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ADMISSIONS

PS 290 IS A ZONED SCHOOL: PLEASE SEE THE MAP AT RIGHT AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW

To confirm your zoned school, you must use this tool:  www.schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school or call 311

ENROLLMENT AT PS 290

For Kindergarten, Pre-K and 3-K , see sections below.

For grades 1 - 5, email Enrollment@ps290.org 

 

2024 KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS

Families of children born in 2019 apply through the DOE. Click here for details. 

 

2024 PRE-KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS

Families within Manhattan's District 2 may apply but zoned families receive priority.

Pre-K 4's: Families of children born in 2020 apply online through the DOE. First round is January-March, 2024.

3-K: Families with children born in 2021 apply online through the DOE. First round  is January- March, 2024.

 

To see a virtual tour of 3-K, Pre-K & Kindergarten classrooms CLICK ON VIDEO BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL TOURS

Please see our website homepage for details in the fall.

ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS? Please contact Enrollment@ps290.org

 

WHAT IS MY ZONED SCHOOL?

Please check the zone map to the right. Note that only the interior of the periphery of our zone is zoned for PS 290. Your zoned school is determined by your official home address, not your place of employment. If you live outside of the PS 290 zone, you cannot use the address of a family member, friend, or employer who lives in the zone. We verify all addresses.  

To confirm your zoned school, use this helpful tool:  www.schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school or call 311. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Please see below for registration paperwork. Seats are offered per DOE guidelines based on district 2, school zone, and sibling status.

NOTE: when a family is offered a spot, we will email or provide a copy of the necessary documents to complete.  

PLAN AHEAD: we require a Health Form from a recent physical exam (below) AND full immunization history from your pediatrician (SEE N.Y. State Requirements);

If your child has allergies, asthma, or might require medication during school you must submit a completed Medication Administration Form (MAF) from your doctor before school starts. 

Allergy MAF

Asthma MAF

General Medicine MAF

Type your address into the DOE School Search app to find out if you are within the MNS zone..

ARE YOU ZONED FOR
MNS
MNS Waitlist
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REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

If you are applying your child to PS 290, you must reach out to the school directly. They will provide you with the required documentation for completion. For your planning purposes, to give you an idea of what is required, please see below. There might be additional DOE forms that our school will provide. 

In brief, you will need to provide:

(1) Proof of home address x 2, such as lease and recent utility bill;

(2) Proof of the child's age, such as passport or birth certificate;

(3) Completed Health Form (attached below) AND full immunization history from your pediatrician (SEE NY State Requirements). Note: this must be following an in-person exam and from a NY State licensed physician. 

(4) Four Department of Education forms (attached below);

(5) Emergency Contact Form (attached below) - not needed for spring pre-registration but required before the start of school. 

Registration documentation details: 

  1. Your child. To begin the pre-registration process, your child must be residing at the address used to apply.

  2. Your offer letter/email from the DOE or our school 

  3. The original and a copy of your child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official documents of age (See Chancellor's Regulation for documents accepted for proof of age)

  4. Immunization records for your child

  5. Copy of your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)

  6. Originals and copies of any two of the following documents that will serve your proof of address:

    • A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence

    • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days

    • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days

    • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days

    • A current property tax bill for the residence

    • A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days

    • Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence must be dated within the past 60 days

    • State, city, or other government-issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence

    • Income tax form for the last calendar year

    • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired

    • Official payroll documentation from an employer-issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days

    • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence

    • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence

    • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with the name of child and address of residence

Please complete these four forms required by the Department of Education (click on the document attached and download/print)

1) Registration Form 

2) Student Ethnicity Form (for DOE statistical purposes)

3) Home Language Form

4) Residency Questionnaire

 * Student Health Form AND full immunization history from your child's pediatrician. Note, the health form must be completed by a New York State licensed physician AND based on a full physical exam within the past 12 months. 

 * Prior to the start of school, please provide an Emergency Contact Form

WE REQUEST THAT REGISTRATION PAPERWORK BE EMAILED TO ENROLLMENT@PS290.ORG 

OR YOU MAY DROP OFF COMPLETED PRINTOUTS BY APPOINTMENT.

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