The French Dual Language program started in 2013 and serves Kindergarten through 5th Grade students. There is no Pre-K class at this time. There is one class per Grade. Classes are taught in both English and French in order to develop bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism. Students become proficient in reading, writing and speaking in both languages. It is not necessary for your child to speak French to join the Dual Language Program in Kindergarten, although priority is given to Francophones who are English Language Learners (ELL). An ideal class is composed of an equal number of Francophone and Anglophone students.
Both French and English speakers are invited to apply. Francophone applicants will need to be assessed for French language proficiency. Email us at email@example.com for more information and Please fill out our questionnaire.
The Kindergarten application period for the 2019-20 school year for kids born in 2014 will start in late November and end January 14. PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking for placement for the current school year, please call us and email the office manager Carmen Perez firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be submitted on the DOE's website, by phone 718 935 2400 or in person at the District 13 Family Welcome Center located at 29 Fort Greene Place. Current Pre K families must submit an application as well to be considered for placement at PS20.
When applying, put 13K020FR on the form. If you want to be considered for a general Kindergarten class as well, enter 13K020KG on the form. All applications received by the end of the application period are treated the same.
Students are considered for placement at PS20 by the DOE based on their position on the priority list below:
Students who live in the PS 20 zone with a sibling at the school
All other zoned students
Students who reside in District 13 with a sibling at PS 20
Students who reside outside of District 13 with a sibling at PS 20
Students who reside in District 13 and are currently enrolled at PS20 in Pre-K
Students who live outside District 13 and are currently enrolled at PS20 in Pre-K
All other students residing in District 13 but outside the PS20 zone
All other students