Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration For 2023–24


Early registration for the Great Neck Public Schools Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) for the 2023–24 school year will open on Oct. 24 and conclude on Nov. 14. All applications for UPK registration must be submitted online.

The district’s UPK program is offered to all district residents at no cost. In order to be eligible, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2023. The online registration application and instructions for submitting the necessary documents are available on the district website at www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/registration.

Parents are strongly encouraged to register their child(ren) for UPK during the early registration period from Oct. 24 through Nov. 14. Only applications submitted by Nov. 14 will be considered if a lottery is needed to determine student placement in a morning or afternoon session. Appointments to finalize applications will be scheduled from Nov. 28 through Dec. 12. If a lottery is necessary, it will take place in January 2023.

The UPK program is housed in-district at two sites: Parkville School (10 Campbell St., New Hyde Park) for families residing within the Baker, Lakeville, and Saddle Rock elementary school zones; and Kennedy School (1A Grassfield Rd., Great Neck) for families residing within the Kennedy elementary school zone. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. District bus transportation is only provided to and from UPK for either the morning or the afternoon session.

In compliance with the New York State Education Department, some students can attend the district’s UPK collaborative agency, Great Neck Community School, located at 225 Schenck Ave. School district bus transportation is not available to or from the Schenck Ave. location.

The following documents are required for registration: proof of school district residency (in the form of either a deed; current tax bill, or closing statement, if ownership; or current signed lease, or current rent receipts, if rental); three pieces of current, official USPS mail; child’s original birth certificate; parent or guardian valid photo ID; parental control papers (if applicable); and child’s immunization certificate signed and stamped by a physician or an authorized health agency.

For more information about early UPK registration, please contact the Registration Office by phone at 516-441-4080, or by e-mail at residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District

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