P.K. Yonge’s student population reflects the demographic composition of the school age population of the state. There are five categories in which enrollment percentages are established: gender, race/ethnic origin, family income, exceptional student status, and level of academic achievement. Applications are categorized according to these requirements and students are selected at random from the applicant pool.

Percentages for each category in our elementary and secondary divisions are based on the Florida Department of Education demographic characteristics of Florida’s school-age population. These percentages are established each October for the coming school year.

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Admissions Policy Includes: policy statement, admissions conditions, admissions criteria, admissions requirements, applications, annual application updates, student selection process, re-registration, activity fees, and leave of absence.

Admissions Policy

For New Applicants:

The Application Information and Application Form provide clear instructions for application to P.K. Yonge. Please read and complete the application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Admissions Application Packet

For Kindergarten Applicants:

Kindergarten applications are accepted beginning September 1st the year BEFORE the child starts Kindergarten. The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st the year the child starts Kindergarten. New Kindergarten applications do not need a copy of a transcript or discipline report.

Admissions Application Packet

For Unselected Applicants:

You must update your application each year between June 15 – October 31. If you do not submit the Annual Application Update, your application will be removed from the selection pool. With your Application Update, you will also need to include an updated transcript, test scores, and discipline record – see the Application Update Packet below for details.

Annual Admissions Application Update


Please take a look at our FAQs to see if your question has been asked before. If you still have questions, please contact our Admissions Office:

Admissions FAQ

NOTE: The school reserves the right to modify the admissions policy in response to changes in requirements by the state, University, or its auditors to meet the requirements of a specific research study or project, or to reflect changes in state or University regulations.


For Further Questions

Admissions Office
P. 352.392.1554 x 247
F. 352.392.9559

Send Completed Applications to:

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Attention: Admissions
1080 SW 11th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601