PS 56 accepts applications for Pre-K through fifth grade throughout the year.
Parents can apply to PS 56 on the MY Schools portal.
PK and 3K Application
We are excited to share that the 3-K and Pre-K applications are now available!
3-K: All NYC children born in 2020 can apply by the March 10, 2023 deadline. 3-K results will be available in May. Due to limited seats only some applicants who apply by the deadline will be made offers.
Pre-K: All NYC children born in 2019 can apply by the March 10, 2023 deadline. All families who apply by the deadline will receive an offer in May.
Families can apply three ways
Online at MySchools.nyc
Over the Phone by calling 718-935-2009
In Person by visiting a Family Welcome Center
You can begin viewing applicants to your program and verifying applicant admissions priorities in MySchools today, including:
Sibling Priority: Applicants must have a sibling who will also be attending your program in Fall 2023, and include this information on their application in order to be eligible. All programs should verify sibling priority.
Current Student Priority: Applicants must be attending the particular program location at the time of application in order to be eligible. NYC Early Education Centers, Family Child Care Networks, and DOE Pre-K Centers should verify current student priority.
Social Services Priority: Applicants or their families must receive free or subsidized social services from a program or the organization that runs it in order to be eligible. NYC Early Education Centers and Family Child Care Networks should verify social services priority.
Please see our resources about verification, or sign up for a training to learn more!
Thank you for your continued partnership, and please let us know if you have any questions!
3-K & Pre-K Admissions Team
Office of Student Enrollment
For families who have been offered a seat to PS 56, go into the My Schools portal you used to complete the school application process. Within the portal, “accept” the seat to PS 56.
Within a few weeks, you will be emailed access to a portal where you will compete and submit a series of registration documents.
Click here to register for school tours. Current open dates to sign up for include: 11/18/2022, 12/2/2022, and 12/16/2022.
We are very happy to open up our school to prospective families for school tours. Our tour will be slightly different than in the past due to COVID protocols, but we expect visitors to still get a good sense of our building environment, programs, and school culture. The tour will consist of a brief meeting, and then a walk through the hallways where visitors can look into classrooms. The group will assemble at the lobby area on Gates Ave and begin walking by 9:15am. The tour should run about 30 minutes. At this time, we will not allow entry into classrooms in order to ensure safety. Visitors must sign up as we have to be mindful of large groups so we are keeping the tour group small. Our tours will conclude with a Q&A session with Principal Grande. The tours are open to incoming Pre-K, Kindergarten, or upper grades, as we will walk the entire building. We look forward to seeing you there!
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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