Family Welcome Centers (2023)

Family Welcome Centers (1)

Family Welcome Centers serve NYC families all year round with enrollment and admissions. We are currently prioritizing support for families whose children need a school now and need to register. We are also reviewing all transfer requests noted on ourTransfers page.

Need a School, Program, or Child Care Now?

Learn what to do on ourNew Students page.

Hours

  • Our staff members are available to providesupport by email, by phone, or in person fromMonday through Thursday, 8am – 5pm, and on Friday, 8am – 3pm.
  • We will be closed onMonday, September 5, in observation ofLabor Day.
  • From September 6 –16, two of our temporary locations––P.S. 152 (Brooklyn) and P.S. 19 (Queens)––will be open Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm and Friday, 9am – 3pm.

Locations

To better accommodate more families in advance of the new school year, we have temporarily relocated from our Family Welcome Center locations to back-to-school sites:

  • From Monday, August 1 – Friday, September 16:Please visit one of our back-to-school temporary sites (see below).
  • On Monday, September 19, we will return to serving families from our usual locations.

Registration Information

If you would like your child to attend their zoned elementary school or middle school, contact that school directly to enoll beginning August 29.

To find your zoned elementary or middle school:

  1. Visit schoolsearch.schools.nyc and enter your address in the School Name or Addresssearch bar .
  2. In the Grade dropdown, choose your child's grade level.
  3. In the Borough dropdown, select the borough where you live.
  4. Click the Search button.
  5. Look for zoned schools under "Current Zoned Schools."

If your child does not have a zoned elementary or middle school or will be attending high school and needs to be registered, please visit one of our Back to School Locations (below), which are open Monday, August 1 - Friday, September 16.

OPEN NOW - Back-to-School Locations

To better accommodate families during our busiest time of year, we've relocated to temporary sites from August 1 through September 16.

Borough - Districts ServedTemporary Site Location
Bronx - Serving Districts 7, 9, 10

Grace Dodge Campus, 2474 Crotona Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458

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Bronx - Serving Districts 8, 11, 12

Stevenson Campus, 1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473

Brooklyn - Serving Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 23, 32

Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Brooklyn - Serving Districts 17, 18, 20, 21, 22***P.S. 152 School of Science & Technology, 725 East 23rd Street, Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Manhattan - Serving Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street, Auditorium, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10011

Queens - Serving Districts 27, 28, 29

Please note that this site is also a usual Family Welcome Center location and will remain open.

90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435
Queens - Serving Districts 24, 25, 26, 30

***P.S. 19 Marino P. Jeantet School, 98-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 11368

Staten Island - Serving District 31

Please note that this site is also a usual Family Welcome Center location and will remain open.

Petrides Family Welcome Center, 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301

***PLEASE NOTE:From Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, September 16, two locations––P.S. 152 School of Science & Technology (Brooklyn) and P.S. 19 Marino P. Jeantet School location (Queens) will be open during these hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm
  • Friday, 9am - 3pm.

REOPENING SEPTEMBER 19 - Family Welcome Center Locations

These sites are currently closed. Please visit one of our back-to-school temporary sites (see above). Beginning Monday, September 19, these sites will reopen:

BRONX

Districts ServedFamily Welcome Center Location
Serving Districts 7, 9, 10

Fordham Family Welcome Center,1 Fordham Plaza, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458

  • Email:FordhamFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-329-8050
  • Director:Antoinette Mitchell

Serving District 7

District 7 Resource Center,501 Courtlandt Avenue, Room 106, Bronx, NY 10451

  • Supervisor:Nyeema Byrnes James
Serving Districts 8, 11, 12

Zerega Family Welcome Center,1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 24, Bronx, NY 10462

  • Email:ZeregaFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-828-7546
  • Director:Stefania Zivan Skintej

BROOKLYN

Districts ServedFamily Welcome Center Location
Serving Districts 13, 14, 15, 16

**Park Place Family Welcome Center, 355 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238

  • Email:ParkPlaceFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-623-5069
  • Director:Desiree Sandoval
Serving Districts 19, 23, 32

St. Marks Family Welcome Center, 1665 St. Marks Place, Room 116, Brooklyn, NY 11233

  • Email:StMarksFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-240-3598
  • Director:Khalish Gabriel
Serving Districts 17, 18, 22

Ocean Family Welcome Center, 1780 Ocean Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11230

  • Email:OceanFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-758-7744
  • Director:Elisha Carlos
Serving Districts 20, 21

89th Street Family Welcome Center, 415 89th Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11209

  • Email:89thFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:718-759-3900
  • Director:Stamatis Chasabenis

**PLEASE NOTE:Our Park Place Family Welcome Center isnot yet fully accessible.

  • For students and guardians who have physical accessibility needs, there are two options. You can either

Request remote support or

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    • Schedule an in-person appointment at the following alternate location:P.S. 009K, 80 Underhill Avenue, Room 134, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
  • To make a remote or in-person appointment at the alternate location, call 718-623-5069 or emailParkPlaceFWC@schools.nyc.gov.
  • Additionally, please note that the accessible entrance to P.S. 009K is not the same as the main entrance; the accessible entrance is located on Bergen Street.

MANHATTAN

Districts ServedFamily Welcome Center Location
Serving Districts 1, 2, 4

333 7th Avenue Family Welcome Center, 333 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor, Room 1211, New York, NY 10001

  • Email:333FWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:917-339-1763
  • Director:Vanessa Rivera
Serving District 1

District 1 Family Resource Center, 166 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

  • Contact:See 333 Seventh Avenue
Serving Districts 3, 5, 6

125th Street Family Welcome Center, 388 West 125th Street, 7th Floor, Room 713, New York, NY 10027

  • Email:125FWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone:212-342-8301
  • Director:Sarah Maiolo
Serving District 6

George Washington Educational Campus - Satellite Site, 549 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10040

  • Supervisor:Nyeema Byrnes James

QUEENS

Districts ServedFamily Welcome Center Location
Serving Districts 27, 28, 29

Sutphin Family Welcome Center, 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435

  • Email:SutphinFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone: 718-557-2786
  • Director: Stewart Jamieson
Serving Districts 25, 26

Linden Family Welcome Center, 30-48 Linden Place, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354

  • Email:LindenFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone: 718-281-3452
  • Director: Kimberly Castrill
Serving Districts 24, 30

Queens Plaza North Family Welcome Center, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354

  • Email:QueensPlazaNFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone: 718-391-6270
  • Director: Katia Gil
Districts ServedFamily Welcome Center Location
Serving District 31 Petrides Family Welcome Center 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Email: PetridesFWC@schools.nyc.gov
  • Phone: 718-420-5654
  • Director: Paul Helfman
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Why Visit or Contact a Family Welcome Center?

We are here to support with:

  • Questions about admissions
  • Guidance for students new to New York City
  • Enrollment
  • Information about offers and waitlists (after offers are released)
  • Adding your child to waitlists and accepting/declining offers (during times when waitlists are open)

What to Include When You Contact Us

Contact information for all locations, including email addresses, are listed below. If you email us, please include the following:

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  • In the body of your message, be sure to include your child's first name, last name, date of birth, and OSIS number.
  • Please complete and attach aStudent Registration Formto your message (visit ourEnrollment Forms pageto download this form in your language).
  • Include a photo or scan of your government-issued photo ID.
  • Include photos or scans of all requireddocuments on the Registration Checklist(scroll down to view or download this form in your language)if your child is new or returning to the NYC Department of Education.
  • Let us know if you need support in another language.
  • Let us know if you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Please doNOTinclude any photographsof students with your message.

Health Insurance Options

To learn about health insurance options available in New York City, please visit the NYC Department of Social Service's Health Insurance Link. Call 855-809-4073, prompt #3, to enroll.

Registration Checklist

Learn what to bring or provide when you enroll your child in school:

  • Registration Checklist

    available in:

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    • Registration Checklist -- English English
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FAQs

What is the best specialized high school in NYC? ›

The 9 specialized high schools of NYC are:
  • The Bronx High School of Science.
  • Brooklyn Latin School.
  • Brooklyn Technical High School.
  • Fiorello H. ...
  • High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College.
  • High School of American Studies at Lehman College.
  • Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
20 Jul 2022

Where is District 28 NYC DOE? ›

Located in central Queens, District 28 encompasses diverse communities ranging from the affluent, leafy neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens to the more bustling, commercial area of Rego Park.

How do you transfer high schools in NYC? ›

HOW TO TRANSFER HIGH SCHOOLS IN NYC
  1. Apply credits toward a Beekman diploma from accredited local, national, and international schools.
  2. Enroll in our school for, or during, your senior year.
  3. Earn missing credits required for high school graduation.
  4. Repeat courses and make up credits for graduation.

How many community schools are in NYC? ›

In School Year 2022-23 there are 421 Community Schools across every district in NYC, funded through city, state and federal dollars. Learn more on the NYC Community - Results page.

What is the #1 high school in NY State? ›

New York High School Rankings
School
RankSchoolDistrict
1Bronx High School Of Science (The)New York City Geographic District #10
2Stuyvesant High SchoolNew York City Geographic District # 2
3High School Of American Studies At Lehman CollegeNew York City Geographic District #10
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What is the number 1 public high school in NYC? ›

Bronx High School of Science

#1 Best Public High Schools in New York.

How much do NYC DOE principals make? ›

Average New York City Department of Education Principal yearly pay in New York is approximately $122,650, which is 28% above the national average.

How much do NYC DOE superintendents make? ›

How much does a Superintendent make at New York City Department of Education in New York State? Average New York City Department of Education Superintendent yearly pay in New York State is approximately $157,956, which is 82% above the national average.

How much does a NYC DOE school secretary make? ›

How much does a School Secretary make at New York City Department of Education in the United States? Average New York City Department of Education School Secretary yearly pay in the United States is approximately $60,096, which is 90% above the national average.

What is a good excuse to transfer high schools? ›

21+ Good Reasons to Transfer Your Child to Another School
  • Your Child's Mental Health. ...
  • Too Much Stress Due to Internal Tests and Exams. ...
  • Difficult Mobility Between School and Your Home. ...
  • The Job of the Parent(s) ...
  • Unsuitable Methods of Teaching That Are Not Specific to Your Child.
23 Jun 2021

Can you live in one school district and go to another in NY? ›

Under state law, a student a student may legally attend the school in the district where he or she resides the majority of the time. Out-of-district students are required to pay tuition.

How can I keep my child in the same school if I move New York? ›

You just need to inform the school of the change of address. (The change of address notice must include your child's personal information (first and last name, age, grade), parents' contact information, the new home address, and proof of address within the school zone).

What is the #1 community college in NYC? ›

Western Suffolk BOCES

#1 Best Community Colleges in New York.

How much does a NYC DOE family worker make? ›

$66,259. The estimated total pay for a Family Worker at New York City Department of Education is $66,259 per year.

How many hours is a school day in NYC? ›

Charter schools and select districts are required 175 days.
...
StateNew York
Minimum amount of instructional times per school year (by grade, if applicable)In days180
In hours
Minimum number of hours per school dayHalf-day kindergarten=2.5; full-day kindergarten=5.0; grades 1-6=5.0; grades 7-12=5.5
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What is the most famous school in New York? ›

Top Universities in New York City
QS World University Rankings 2021: USA 2021 – Top Universities in New York City
NYC RankUSA RankUniversity
17Columbia University
29New York University (NYU)
312Cornell University
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What is the most elite high school in NYC? ›

  • Townsend Harris High School. ...
  • Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies. ...
  • Queens High School for the Sciences at York College. ...
  • Stuyvesant High School. ...
  • High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY. ...
  • Bronx High School of Science. ...
  • Brooklyn Technical High School.

What is the most popular school in New York? ›

Here are the best colleges in New York
  • Cornell University.
  • Columbia University.
  • New York University.
  • University of Rochester.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Syracuse University.
  • Yeshiva University.
  • Fordham University.

What is the nicest public High School in America? ›

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Alexandria, VA. ...
  • Academic Magnet High School. North Charleston, SC. ...
  • Signature School. ...
  • School for Advanced Studies (SAS) ...
  • Payton College Preparatory High School. ...
  • The Davidson Academy of Nevada. ...
  • Central Magnet School. ...
  • The School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG)

What is the #1 school in America? ›

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

What county in NY has best schools? ›

Nassau County

#1 Counties with the Best Public Schools in New York.

Do NYC teachers make 6 figures? ›

Salaries are based on prior experience as well as academic coursework and degrees earned. For 2021-22, starting salaries for teachers range from $61,070 (bachelor's degree, no prior teaching experience) to $83,972 (master's degree, eight years teaching experience, without additional coursework).

How much do NYC DOE janitors make? ›

Average New York City Department of Education Custodian hourly pay in New York State is approximately $13.84, which is 6% above the national average. Salary information comes from 5 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

How much can a retired NYC teacher make? ›

How much does a Retired Teacher make in New York? As of Oct 22, 2022, the average annual pay for the Retired Teacher jobs category in New York is $43,090 a year.

Do NYC teachers get paid in the summer? ›

In NYC teachers get an annual salary. So they're off for 3 months, plus multiple holidays, and the annual salary covers that. So, in essence, yes, they're getting paid.

What state has the highest paid superintendent? ›

What is the highest-paid state for superintendents? The highest-paid state for superintendents is Rhode Island with an average salary of $102,936 per year.

How much do Deans get paid NYC DOE? ›

How much does a Dean of Students make at New York City Department of Education in the United States? Average New York City Department of Education Dean of Students yearly pay in the United States is approximately $110,000, which is 57% above the national average.

How much does a NYC school aide make per hour? ›

How much does a School Aide make at New York City Department of Education in the United States? Average New York City Department of Education School Aide hourly pay in the United States is approximately $14.52, which is 7% above the national average.

How much do sub teachers Make NYC? ›

As of Oct 20, 2022, the average annual pay for a Permanent Substitute Teacher in New York City is $39,201 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $18.85 an hour. This is the equivalent of $753/week or $3,266/month.

How much do NYC substitute teachers make a day? ›

Average New York City Department of Education Substitute Teacher daily pay in the United States is approximately $165, which is 43% above the national average.

› ... › Principal › New York State ›

Salary information comes from 4 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. P...
Salary information comes from 27 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. ...
Average salaries for New York City Department of Education Principal: $139177. New York City Department of Education salary trends based on salaries posted anon...

What is the hardest specialized high school to get into? ›

Stuyvesant High School is the hardest Specialized High School to get into because that have the highest cutoff score. Some of you may be wondering is it even worth it to shoot that high when I can easily get into Brooklyn Tech and Brooklyn Latin and still be considered a Specialized High School graduate.

What are the nine specialized high schools in New York? ›

Specialized High Schools
  • Bronx High School of Science.
  • Brooklyn Latin School.
  • Brooklyn Technical High School.
  • Fiorello H. ...
  • High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College.
  • High School of American Studies at Lehman College.
  • Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
  • Staten Island Technical High School.

How many NYC specialized high schools are there? ›

The specialized high schools of New York City are nine selective public high schools, established and run by the New York City Department of Education to serve the needs of academically and artistically gifted students.

What is the most elite private high school? ›

Phillips Academy Andover

#1 Best Private High Schools in America.

What is the hardest school year? ›

While each year of high school will have its own stressors, many will say junior year is the most challenging. Junior year can be the hardest for several reasons, but with the right prep and expectations, high school students can make the hardest year just a little easier.

What is the most diverse high school in New York? ›

Manhattan Hunter Science High School
  • grade A+
  • grade A+ Diversity.
  • Students 452.
  • Student-teacher ratio 16:1.

Which is the biggest high school in NYC? ›

The largest public school in New York (by enrollment) is Brooklyn Technical High School with 5,943 students.

What is a good SHSAT score? ›

To be on track for admission into all of the Specialized High Schools, students should have a 400 by the start of 7th grade, a 500 by the end of 7th grade and a 600 by the start of 8th grade. The ultimate goal is to score a 650 by your final practice SHSAT before taking the exam.

What is the most elite high school in NYC? ›

  • Townsend Harris High School. ...
  • Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies. ...
  • Queens High School for the Sciences at York College. ...
  • Stuyvesant High School. ...
  • High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY. ...
  • Bronx High School of Science. ...
  • Brooklyn Technical High School.

How hard is the SHSAT? ›

The test is meant to be very hard. But the good news is that you don't have to get an A (or 90%+ of the questions correct). We estimate that kids whose scores qualify them for a specialized high school only need to get 70% to 80% of the questions right (depending on the school you are aiming for).

What is the #1 high school in America? ›

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

#1 Best Public High Schools in America.

What is the smartest high school? ›

U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings
  • #1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Alexandria, VA.
  • #2. Academic Magnet High School. North Charleston, SC.
  • #3. Signature School. Evansville, IN.

Which high school is the hardest? ›

The Most Challenging American High Schools
SchoolScore
1.International Academy*, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.6.323
2.Stanton College Prep*, Jacksonville, Fla.5.639
3.Paxon*, Jacksonville, Fla.4.668
4.Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham4.567
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