FAQs

What is the Pre-K and Kindergarten admissions process? And how many Pre-K and K spots are there for the 2020-2021 school year?

Families can apply online for Pre-K and Kindergarten through the New York Department of Education, or at one of their Borough Enrollment offices. Families rank schools on their applications, and the DOE decides who is offered a seat based on a number of criteria. More info can be found online at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade. PS 705 has 36 Pre-K spots (2 classrooms of 18 children each) and 50 K spots (2 classrooms of 25 children each). 

How are students admitted into the Dual Language program?

Our Dual Language (Spanish/English) track begins in Pre-K, with one DL class per grade. Our goal is to have half of each class be composed of English-language learners (ELL) who speak Spanish at home, while the other half be native English speakers. Admission into a Dual Language class will be determined by the DOE based on its enrollment priorities. For example, a zoned student who selected Dual Language will get a seat before a non-zoned applicant.

What if my child has an Individualized Education Program?

An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) describes the special education services designed to meet the specific educational needs of a student with a disability. PS 705 can accommodate a wide range of IEPs. Currently we offer OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy), speech therapy, and counseling on-site. Additionally, we have self-contained and Integrated Co-Teaching classrooms to support all grades. Please contact our staff at (718) 230-0851 for more information.

What after school programs are available at PS 705?

Unfortunately, we are not currently offering after school at this time for the 2020-2021 school year. 

What is the uniform policy at PS 705?

To create an egalitarian atmosphere, we ask that students follow a dress code. Bottoms: Students are to wear khaki pants, shorts, skirts, or skorts. These can be purchased at any retailer. Please no dresses or jumpers that cover the embroidered logo on polo shirts. Shoes: Black shoes (dress or athletic). Tights, if worn, should be gray or beige. Tops: Students wear heather gray polo shirts (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) and gray sweaters, all embroidered with our school logo. They can be ordered online at www.cookieskids.com. On the Cookies website you can find our school by searching by State and City, then entering in the first six letters of our school’s name (Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School). You may also order online at www.idealuniform.com. Please place orders before July 31st.

For more insight, read this blog post from a PS 705 parent on their experience with our school uniforms.

How many schools are co-located in the building?

PS 705 currently shares the facility at 443 St. Marks Avenue with Exceed Charter School. The schools share the gym, auditorium, playgrounds, library, and other communal space, but have different arrival and dismissal times.

When does the school day start and end?

For the 2020-2021 school year a full school day begins at 8:50 AM and ends at 2:20 PM.

How do I arrange school bus service for my child?

School bus service is available to students beginning in Kindergarten and based on a set of criteria established by the NYC Department of Education, distance being one of them. To request school bus service, please email the school at brooklynartselementary@gmail.com to have your child’s name added to the request list.

For more information on these topics and more, please consult our School Handbook. Also visit our For Parents/Communication section to download more helpful handouts.