City School District of Albany
                          2022-23 Pre-K Lottery Application



Applications must be received by March 18, 2022 in order to be included in the April 13, 2022 lottery drawing. Applications received after that time will be processed based on availability.

  • Acknowledgements

  • We offer two prekindergarten programs in the City School District of Albany: 

    • Pre-K for 3-year-olds (pre-K 3)
    • Pre-K for 4-year-olds (pre-K 4)

    This application is for the 4-year-old lottery only.
    A child must be 4 by Dec. 1 of the following school year to qualify for a pre-K 4 program.

    The 3-year-old lottery will be held at a later date.
    Applications submitted for the 3-year-old program at this time will be disregarded

    *If multiple submissions are received for the same student, THE LAST SUBMISSION will be identified as final and official for purposes of the lottery process.

  • Student Information

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  • The following information is necessary to assist in state and federal monitoring efforts and will not affect a student’s assignment.

  • Guardian Information

  • Selection

    Please select your top four choices. If you select the Dual Language Program as one of your options, please be sure to indicate whether English or Spanish is your child’s dominant language. Information about each school or program is in the booklet or you may click on the program name below to learn more about the site.
  •  School Program Ranking      
  • *Please note that to be eligible for an ACAP Head Start prekindergarten program, your family must meet certain income requirements. For more information, call (518) 463-3175, ext. 135.


    I affirm that the information included in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that completing this application does not guarantee my child admission. Upon acceptance into a magnet/pre-K program, I, as parent or guardian, agree to attend any meetings or orientations that may be required by the school.


    Your completed application can be mailed or hand-delivered to: City School District of Albany Magnet Schools Office • 1 Academy Park, Albany, NY 12207