Any child between the ages of 5 and 21 who has not graduated from high school is entitled to a free public education.
This includes undocumented immigrants, children with disabilities, children who do not speak English, pregnant girls, homeless children, and older teenagers who may have dropped out of school.
School officials must find a space for your child without delay. If there is no room in your neighborhood school, your child may be assigned to another school.
Kindergarten is a right. Children have the right to enroll in school in September of the year they turn 5. They are not required to attend school until they are 6 years old. (There are a limited number of free pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds.)
You do not need a green card or a Social Security number to register your child.
You may not register or apply to schools until you actually live in the city.