Eligibility for Pre-k

Because space in pre-k is limited, City Schools uses a priority system to enroll children. If space is not available at a family's neighborhood school, school or district staff can assist in finding a place at a nearby location. 

Priority 1 children are eligible for City Schools pre-k. These are children who

Priority 2 children can be registered for pre-k and will be enrolled if space is available. These are children who

  • Are four years old by September 1 of the school year but
  • Are not considered low-income, are not homeless or do not receive special education servicesa group of students smiling

Priority 2 children are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis beginning August 1 for the 2016-17 school year.

For children who turn four years old between September 2 and October 15 and are considered low-income, are homeless or receive special education services, early admission to pre-k may be an option.

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