If your child is enrolling in kindergarten next year, now is the time to start looking at schools. Many public schools are starting to offer tours and open houses in advance of the opening of the January application process (which for the first time will be online.) Charter schools and some private schools are also conducting tours and info sessions.
Here are tour schedules as of 1/26/14 (we’ll be updating them as much as possible….always double check with the school to see if they have added more dates):
- PS 8 (Brooklyn Heights) – Tours Mar 5th at 9 am.
- PS 20 (Fort Greene) – Feb 13th from 9-10am. RSVP here.
- PS 46 in Ft. Greene, has a NEW MAGNET GRANT (Communications and Media Arts through Applied Training).
- PS 133 (Park Slope) – 3/11, 4/3 & 4/9 @ 9AM – RSVP here.
- PS 287 (Vinegar Hill/Fort Greene) – call parent coordinator Cynthia Rivera at 718-834-4745.
- PS 282 (Park Slope) – contact Ms. Collins to RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
- PS 307 (Vinegar Hill) – tours: Feb. 12 @ 9AM and 6PM – NEW MAGNET GRANT for STEM studies.
- Arts and Letters (Fort Greene) – Lower school tours have ended.
- Brooklyn Prospect Charter (Downtown Brooklyn) – info session: 2/11. Sign up here.
- Community Roots Charter School (Fort Greene) – tours: 2/6, 2/11, 2/27, 3/13, 3/18, 3/27 @ 8:45am register online
- Brooklyn Compass Charter School (Fort Greene): Check their calendar for upcoming information sessions, apply via this link.
- PS 38 (Boerum Hill) – Tours: February 6th & 28th @ 9 AM
- PS 133 (Park Slope) – tours: 3/11, 4/3 & 4/9 @ 9AM – RSVP here.
- PS 146, Brooklyn New School Open House: 1/31, 2/6, 2/27 @ 9:00am. No registration required.
- PS 261 (Boerum Hill) – Open Houses 2/12, 3/25, 5/7, 5/20 @ 9:00am. No need to register
- Success Charter (Cobble Hill) – 1/28 @ 10:00am register online
For more information about applying to kindergarten visit these links:
- DoBro Schools Primer on Downtown Schools.
- NYC School Help separates fact from fiction about the new online kindergarten application process.
- Inside Schools guide to applying to and touring kindergarten programs.
- NYC DOE School Directories can be found here.
- Department of Education website with important dates.