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The lottery for the 2016-2017 school year has passed, but we are still accepting applications. If you are interested in your child attending the school this year please click the button below for an application.  Students will be placed on the wait list in the order in which their application is received. 



  • To be eligible for Kindergarten for 2016-2017, students must turn five (5) years old on or before December 31, 2017.
  • Preference will be given to siblings of current Citizens of the World Williamsburg students.
  • Preference will be given to students residing in New York City’s Community School District (CSD) 14.
  • A separate application must be filled out for each applying student.
  • Signed applications must be received by 5:00 PM EDT, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Applications received after 5:00 PM will be placed on the wait list in the order in which they were received.
  • A lottery will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10:00 AM EST, location to be determined.
  • Applicants who are accepted must complete an enrollment package, which will be provided to families upon acceptance through the lottery.

Non-Discrimination Statement:  A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, national origin, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.


Citizens of the World Williamsburg will hold tours for prospective parents and community daycare or preschool staff.  Please join us for open tours every Friday at 9:30 am. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please email us at enroll.wb@cwc-newyork.org or call us at 718-384-1386 to make other arrangements.


What does the school calendar look like? How long is the school day?
Students begin school in September. The school day is 8:20 AM – 3:20 PM Monday through Friday. Students may arrive at 8:00 AM to eat breakfast at school. 

What is the student teacher ratio? How many students will be in each classroom?
We believe that small class sizes allow the teacher time to work closely with every student to meet individual needs. Our average class size is 22-25 students per homeroom. For kindergarten-2nd grade, there will be one certified lead teacher per class, supported by a certified co-teacher. 

Does the school admit students with education needs or who are learning English?
Yes. Our schools are open to all students. Our principal and teachers work closely with parents and the Committee on Special Education to ensure that all students’ needs are met. Services currently provided at the school include speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, and special education teacher support services. Additionally, we have certified, experienced ESL teachers who provide language instruction and support to students learning English. 

Does the school provide transportation to students?
Yes. NYC DOE Office of Pupil transportation (OPT) provides yellow bus service or MetroCards to eligible students. Eligibility is based upon distance from student’s home to the school and the student’s grade. Citizens of the World Williamsburg currently has over 20 bus stops across Brooklyn, with the possibility of adding additional stops based on the needs of our families. 

Does the school participate in the federal free and reduced priced meals program?
Yes. Our school participates in the federal free and reduced priced meals program. We ask all families complete the New York City Department of Education’s School Meals Application; students qualify for free, reduced, or full prices lunch based on their household income. You can complete your application at nyc.applyforlunch.com

What about After School Programming?
CWC currently offers an after school program through NIA Brooklyn. For more information, please visit the Programs tab and click on After-School with NIA

What paperwork will I need to provide to register my child?
The school will enroll students by lottery and waitlist. The Lottery Enrollment Form and waitlist application will be available on our website.  If you would like one emailed or faxed to you, please contact us at enroll.wb@cwc-newyork.org; or call 718-384-1386.