Parents & Families

New York City’s public schools serve some 1.8 million parents and families across the five boroughs.

The Achieve NYC Guide (pdf) to New York City Public Schools explains more about the New York City Departments of Education’s initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city. This Guide was created for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-K or preparing for college, you can find information on deadlines and requirements at every level.

Find out who’s who at your child’s school, how to talk to your child’s teachers, what student achievement looks like, policies that impact you and your child, the school calendar and information about enrollment, transportation and programs across all grades.
The guide is also available to download (pdf) in the following languages:

العربية | বাংলা | 中文 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Русский | Español | اردو

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