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Pre-K Admissions

updated November 2017

Brooklyn New School is in year three of a new admissions policy designed to help foster diversity within the school. The DOE will prioritize students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. You can indicate on your application if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Lunch.

  • Our DBN (school number) is 15K146. We are in District 15.

General Information

The Department of Education has centralized pre-K admissions and places children through a citywide pre-K placement process. To apply to BNS for pre-K, families must participate in the DOE placement process.  Check the DOE website for the application and more information about the pre-K placement process, which will start Feb 5, 2018.

Please fill out a BNS Pre-K Outreach Questionnaire starting Feb 5, 2018.  This questionnaire tells us about our applicants. It does not affect the DOE lottery.

BNS is located in D15 but is not a zoned school; children who live in D13, 14, 15 and 16 are eligible to apply. Children who live in D17 and above will go to the wait list. 

BNS has pre-K directories in the main office. They're also available online. The directories list available programs in public schools and community-based organizations (CBOs).

This year, you'll be able to apply to public school pre-K and pre-K in CBOs with the same application.

Pre-K families are encouraged to attend a BNS open house.

If your child was born in 2014, check the DOE website for the pre-K admissions calendar.

If your child was born in 2015, relax!


Open Houses

The Brooklyn New School hosts several Open House dates each year, so that prospective families can visit the school and learn about our approach and our community first-hand.

Each Open House includes a tour and begins the the Auditorium.  An Open House lasts approximately one and a half hours. Families do not need to register for an Open House.

Every Open House is appropriate for families applying to pre-K to 5th grade.  


Open House Information 2017-2018  

Mon Nov 13 2017   9-10:30 am

Wed Dec 6 2017     9-10:30 am

Thu Dec 21 2017    9-10:30 am

Mon Jan 8  2018      9-10:30 am

Tues Jan 16 2018     6-7:30 pm

Wed Jan 31 2018     9-10:30 am

Tues Feb 13 2018     6-7:30 pm

Thu Mar 1 2018         9-10:30 am