s birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate for proof of birth.
2. Two (2) of the following proofs of residence. Acceptable documents are listed below:
Lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence;
A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison); must be dated within the past 60 day;
Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City House Authority, the federal Office or Refugee Resettlement, the Human Resources Administration, or the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor, indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days;
A current property tax bill for the residence;                                    
A water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 90 days;
Rent receipt which includes the address of residence; must be dated within the past 60 days;
State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence;
Income tax form for the last calendar year;                                    
Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit, which has not expired;
Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days;
Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence;
Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and address of residence;
Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers; documents must have been issued within the past 60 days and include name of student and address of residence;
3. Name, date of birth and OSIS number of any siblings who current attend the school, if applicable.
4. Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), if applicable.
5. Child’s school report card, if applicable.
6. Two self-addressed stamped (Forever stamp) envelopes addressed to the child.
NOTE: We are extremely meticulous about address verification.

According to the Chancellor's Regulation A-101 your child’s primary residence is where s/he resides and sleeps at night. An apartment you rent or own but do not reside in at the time of registration, your place of employment or any other variation is not considered a primary residence. For divorced families, the address of the custodial parent is used for registration; the custody agreement must be submitted at the time of registration.

The NYCDOE reserves the right to conduct address investigations and abide by the findings of the investigations.

It’s illegal to question families on their immigration status. Immigrants do not have to provide documents of US residency but they must provide the same proofs of residence as noted above.

Zone Map

To attend PS 6, you must live in the school zone; before making a commitment on a property, please make sure an address falls within the zone boundaries:
District 2 Elementary School zone map
Although not shown on the map, sometimes only addresses on the north or south side of a street fall within a particular school zone.

To determine if an address falls within the school’s zoned boundaries, please use the NYCDOE’s Find a School Search Tool :
1. Go to the NYCDOE web page and scroll down to Find a School - in the middle of the page
2. Type in your home address in the School Name OR a Street Address bar.
3. You can skip Grade Level
4. Select your Borough using the drop-down menu.
5. Click the Search button; it will bring you to another page and state the zoned schools that assigned to that address.
In addition you can call 311 (from within NYC) or call the PS 6 main office at (212) 737 9774 (ext. 1291) between 9am and 1pm. Keep in mind that school is closed over the summer.

Special Education

If you have questions regarding Special Education please refer to NYCDOE Special Education to learn how the NYCDOE and PS 6 can support your child’s needs.