District Choice (Grades 1 to 5)


The process of enrolling your child in and elementary school ( Grades 1 to 5). For elementary school, in most cases, the answer will depend on where you live. The city is divided into school districts, and districts are divided into zones; each school is assigned a zone. Your child is guaranteed a seat in a public school, typically the one for which your address is zoned. To find out which elementary school your child is zoned for, call 311

Family Welcome Center staff members are available to assist New York City families with enrollment in pre-Kindergarten through high school. If you are new to New York City or moving to the city soon, visit the New Students page to learn about how to register and what documents to bring.

Family Welcome Centers are open 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. 

The Family Welcome Centers will be closed on:

  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, April 14
  • Monday, May 29
  • Monday, June 26

Address : 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. 

                   Jamaica, NY 11435

Phone:   718-557-2774