NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


School Starts Tomorrow for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

Questions or comments feel free to contact me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael

Well, tomorrow is the first day of school for the NYC public school system. We’re very excited about our child entering the NYC G&T program at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep.

I am hearing from some parents who took the NYC gifted and talented tests this summer are just finding out TODAY which NYC gifted and talented school their child will be attending TOMORROW. The summer testing for the NYC gifted and talented took place in June-July of this past summer.  One parent indicated their child got a city wide acceptance letter for NYC gifted and talented for the summer testing, although they were also told they needed to prioritize the schools in District 2 where they are located to be accepted to the NYC G&T program.

They listed the schools in this order, which is much different from the school rankings we did for our child a few months ago:

1.        NEST – New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (city wide G&T school) – gifted and talented program

2.       Lower Lab – P.S. 77 – NYC gifted and talented program (district 2 gifted and talented)

3.       The Anderson School – P.S. 334 – NYC gifted and talented program (city wide gifted and talented)

4.       P.S. 130 – Hernando DeSoto School– NYC gifted and talented program (District 2)

5.       P.S. 33 – Chelsea Prep – NYC gifted and talented program (District 2)

6.       P.S. 11 – William T. Harris – NYC gifted and talented program (District 2)

As with our situation, the ranking of the NYC G&T schools was based upon personal preferences, location and individual circumstances. Every parent’s situation is different and their comfort level with various schools is different.  Some parents select on location while others may select on specific teaching styles and philosophies of the schools.

I’ll be updating this blob post over the next few weeks and highlight what’s going on with our child within the G&T program.

As always, if you have questions or comments feel free to contact me at skipper646@gmail.com.  Thanks! Michael


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