Admissions

We strongly encourage families to attend our Open House and/or a tour to determine if Brooklyn Free Space is the right preschool for your child and family. The environment, educational approach, staff and school culture should all be considered in this decision making process. To sign up to receive news about admissions, click here.

School Tours: Our tour season for the upcoming school year is now over, but we will provide tours to families extended offers of admission.

Application Process

Current students and siblings of current or former students receive priority for open slots, before the general lottery. All new families will be selected by lottery. To be included in our initial lottery for the 2018-2019 school year, families must submit their online application and $60 application fee by Friday, January 26, 2018. Applications submitted after this date will be added to the end of our waitlist in the order they are received.

  • Application: Click here (Available Wednesday, December 6, 2017)
  • Application Fee: $60 (to be submitted with application - please enter your child's name in the memo field) Fee waived for pre-k applicants. Please note that the application fee is not refundable.

Admissions Timeline

  • Open House: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7 pm
  • Application & School Tour sign up available: Thursday, December 7
  • School Tours: Monday-Thursday, January 3 - 25
  • Application due for initial lottery: Friday, January 26, 2018

Pre-K For All

BFS has a contract with the Department of Education (DOE) Pre-K for All to provide free full day pre-k to eligible children and families children born in 2014 for the 2018-2019 school year. To apply, families must complete the DOE citywide online application. Please visit their site for more information. In addition, we ask that all pre-k eligible families, including returning families, let us know of their interest by submitting the BFS online application (fee is waived).

Please note, we ask Pre-K families to donate, if they are able, to help us sustain the program since the DOE does not pay our full tuition. Each year, we look for ways to decrease the ask-amount, if possible.

For more information, contact admissions@brooklynfreespace.org

Enrollment

Families selected during our initial lottery are notified via email of their acceptance by Friday, February 2, 2018. To accept the admission offer and secure a place, families must:

  • Return a signed Statement of Agreement
  • Submit your first deposit, which will be applied to the January 2019 tuition
  • A copy of your child's birth certificate
  • Submit your 2nd deposit in June, which will be applied to the June 2019 tuition