How to Register/Enroll Your Child in School

  • NEW TO THE YONKERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS? WELCOME!
    REGISTER YOUR CHILD NOW!

    Registration takes place at the Information Center Monday through Friday. Please call 914 376-8050 to make an appointment, and to verify you have the correct documentation.

    The Information Center is located at:

    One Larkin Center
    (Library Lobby Entrance)
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    914 376-8050

    To register, students entering the Yonkers Public Schools for the first time must bring:


    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    The eligible age requirements for children entering prekindergarten and kindergarten in September, 2017 are:

    • Prekindergarten students must be 4 years-of-age on or before December 1, 2017
    • Kindergarten students must be 5 years-of-age on or before December 1, 2017


    Birth certificates for students born in Yonkers may be obtained from:

    Department of Vital Statistics
    City Hall - Room 107
    Nepperhan Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    (914) 377-6017

    Birth certificates for students born outside of Yonkers may be obtained from the city or state where the child was born.

    Proof of Residence

    Three current proofs of residence, such as the following, are required, (dated within the last 30 days):

    • Con Edison bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Bank account statements
    • Cablevision bill
    • W-2 Form
    • Current water bill
    • Property tax statement
    • Payroll stubs
    • Lease or deed
    • Voter registration card
    • DSS budget sheet
    • Letters from agencies or caseworkers
    • Section 8 or Municipal Housing Statement


    If you are unable to submit any of the above items, bring with you whatever other proof you think would tend to demonstrate that you are a resident of the City of Yonkers. If the Yonkers Public Schools disagrees with your claim that you are a resident, you will receive a written statement setting forth the reasons for denial, the effective date of the denial and the procedure for an appeal.

    Guardianship

    Students who are not residing with their natural parents are required to provide proof of guardianship.

    Families in Temporary Residence

    If you are new to the District and have recently lost your residence, please click here for more information.  

    Education Law amendment now requires parents to be notified of their rights to a referral and evaluation of their child

    (2/8/15) Section 4402 of the Education Law has been amended by adding a new subdivision, effective July 1, 2015, requiring public schools to notify every parent of their rights regarding referral and evaluation of their child for the purposes of special education services or programs upon their child’s enrollment in public school.

    This amendment requires school districts to notify every parent or person in parental relation of their rights regarding the referral and evaluation of their child for the purposes of special education services or programs. This notification shall be provided to the parents of all students in the district (with and without disabilities) upon their child’s entry into public school.

    This field advisory (PDF) provides information on this change which includes the legal citation(s), a summary of the changes, an effective date, and the corresponding statutory language. The field advisory is also posted at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm

    In addition, the new requirement has been included in A Parent's Guide to Special Education in NYS (PDF).

  • Keep In Mind:

    To enroll a student, you must be the parent/ guardian and a resident of the City of Yonkers
    Students who are new to the Yonkers Public Schools or re-entering the District may register throughout the year, including July and August.
    Registrations are completed Monday through Friday at the Information Center (914) 376-8050 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call 914 376-8050 to make an appointment and verify you have the correct documentation.
    The School Choice Process takes place once a year in February. Student placement letters for September are mailed home in May/June.

    The Information Center is located at:

    One Larkin Center
    (Library Lobby Entrance)
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    914 376-8050