New Feature! You Can Now Add G&T Programs to Your K app!

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Dear families,

Beginning this year, families can add kindergarten Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs to their kindergarten application! If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in fall 2023. 

If you list G&T programs on your child’s application, your child will be screened to determine eligibility after you apply. Eligibility varies depending on where (and whether) a child currently attends pre-K.

  • Current pre-K students at DOE/district schools, Pre-K Centers, NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs), or charter school are evaluated by their current pre-K teachers.
  • Current pre-K students at private or parochial school programs, or children who are not yet in school will be contacted by the Division of Early Childhood Education to set up interviews that will determine eligibility.

You can list up to 12 choices on your child’s application. We recommend the following tips:

  • List your program choices in your true preference order with your first choice as #1. Keep in mind that your priority group does not change no matter how you rank each program on your application. Also, schools cannot see how you rank them.
  • Only list programs on the application you want your child to attend.

After all applications are submitted and eligibility is determined, all eligible applicants are considered for offers. Offers are determined based on families’ application choices, seat availability, and admissions priorities. All G&T programs give an admissions priority to siblings of current students. Some programs also give a priority to applicants who live or attend school in a specific district. All applicants will receive a results letter in spring 2023.

Apply by January 20, 2023. 

Questions? Call us at 718-935-2009 or email


The Elementary Admissions Team