P.K. Yonge is the public, developmental research school of the University of Florida. Students, from kindergarten through 12th grade are selected by lottery to reflect the demographic composition of the school-age population of the state.

There are four categories in which enrollment percentages are established: gender, race/ethnic origin, family income, and academic needs. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications must be mailed via US Mail or delivered to the Front Office (no email or fax).



Policy: P.K. Yonge Admissions Policy
Applications: P.K. Yonge Admissions Application
Application Update: P.K. Yonge Annual Application Update
Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions
Leave of Absence: Leave of Absence Request Form + details at bottom of Annual Activity Fee page


Information Sessions

Admissions information sessions provide opportunities to learn more about the school and the admissions process.
ELEMENTARY – September, date TBD
SECONDARY – October, date TBD

Deadlines | Admissions Acceptance Notification Dates

Applications are accepted for Grades 1-12 all year. For most grades there must be a vacancy in that grade level in order for a student to be admitted. Enrollment increases occur in Kindergarten, 4th, 6th, and 9th grades.

Kindergarten Applications –Kindergarten applications are accepted from September 1 of the year before the child starts kindergarten until February 15 the following year. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March.

Fourth Grade Applications – Applications for fourth grade must be received by June 30 of the year the student starts fourth grade. Notifications to successful applicants will be sent after July 4.  IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the cancellation of State Testing due to COVID -19, selections for Fourth Grade will take place during April, 2020.

Sixth and Ninth Grade Applications – Applications for sixth and ninth grade must be received by December 1 the prior to the students starting sixth or ninth grade. Notifications to successful applicants will be sent in the spring.



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. |  P.K. Yonge Admissions Application

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. |  P.K. Yonge Admissions Application

For Unselected Applicants

You must update your application each year between July 1 and 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. | P.K. Yonge Annual Application Update


Try reading our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions after reading our Admissions FAQs, please contact our Admissions Office:



Admissions Office
P. 352.392.1554
F. 352.392.9559


Send Completed Applications to:

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

Applications may also be delivered to the the Front Office in person.



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.

Applications cannot be accepted by email or fax.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.