Admission Policy

  • The school is nonsectarian and does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, handicap or national or ethnic origin. Additionally, admission to the school shall not be limited on the basis of a student’s intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability or disability.

    Any child who is qualified under the laws of New York State for admission to a New York City public school is qualified for admission to the school. The school shall enroll each eligible student who submits a timely application by April 1st, 2024, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the grade level or building. In such cases, students shall be accepted from among applicants by a lottery, allowing that enrollment preference will be given to pupils as stated below in Enrollment Preference.

    The lottery will be held within a week of the application deadline. The lottery will be held on April 3rd, 2024.  The lottery is open to the public and an impartial guest is invited to witness the proceedings. The School will provide the following preferences to enroll new students:

    – Siblings of students enrolled in the school will have an absolute preference.
    – Students residing within the community school district of location.
    – When a student in the lottery with sibling(s) in the lottery is drawn, that student’s sibling(s) will be added next to the list.

    A child entering kindergarten must be five years of age by December 31st of the same year.

    The eligible applicants are notified within 48 hours of their acceptance or position on the waitlist via email, letter, phone call, or posting to Amber’s website. The waiting list is valid for the academic school year.

    Once a student has been selected, parents must attend an orientation and pre-registration in order to complete the admission process. The following documentation is required to complete the admissions process:

    – Birth certificate
    – Proof of address
    – Up-to-date immunization booklet.
    – Physical examination record which must be completed and returned.

    If your child is transferring from another school it is not required but helpful to receive:

    – Most recent report card.
    – Assessments such as Early Childhood Literacy Assessment System (ECLAS).
    – Special Education students must bring their Individualized Education Program (IEP).