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If you are interested in applying for this school year, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please contact our Student Recruitment Team at enroll@publicprep.org or 212-346-6000 x108.



Applications are now available for Girls Prep Bronx, Girls Prep Lower East Side, Boys Prep Bronx Elementary*, and PrePrep.   

*Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School will have K - 3rd grades for the 2016-2017 school year and will grow a grade each year.

Enrollment Preferences

Sibling Preference

Siblings of currently enrolled students will receive sibling preference at the time of the lottery. Two children are siblings if they have the same parent(s) OR live in the same home and custodial care has been transferred to the same guardian(s).


Acceptable documents are as follows:

  • Proof for biological sibling preference can include a Birth Certificate or Certificate of Adoption.
  • Proof for a transfer of custodial care must include a Birth Certificate, non-custodial parent affidavit (signed by the custodial parent) and a parent affidavit (signed by the parent).

District Preference

Students who reside in the community school district of the school to which they are applying will receive district preference at the time of the lottery.

Click here to view the districts our schools are located in.

To check the district in which you reside, click here.

The following documents are acceptable as proof for district preference:

  • An official lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A residential water or utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within 60 days
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer’s letterhead will not be accepted; must be dated within the past 60 days

NYCHA Preference

Students who reside in approved NYCHA Housing Developments (within 2 miles of the school to which you’re applying) will be awarded “NYCHA” preference at the time of the lottery.

The following documents are acceptable as proof for NYCHA preference:

  • NYCHA Lease Addendum
  • NYCHA Household Composition Letter

Children of Staff Preference

Children who have a parent or guardian that works at any Public Prep school or network office at the time of the lottery will be given enrollment preference. The parent does not need to work at the school to which the student is applying.

  • Proof for this preference includes the child’s birth certificate and confirmation of the parent’s current employment.
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Non-Parent Custodian Affidavit  English — Spanish
Parent Affidavit- To Transfer Custodial Care  English — Spanish
Parent Custodian Affidavit of Residency  English — Spanish
NYC Department of Education School Search     Find your district here 



All documentation for sibling, district, NYCHA, or children of staff preferences must be submitted by April 1, 2016. All documents should have the student's name as well as the school and grade you are applying to in the top right corner. You can submit these documents:

Via Email: Enroll@publicprep.org
Via Fax: (212)346-9096 Attn: Student Recruitment
In Person: You can drop off your proof at any of our currently open schools 
By Mail: Public Prep Network, 291 Broadway, Suite 1202, New York, NY 10007



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