It is very important for NYC parents to remember that they are not guaranteed a seat at their zoned school. The Kindergarten Connect application, which opens on Monday, December 7, 2015 and runs through January 15, 2016, is not first-come/first-served. For instance, The New York Times recently announced that Manhattan's District 3 (Upper West Side) will not be rezoning their very popular (and very overcrowded) elementary schools for the upcoming 2016 school year.
this means is that schools like PS 199 and PS 87 will continue to turn
away local families, and to choose the kids who do get to attend via
lottery. These are not the only schools with more applications than there are seats. Several Brooklyn schools are in the same boat. It is entirely possible that you will be wait-listed at your local school and sent somewhere else.
What options do you have? Several.
Check out our podcasts below for the Secrets to Getting Into NYC Schools.
And make sure you RSVP for my free Getting Into NYC Kindergarten workshops (the last ones before applications are due):
* Tuesday, December 8 at 6 pm at the littleBits store in SoHo. Space is limited, register here.
* Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 pm at Torly Kids in Tribeca. RSVP via EventBrite.
* Tuesday, December 15 at 6 pm at Crave It Bakery. RSVP to AlinaAdams@gmail.com
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