"We recognize the genius in every child."


Ann Gordon Chang, Principal

Maria Samolis, Assistant Principal

Sabrina C. Parada, Assistant Principal

23-70 31st Street

Astoria, NY  11105


Tel: 718.278.3630

Fax: 718.278.8312

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Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year

If you would like to register your child, please bring the following:

Two proofs of address must be provided. 

The following documents may be used as proof of address.  Any two of the documents listed below will be accepted as proofs.

  • Gas or electric bill in the resident’s name issued by Con Edison, National Grid or LIPA.
  • Documentation or letter or letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
  • An original lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence.
  • A current property tax bill for the residence.
  • A water bill for the residence.
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt.  A letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate.
  • Proof of Age:    Birth certificate (Original), baptismal certificate, passport, immigration record
  • Proof of Immunization:     5 DPT, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hep B and Varicella


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Our Programs
Our Programs

We strongly believe in offering a program that promotes healthy development in all aspects by creating a warm, loving, safe, positive and fun environment. 

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The video below is the orientation video for parents and families of English Language Learners in 13 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Please scroll through (using the 'Next' and 'Prev' buttons) to find the video in the appropriate language.
Albanian,       Arabic,     Bengali,       Chinese,       English,      French,
Haitian Creole,        Hindi,       Korean,       Polish,       Punjabi,
Russian,       Spanish,       Urdu

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions


In free, full-day, high-quality pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school…and a better chance at success in life

Kindergarten Admissions

In New York City, children are eligible to apply to kindergarten in the year they turn five. Each winter, kindergarten applications are accepted for the coming school year and every child is guaranteed a kindergarten placement.

All schools are expected to serve the majority of special education students in their community, and all schools are required to provide, at minimum, English as a New Language (ENL) programs to their English Language Learners.

If you have any questions about applying for Kindergarten, please call 718-935-2009.

Elementary School Admissions


It is easy to enroll in a New York City public school. Register today in just a few steps.  Click on the link below to be forwarded to the NYC DOE website.

Middle School Admissions


Fifth grade public school students must participate in Middle School Admissions. Each fall, all fifth graders currently enrolled in a New York City public elementary school receive customized middle school applications. The application will include all the middle schools to which each student is eligible to apply. To complete the application, students rank schools in preference order and return the application to their current school. Decision letters are available in the spring. Review the Middle School Admissions Checklist.

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