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Universal PreK (UPK) at Manor Oaks in 2019-20. Click here for details regarding the lottery.

New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District


Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program


Pending the approval of the NYS Budget, New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District will provide a half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten at Manor Oaks School for the 2019-2020 school year in cooperation with SCOPE Education Services.  As the program is entirely funded through a grant from NYS, there are no additional costs to local taxpayers.


Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program and Application Details


Location:                   Manor Oaks School


Staff:                          A NYS certified teacher and assistant


Days:                         Monday through Friday

            (The program will follow the NHP-GCP 2019-2020 school calendar.)


Hours:                       Two 2.5 hour Morning Sessions, 8:30-11:00 a.m.

                                   Two 2.5 hour Afternoon Sessions, 12:00-2:30 p.m.


Time preference will be considered, is not guaranteed, and based upon lottery results.                     (Parents must provide transportation)


Eligibility:                Applicants must be a resident of NHP-GCP (our residency officer will check) not eligible for Kindergarten until September 2020, and 4 years of age (born on or before December 1, 2015).


There are 72 openings.  Students will be selected at a public lottery to be held on Friday, February 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at Manor Oaks School. Successful applicants will then be contacted to complete the registration process. 


Applications and additional information can be obtained By clicking here: NHP-GCP UPK Application or by contacting the Office of Curriculum and Technology at (516) 434-2323.

Applications are due back no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2019.