General Education

If you receive a placement offer for PS 166:

Pre-Registration will take place in March and April 2018, by appointment, once offer letters have been distributed. Letters are expected to be  distributed by email and mail on Thursday, March 22.

Once you receive an offer for PS 166, please do one of the following:

To accept your offer, simply Sign Up Here  for a pre-registration appointment for you and your child.

To decline your offer, send an email to stating your child’s name.

If you receive a wait-list letter for PS 166:

Please Note: PS 166 is a zoned school. Historically we fill our available seats with students who live in our zone; therefore if you do not live in the zone, the chance of receiving a placement in our school is extremely remote. Please do not contact the school to inquire about wait-list order until June. Historically have not been able to make wait-list offers at all, but in the event we will, it would not be until June at the earliest.


Pre-Registration Checklist

Bring the following when you register for school.

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  • The child that you are registering 
  • Proof of your child’s age (child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism)
  • Two documents below verifying proof of address
    • Lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence;
    • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison); must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days;
    • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Human Resources Administration, or the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor, indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • A current property tax bill for the residence;
    • A water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 90 days;
    • Rent receipt which includes the address of residence; must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence;
    • Income tax form for the last calendar year;
    • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit, which has not expired;
    • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a paystub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes, or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days;
    • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence;
    • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence;
    • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers; documents must have been issued within the past 60 days and include name of student and address of residence.



The Kindergarten Connect application period for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. If you applied by the January 19 deadline you’ll get your kindergarten offer in March 2018.

If you missed the January 19 deadline, you can still apply to kindergarten by submitting a late application one of three ways:

If you submit a late application, you will get a kindergarten offer by mid-June.


Registering for grades 1-5  for the 2018-2019 school year?

If you reside in our zone, send an email to . Include your name, child(ren)’s name, date(s) of birth, current grade(s) and school. We will contact you to set up a registration appointment.  We are prohibited from registering children who do not reside in our zone.


General Education / ICT

PS 166 has an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) class on every grade level. ICT classrooms include students with and without disabilities and have two teachers, a general education teacher and a special education teacher.The teachers work together throughout the day to adapt and modify instruction for special needs children and make sure that the entire class has access to the general education curriculum. Students with special needs may be in an ICT classroom all day or for a portion of the day. The number of students with disabilities in an ICT classroom  does not exceed 40% of the total class register.
Parents of children with special needs applying to kindergarten must submit an application through Kindergarten Connect.


New to NYC?

If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled at a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.

Your zoned school is determined by your home address. To find your zoned school in District 3, check the District 3 Zone Map or plug your address in to School Search.

Please click HERE  to go to the DOE Kindergarten Admissions page for more information



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132 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024