How To Apply / Como Aplicar

Central Park School for Children completed our 2021-22 Lottery on March 2, 2021 at 10am. Due to technical difficulties with notifications, we have officially rerun the Lottery today on March 2, 2021. We worked with our vendor, Powerschool, throughout the day to resolve the notification glitch. If you were present at our Lottery this morning and have questions related to your child's enrollment status, please email Notifications have been shared with all applicants today. Our waitlist will be posted on Wednesday, March 10 and updated weekly.

Applications & Tours / Aplicaciones y Recorridos

Applications / Aplicaciones

2021-22 Lottery Application - English

Solicitud de Lotería 2022-22 - Espanol

Once you click on the above link, you will be taken to the application page hosted by PowerSchool. If you have an account, please sign in where prompted. If you need an account, click the "Create Account" button to do so. After signing in or creating an account, you will complete the application by following the instructions.

The deadline for completed applications is February 28. The lottery will take place virtually on March 2. If you have questions about the lottery process, please contact Christina Fountain, Director of Student Services, Nidia Ramiriez, our Latinx Family Liaison is also available to assist families who may need interpretation. She can be reached at

Tours / Recorridos

This year tours will take place virtually. You may sign up here, or click below, for a personal tour or watch our soon to come video tour. Instructions for signing up are located in the Sign Up Genius link.

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Lottery Details / Detalles de la loteria

There are four priority categories for the lottery:

  1. Siblings of currently enrolled students or siblings of CPSC graduates (8th grade)
  2. Children of staff and board members
  3. Children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (up to 40% of each grade level) — see income guidelines.
  4. Any former student who enrolled at CPSC within the last two academic years but left due to an academic study abroad program, competitive admission residential program, or vocational opportunities of the parents.

Twins are entered as one application and will be admitted together if chosen.

Children entering kindergarten must be at least five years old on or before August 31 of the year they start school.

Hay cuatro categorías de prioridad para la lotería:

  1. Hermanos de estudiantes actualmente matriculados o hermanos de graduados de la CPSC (8vo grado)
  2. Hijos del personal y miembros de la junta
  3. Niños que califican para el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (hasta el 40% de cada nivel de grado) — ver pautas de ingresos.
  4. Cualquier ex alumno que se inscribió en CPSC en los últimos dos años académicos, pero se retiró debido a un programa de estudios académicos en el extranjero, un programa residencial de admisión competitiva u oportunidades vocacionales de los padres.

Los gemelos se ingresan como una sola solicitud y se admitirán juntos si son seleccionados.

Los niños que ingresan al jardín de infantes deben tener al menos cinco años de edad antes del 31 de agosto del año en que comienzan la escuela.

Lottery Results / Resultados de la loteria

All lottery applicants should receive an email with lottery results on the day of our lottery. If you don't receive your email, check your spam folder! Families who are being offered a space and do not have email will be notified by phone.

During the initial round of offer notifications, families are given one week to accept the space offered.

New CPSC Families

Once your family accepts a spot, you must enroll your child. We begin the process of welcoming your family into our school community with kindergarten screening and social events. Check our Parent Resources section to start learning about being a CPSC parent!

Wait Lists

Applicants who are not offered a space are placed on a wait list in the order they were selected in the lottery.

Applications received after the lottery are placed at the end of the waiting list in the order received.

If a space becomes available, the next family on the waiting list is contacted by telephone and given two days to make a decision. If a space becomes available and you are offered a spot during the first week of school, a response will be required the same day.

Todos los solicitantes de lotería deben recibir un correo electrónico con los resultados de la lotería el día de nuestra lotería. Si no recibe su correo electrónico, ¡revise su carpeta de spam! Las familias a las que se les ofrece un espacio y que no tienen correo electrónico serán notificadas por teléfono.

Durante la ronda inicial de notificaciones de oferta, las familias tienen una semana para aceptar el espacio ofrecido.

Nuevas Familias CPSC

Una vez que tu familia acepte un lugar, debes inscribir a su hijo. Comenzamos el proceso de dando la bienvenida a tu familia en nuestra comunidad escolar con proyecciones de kindergarten y eventos sociales. Mira nuestra Recursos para padres sección para comenzar a aprender acerca de ser un padre de la CPSC!

Listas de espera

Los solicitantes a los que no se les ofrece un espacio se colocan en una lista de espera en el orden en que fueron seleccionados en la lotería.

Las solicitudes recibidas después de la lotería se colocan al final de la lista de espera en el orden recibido.

Si hay un espacio disponible, se contactará a la siguiente familia en la lista de espera por teléfono y se le dará dos días para tomar una decisión. Si hay un espacio disponible y se le ofrece un lugar durante la primera semana de clases, se requerirá una respuesta el mismo día.

This page (How To Apply / Como Aplicar) last updated July 15, 2021