*Students who are currently enrolled (active) in a Syracuse City School District or an affiliated Agency Program do not have to re-register for kindergarten. These students will roll up to their home school in September. Placement is based on seat availability.
Pre-Kindergarten students must be residents of the City of Syracuse to enroll. All children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before December 1, 2018 to enroll in Pre-K. Children must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2018 to enroll in kindergarten.
The Syracuse City School District's Universal Pre-K Program serves students ages 3 and 4 years old. 4 year olds (student will be 4 on or before December 1, 2018) who enroll in Pre-K will be assigned a school based on the address of their parent/guardian. Upon completion of an online application and submission of the Required Documents, your child will be enrolled in the Pre-K program for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of District’s Partner Agency Programs, you will be provided an opportunity to select and submit an application for up to two (2) Agency sites. Placement is based upon space availability and submission of a completed application, as well as Required Documents.
3 year olds (students who will be 3 on or before December 1, 2018). There are a limited number of seats for three year old students in some District schools as well as in the District’s Partnering Agency Programs. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of these District or Agency classrooms, you will be provided with an opportunity to select and submit an application for up to two (2) district sites and two (2) agency classrooms.
Note: The Syracuse City School District does not transport Pre-K students. Parents or guardians are responsible for transporting their child to and from the Pre-K Program.
Please note that parents or guardians of students who are currently enrolled in a Syracuse City School District or affiliated Agency Pre-K Program are not required to complete an online application. You will receive a Pre-K to K transition letter from the Department of Student Registration. This letter will provide detailed information on your child's school assignment for the 2018-2019 school year. Per Board of Education Policy, the 2018-2019 assignment will be based on your current home address as documented in our student information system. Transportation is provided for students who live 1.5 miles or more from their assigned school.
Please Note: If your child was withdrawn from a Syracuse City School District or affiliated Agency Pre-K Program during the school year, you will be required to re-register the student for kindergarten in September.
If you are interested in submitting a school transfer request, and meet the transfer criteria outlined in the Pre-K - 8 School Transfer Program, you will be eligible to submit an onlline transfer request during the period of February 1 - March 31. Please note that submission of a transfer request does not guaruntee a transfer. Transfers are honored based on the transfer criteria and space availability. If there are more students who meet the criteria for a specific school and grade level than there are seats available, the Syracuse City School District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System. Students who are entered into the lottery, but not selected will be placed on a waitlist. The Department of Student Registration will contact the parent or guardian if or when a seat becomes available in the school of choice.