Kindergarten Admissions Information & Guide Now Available:
Myschools opens up for parents on December 5th and will close on January 14.
Get the 2019 Kindergarten and Gifted & Talented Admissions Guide here
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN and GIFTED & TALENTED ADMISSIONS
Applying to kindergarten is an exciting first step in your child’s elementary school journey. New York City students apply to kindergarten in the year they turn five. Between late November 2018 and January 14, 2019, apply to kindergarten by submitting a kindergarten application. You can apply to up to 12 kindergarten programs. You can also schedule your child to take the Gifted & Talented (G&T) test. Students who get a high enough score can then apply to kindergarten G&T programs. Use this admissions guide to learn about how to apply to kindergarten, how to study for the G&T test and participate in G&T admissions, and how students get kindergarten and G&T offers. Find schools near you on our district maps. Then visit MySchools.nyc to learn more about them and apply.
MySchools is both an online directory of NYC public schools and a personalized application for your child. Now you can explore NYC public schools, find choices for your application, and apply—all in one place.
Midwinter Recess (schools closed)PS161
Spring Recess (schools closed)PS161
Memorial Day (schools closed)PS161
Eid al-Fitr (schools closed)PS161
Students do not attend school.
Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development.PS161
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Monthly Trip Challenge
PS 161 is proud to present the Monthly Trip Challenge! Earn Arthur Ashe Dollars for your class by going on free/paid trips or viewing the “What to Watch”.
Send in proof of your trip with a receipt, ticket-stub, or picture OR send them electronically to the teacher to earn the dollars!
Here is the list for the rest of this school year: