Pre-K Lottery Deadline Approaches


The Hicksville Public School District will offer its own limited Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2018-19 school year. The program, housed at Burns Avenue and Dutch Lane schools, with a possible expansion to Woodland School for next year, is lottery-based requiring completion of an application. There is no cost for the program.

To be eligible for the 2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten program, children must turn age 4 on or before Dec. 1, 2018. The Pre-Kindergarten calendar follows Hicksville’s school calendar. Each a.m. and p.m. session is two and a half hours in length and has a maximum of 18 children. Time preference will be considered, but not guaranteed. Transportation is not provided.

Applications can be obtained from the district’s website,, at the Hicksville Public Library and at all seven elementary schools. Applications must be returned in person or mailed to the attention of:

Ms. Susan Guiliano
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments
200 Division Ave.
Hicksville, New York 11801
Attn: Pre-Kindergarten Lottery

Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. Students will be selected for the program by lottery. The lottery will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., in the Board Room of the Administration Building. Applicants are welcome to attend the drawing in person. Following the lottery, applicants will be notified of the results.

Additional information regarding the district Pre-Kindergarten Program will be provided at an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m., in the Board Room at the Administration Building, located at 200 Division Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801. Parents who are interested in learning about the Pre-Kindergarten program are invited to attend.

Students who are not selected for the lottery will be placed on a wait list.

—Submitted by the
Hicksville School District

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