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Application Process

The A. Fantis admissions process is simple and streamlined with 4 easy steps.

The Early Admissions Cycle, which ends in November, is strongly recommended as spaces are limited in most classes and the waitlist grows quickly.

Information for UPK4 applicants can be found further below.
Step 1 – Visit Fantis
We strongly recommend you attend an Open House to learn about our program before applying during early and regular admissions cycles. Otherwise, you may schedule a tour.
Step 2 – Apply Online
PK3 and K-8 applicants submit your online application before the deadline. The online portal contains all documents and important information, as well as the latest updates on your application status.

All UPK4 applicants do NOT apply via our portal, but must apply via myschools.
Step 3 – Family Visit and Buddy Day
  • Family Visits are brief, informal meetings with the principal. In this setting, parents and their children can share more information about themselves while also learning more about the school. Lollipops are recommended, but optional.
  • Buddy Days give children the full Fantis experience for K-8 applicants. They spend the  full day in the school paired with a classroom ambassador who guides them throughout. Students also take grade level benchmarks assessments to help build a general academic profile. Teachers debrief with parents at the day’s end. PK3 families accompany the PreK Director to the classroom for 15-30 minutes. There they meet the teachers, watch the class in action, and sometimes even join the fun.

Please note:

  • More than one Buddy Day may be required to complete the application process.
  • Family Visits and Buddy Days are scheduled together. PK3 families can expect 30-45 minutes. K-8 families schedule the Family Visit the morning of the Buddy Day.
Step 4 – Submit Application Material
To complete your application, families submit the confidential teacher recommendation, transcript request and, if applicable, the IEP or 504 plan. Middle school students submit an essay.
Decision Notification
Notifications of acceptance into our program will be provided by the dates listed below for early and regular admission cycles.

In order to hold your child’s seat, the deposit and enrollment agreement are required within 10 business days of notification.

Parents must also provide the child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate (K-8 only), and health form, as well as enroll in our Tuition Management System.
Important Information
Visit our FAQ page and download the admissions checklist to guide you through the process. All important documents are housed in our online application portal.

Early Admissions Timeline

December 8, 2023

Admissions Notifications

December 18, 2023

Deposit & Enrollment Agreement Due

December 4, 2023

Deadline to Complete Online Application & Submit All Materials

Regular Admissions Timeline

March 29, 2024

Admissions Notifications

April 8, 2024

Deposit & Enrollment Agreement Due

March 25, 2024

Deadline to Complete Online Application & Submit All Materials

A. Fantis UPK4

The A. Fantis Pre-K for All in Brooklyn Heights is located near Atlantic Ave. and Court Street. All subway lines are accessible within a 10-minute walk or less.

Fantis Pre-K for All offers two UPK4 classrooms—Greek dual language and traditional. Both classrooms are identical, except that the dual language class will eventually conduct half the day in Greek and half in English.

Seats for the A. Fantis UPK4 are limited, as current A. Fantis PK3 students and siblings have preferred placement in our UPK4 classrooms. The determination is made by the PreK For All lottery selection—not by the school.

Play-based instruction emphasizing social-emotional growth with daily outdoor play and second language learning ensure kindergarten readiness. Many UPK4 students stay in our extended day program and play in daily after-school clubs, including soccer, cooking and chess. For more information, check out our Preschool Overview and Curriculum.

All families are encouraged to apply, as the dual language classroom is half Greek and half English speaking families. With just one PreK-3 class rising to two UPK4 classes, there are seats available for the community. Simply apply via myschools and select both programs—dual language and traditional—as your top two choices if Fantis is your preferred program.

Check out our blog for more information on the Dual Language Program or join an Open House!

Greek Dual Language UPK4 Program


Families must apply separately for Dual Language Program: Greek or English

  • Greek speaking families can range in exposure & usage
  • Select both programs if Fantis is top choice


Aim for a 50/50 balance of children whose home language is English and children whose home language is Greek—of varying levels of ability.


Equally in Greek & English, with the goal of enabling all children to become bilingual & biliterate during their education. Learn more


Ongoing research demonstrates the ample benefits of bilingualism beyond language fluency, including better executive functioning and cognitive flexibility. Our learners will more fully experience the rich culture and history of Greece through the language and traditions.

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