School Tour Dates: We do not have any upcoming tours for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that PS 261 is unable to offer private or personal tours for prospective families.

Here is the handout we give to families with some general facts and you are welcome to look through our website. Thank you.

SCHOOL TOUR FAQ Sheet 2019-20


Kindergarten registration begins in the winter 2019 and ends in January 2020.  All children born in 2015 who live in New York City are eligible to apply for kindergarten placement in the 2020–21 school year. Families can submit the application via, over the phone at 718-935-2009, or in-person at a Family Welcome Center.

Pre-K registration for children born in 2015 will be online, February 5, 2020 and March 16, 2020.

PS 261 has 36 Pre-K seats.

No seats will be offered to non-zoned families. The majority of PK seats will go to zoned siblings. Zoned families who apply will be automatically added to the waitlist.

On average we offer 5 to 6 seats from the PK waitlist to NEW ZONED FAMILIES ONLY.

Applying to PS 261 Grades 1 – 5?

PS 261 is a zoned school. Currently, we do not have any seats available for non-zoned families. Waitlist

General Information

Please review the general facts about enrolling in NYC public schools by visiting the NYC DOE website and checking under the enrollment tab.

For more information, contact Parent Coordinator Heather Weston, [email protected] or Visit a DOE Borough Enrollment Office* for information about applying to NYC schools *The enrollment offices for our district is located at 29 Fort Greene Place, basement of Brooklyn Tech High School (for general ed) and 131 Livingston Street, 3rd floor (special ed only).