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With New York’s pre-k admissions process just about ready to kick off on February 5, we are happy to announce that starting next fall, 33 new Dual Language programs will be available for pre-kindergarten students.

In Dual Language programs, classes are evenly comprised of children who do not speak English at home and English-proficient students, and instruction is held in two languages. Students in Dual Language programs are taught to be bilingual and biliterate, and they are provided the opportunity to continue in Dual Language classrooms in kindergarten and beyond.

Next fall’s expansion will more than double the number of existing Pre-K Dual Language programs in the City (from 30 to 63). Among the new programs is the City’s first-ever Bengali Pre-K Dual Language program at the Ezra Jack Keats Pre-K Center in Queens, and the first-ever Russian Pre-K Dual Language program at P.S. 145 in Manhattan. In addition to the new Bengali and Russian programs, the City will continue to offer Pre-K Dual Language programs in Spanish, Mandarin, and Italian.

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“Being able to speak and read in a different language and understand a different culture is a game-changer for our kids,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña when announcing the expansion. “That’s why we are more than doubling the number of New York City’s Pre-K Dual Language programs – meeting the needs of our kids and families and giving more of our children a critical early foundation in not just one language, but two.”

Pre-K Dual Language programs will be available in the following schools in September 2018:

Bronx

  • P.S. 49 Willis Avenue – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 277 – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 138 Samuel Randall – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 226 – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 160 Walt Disney – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 161 Juan Ponce De Leon School – Spanish
  • P.S. 73 – Spanish
  • P.S. 109 – Spanish
  • Belmont Community Day Care Center – Spanish
  • Samara Community School – Spanish


Brooklyn

  • P.S. 54 Samuel C. Barnes – Spanish (New)
  • The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center at 173-177 25 Street – Spanish, Chinese (New)
  • P.S. 24 – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 38 The Pacific – Spanish (New)
  • Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School – Spanish (New)
  • Pre-K Center at 1423 62nd Street – Chinese, Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 9 Teunis G. Bergen – Spanish
  • P.S. 133 William A. Butler – Spanish
  • P.S. 319 – Spanish
  • P.S. 1 The Bergen – Spanish
  • P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly – Spanish
  • Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School – Spanish
  • P.S. 89 Cypress Hills – Spanish
  • P.S. 108 The Sal Abbracciamento School – Spanish
  • P.S. 112 Lefferts Park – Italian
  • P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty – Spanish
  • P.S. 123 Suydam School – Spanish
  • P.S. 145 Andrew Jackson – Spanish
  • P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson – Spanish

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Manhattan

  • P.S. 1 Alfred E. Smith – Chinese (New)
  • P.S. 145 The Bloomingdale School – Spanish, Russian (New)
  • P.S. 180 Hugo Newman – Spanish (New)
  • James Weldon Johnson School – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 96 Joseph Lanzetta – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 129 John H. Finley – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 28 Wright Brothers – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 192 Jacob H. Schiff – Spanish (New)
  • Castle Bridge School – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 20 Anna Silver School – Spanish (New), Chinese
  • P.S. 188 The Island School – Spanish
  • P.S. 128 Audubon School – Spanish
  • P.S./I.S. 210 Twenty-First Century Academy for Community Leadership – Spanish
  • Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School – Spanish


Queens

  • Elm Tree Elementary School – Spanish (New)
  • Pre-K Center at 123-07 22 Ave – Spanish (New)
  • Ezra Jack Keats Pre-K Center at 153-35 89 Ave – Bengali (New)
  • P.S./M.S. 138 Sunrise – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 76 William Hallet – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau School – Spanish
  • P.S. 222 Fire Fighter Christopher A. Santora School – Spanish
  • P.S. 228 Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts – Spanish
  • District 30 Pre-K Center at 96-10 23 Avenue – Spanish
  • District 30 Pre-K Center at 3252 37 Street – Spanish


Staten Island

  • P.S. 16 John J. Driscoll – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 22 Graniteville – Spanish (New)
  • P.S. 19 The Curtis School – Spanish
  • P.S. 44 Thomas C. Brown – Spanish

Like all other pre-k programs, the admissions process for these Pre-K Dual Language programs will begin on Monday, February 5. For more information about each of these schools, use our Pre-K Finder, and check out our Pre-K Events page for information about program visits and open houses.

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