You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our public, charter elementary school below. Click on the questions to reveal the answers. If your question has not been answered, please contact our student recruitment department at firstname.lastname@example.org
442 E. Houston Street, Room 316
New York, NY 10002
T: 212- 388-0241
Kindergarten through 4th grade.
Your application will only be accepted if your child turns five (5) years old on or before December 31, 2017. Proof of age will be required at our school’s orientation.
Schools must receive all applications by Saturday, April 1, 2017 to be included in the lottery. An application mailed and post-dated April 1, 2017 will not be accepted for the lottery. Applications received after April 1, 2017 will be added to the wait list in the order in which they were received.
Kindergarten: 75 seats
Grade - 4th Grade: between 1-5 new seats
Late applications are placed on the wait list in the order in which they are received.
After the lottery, if a seat opens up in our school it is immediately offered to the applicant at the top of the wait list. Many students from the wait list are offered seats in our school.
Yes. Applications and wait lists do not “roll over.” If your child is on the waitlist from the 2016-17 School Year, you still need to apply again for the 2017-18 School Year.
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).
We give preference in our lottery to students who live in the same school district as our schools. Girls Prep Lower East Side gives preference in the lottery to students who live in Community School District 1.
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
Click here to see what district you live in.
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Preference: Student’s who reside in approved NYCHA Housing Developments will be awarded "NYCHA” preference at the time of the lottery. The following NYCHA developments qualify for this preference:
- Baruch Charney Vladeck
- Baruch Charney Vladeck II
- Bernard M. Baruch
- Farragut (Brooklyn)
- Gouverneur Gardens
- Ingersoll (Brooklyn)
- Jacob Riis
- Jacob Riis II
- Lillian Wald
- Lower East Side I
- Lower East Side II
- Lower East Side III
- Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia
- Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza I
- Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza II
- Seward Park Extension
- Smith Houses
- Whitman (Brooklyn)
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.
An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) describes the special education and related services specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability. An IEP is the guiding document for a student's educational program. It includes all of the goals, objectives, present levels of performance, and related services that are recommended for the student. The IEP must be tailored to the individual student's needs as identified by the evaluation process and must help teachers and related service providers understand the student's disability and how the disability affects the learning process. In other words, the IEP should describe how the student learns, how the student best demonstrates that learning, and what teachers and service providers will do to help the student learn more effectively.
Yes, your child is welcome to apply to Girls Prep. Girls Prep is inclusive and does not discriminate against any children. We offer educational services specifically for children with IEPs.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F
25 students per class
We are closest to the 2nd Ave Lower East Side stop on the F train. If you take the 2, 4, 5, 6, or L trains to 14th street and transfer to the M14D you can also access the school. We are also about a 10-15 minute walk from the Essex-Delancey stop on the J or Z trains (walk north and east).
Girls Prep LES Elementary School provides metrocards from the NYC Department of Education. Click here for more information.