If you live outside of New York City’s five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) and would like your child to attend a NYC Department of Education (DOE) public school, you can request to enroll as a non-resident.
If your family does not live in New York City, please note that:
- Your child cannot attend specialized schools, screened schools or programs, Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs, or 3-K and pre-K programs.
- Your child cannot participate in our admissions processes.
- Your child is not eligible for transportation provided by the DOE.
- You must pay tuition to attend DOE public schools.
- The DOE must enroll students who live in NYC before enrolling your child.
- Read Chancellor’s Regulation A-125 to learn more:
Tuition for Non-Residents
The New York State Education Department sets yearly tuition for students who do not live in NYC, as follows:
- Kindergarten through Grade 6: Tuition is $5,425 for general education students and $48,392 for special education students.
- Grades 7 through 12: Tuition is $10,040 for general education students and $53,007 for special education students.
Rates can change at any time.
How to Apply
- Email your request to attend a DOE public school to one of the following admissions teams, depending on your child's grade:
- The DOE will communicate with school leadership to determine if it is possible to offer your child a seat. If it is, you will receive an offer by email.
- You will have the option to accept or decline the offer via email.
- If you accept this offer, the school will work with you on next steps for registering.
- The Office of Non-Public Schools Payables will also be notified that you will be paying tuition, as detailed in the section above.
Charter schools have a separate admissions process.
Enrollment for Students Moving to NYC
If you are moving to New York City, enroll your child in a DOE school after you move.