Apply to Kindergarten!

If your child was born in 2016 and you live in New York City, your child can start kindergarten in September 2021. All families, including current pre-K students, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners, should submit an application.

-If you have a sibling in our school who is NOT a current 5th grader, please make sure to identify the sibling(s) on your application page. A reminder that sibling priority is only given to siblings who are currently at PS 169, not other family members or former students.

Apply by Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Apply one of these ways:

  • 1. Apply online at
    • This option is available 24 hours a day.
    • Apply in Arabic, Bangala/Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
  • 2. Apply over the phone by calling 718.935.2009
    • Call Monday through Friday 8am-6pm.
    • Apply by phone in over 200 languages. If you speak a language other than English, ask for an interpreter.

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Oct 2020 - EN

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Outdoor, creative play is essential!

At Sunset Park Public School 169, we believe that children need to get outside and play because outdoor play is crucial to the academic success of our students. And the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees! A recently published study shows that outdoor, creative play is essential to children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development.

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