Gifted & Talented Placement
If your child receives an offer, please accept or decline in MySchools as soon as possible. If you accept, a pre-registration packet will be emailed to you at the email address you used for your application. All pre-registration will be done online this year using fillable forms.
PS 166 does not hold tours or open houses at this time and will not be holding a virtual tour. All families were invited to our Open Houses in December 2019 where G&T and General Education information was shared.
Please reach out to admissions@ps166 with any questions. But note that do not yet know what instruction will look like in September, whether remote, in person or a blend of both. The Chancellor will likely not let us know until July or August.
For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions
For more information visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/gifted-and-talented
Kindergarten Placement offers
Kindergarten placement letters were available on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in parents MySchools accounts. This year, for the first time, parents will also be able to accept or decline their child's placement offer in their MySchools account.
If your child has been offered placement at PS 166, please accept or decline as soon as you are able. As always, children are placed on the wait list for any school they ranked ahead of their offer.
If your child is on the wait list you now have the ability to see the wait list placement number. Please note that this can change in either direction over time. If we can offer your child placement from the wait list you will receive an email or phone call from us. Given the DOE's late deadline for accepting or declining placement that likely won't happen until the summer, if at all.
If you have accepted placement, you will receive an email in the next few weeks about the registration process which will mostly take place online this year. We are still working out those details so we ask for your patience. We will make sure you can pre-register your child as soon as possible.
Registering for grades 1-5 for the 2019-2020 school year?
If you have recently moved to our zone, please send an email to email@example.com . Include your name, child(ren)’s name, date(s) of birth, current grade(s) and school. We will contact you as to next steps.
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 MySchools.
Kindergarten Open Houses for 2020 admission took place in November and December of 2019. All families were invited to attend and information was shared for General Education/ICT and G&T programs.
We will not be having additional virtual tours at this time.
To learn more about General Education and G&T admissions and our school please see our
Bring the following when you register for school. Remember, besides originals, you must bring copies that we can keep.
- The child that you are registering
- Proof of your child’s age (child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism)
- Your child’s immunization records (if available)
- Your child’s latest report card/transcript (if available)
- 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.
Download the NYC Department of Education checklist.