For those students applying under sibling preference, a sibling lottery will be held in the event there are more siblings applying than seats available in any particular grade. A sibling is defined as one of two or more individuals having one common parent. Non-Philadelphia residents are ineligible for admission. In order to apply for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by September 1st of the school year.
Parents/guardians will be notified via regular mail as to whether or not a child has been admitted. If a child is not admitted within that school year, a parent/guardian must re-apply for the lottery for the next school year.
In the event that a seat is not available for admission to the grade applied for and there is no space in the grade they should attend, said student will be placed on the waiting list in the next numerical position available. A waiting list will be maintained in the order in which their names have been drawn, if needed, for the admission of students at a grade level should space become available during the school year. Students whose application is received after the deadline will be placed on the waiting list in the order that their applications are received. The waiting list does not assure admission.