Office of Student Equity and Placement

  • We're here to help. Placement staff are available to assist parents with every step of the process. We can also provide parents with information about the schools available to their children to help them make an informed choice.

New or returning to Rochester schools?

  • Students entering the RCSD for the first time must enroll their child with the Office of Student Equity and Placement. This enrollment process includes several registration-related forms and other acceptable documentation. If a parent chooses to enroll online for Kindergarten or Pre-Kindergarten, this one-time registration is included. After a student is enrolled, they will receive a student ID number and become eligible to begin the school choice and student placement process. 

Kindergarten Enrollment

Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment

  • If you live in the City of Rochester and have a child who turns 3 or 4 by December 1, you can enroll now for Pre-K classes beginning this fall. For more information about Pre-Kindergarten programs and locations throughout the City of Rochester, please visit or call 585-262-8140.

    Students entering Pre-Kindergarten
    can enroll in a UPK or EPK program in one of two ways:

    If you choose to visit the Office of Student Placement for assistance with enrolling your child rather than through our online process, please be sure to bring all necessary documentation and complete the Pre-Kindergarten enrollment packet below. These forms are not necessary to complete if you are enrolling online for Pre-Kindergarten as they are included in the online process. 

Contact Us

  • Call us. A placement specialist is available to answer any of your registration questions Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.   Email   Visit us to complete your registration. Please inquire about free, convenient Parent parking!


    Placement specialists are available to assist with any student enrollment by phone or email during normal office hours.

    131 West Broad Street, First Floor
    Rochester, NY 14614

    Hours: Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What school zone do I live in?

  • Parents registering for Kindergarten need to know which school zone they live in to choose a school. There are citywide school offerings open to all families.  You can only apply for a school within your zone or a citywide offering. 
    The RCSD also uses School Finder, an online tool that allows a parent or guardian to enter their current street address and obtain a list of what schools are offered to them within their zone. | Visit School Finder now
    The online enrollment process also identifies what zone you reside in as part of the school selection process. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Student Equity and Placement.