NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Top 10 gifted and talented programs in NYC
December 20, 2017, 4:47 pm
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Subjective review of the top 10 gifted and talented programs in NYC

According to Insider Monkey, there’s an actual pecking order for NYC gifted and talented schools. This includes elementary through high school programs.  They did an analysis based upon information they found on DNA Info (now out of business), a company that preys off the fears of parents of kids taking the gifted and talented test (Test Prep Online) and Google Reviews (given by named and unnamed/anonymous sources). With that being said, please take this “top 10” list with a grain of salt and do your own primary and secondary research when selecting a gifted program for your talented tot!


  1. PS 10 – Magnet School Of Math Science & Design Tech Google rating: 4.9 out of 5; 511 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  2. P.S. 77 Lower Lab School, Google rating: 4.8 out of 5;  1700 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
  3. Staten Island Technical High School Google rating: 4.6 out of 5; 485  Clawson St, Staten Island, NY 10306
  4. The Anderson School  Google rating: 4.6 out of 5; 100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024
  5. Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Google rating: 4.4 out of 5; 50 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204
  6. NEST+m, Google rating: 4.3 out of 5; 111 Columbia St, New York, NY 10002
  7.  Stuyvesant High School, Google rating: 4.3 out of 5;  345 Chambers St, New York, NY 10282
  8. TAG Young Scholars School, Google rating: 4.2 out of 5; 240 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029
  9. The 30th Avenue School, Google rating: 4.2 out of 5;  28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102
  10. Mark Twain Intermediate School 239, Google rating: 3.9 out of 5; 2401 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Hunter College Elementary Test Scores Released (sort of)
December 7, 2017, 4:11 pm
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NYC Moms and Dads Up in Arms!

After waiting for weeks (and in some cases months) NYC parents received their notices from Hunter College Elementary School test results. This year they decided not to give the parents the actual score from the Stanford-Binet but rather a “yes” or a “no” that their darling daughter or son made the cut-off to round two. Here’s the actual email a parent received from Hunter College Elementary when they found out their talented tot didn’t make the cut.

Dear <PARENT>,

Thank you for having <CHILD> participate in the Hunter College Elementary School (HCES) admissions process for Academic Year 2018-2019. We appreciate your interest in our school and learning community. However, it is with regret that we inform you that <CHILD> will not be advancing to Round 2 of the process.

This fall, 1640 children applied to Hunter College Elementary School for the fifty available seats, and all of these children participated in Round 1 of the process. We are aware that the Round 1 evaluation captured only one day of your child’s capabilities. Like <CHILD> , we know that our applicants are bright, dynamic children who will achieve academic success in the future. We simply do not have the ability to advance every student to the second round (R2).

We know that our admissions process is time-consuming and we recognize and value the effort you have put forth on <CHILD> ‘s behalf. The next entry point to the Hunter College Campus Schools is in grade seven, for Hunter College High School. We encourage you to check our seventh grade admissions criteria as soon as <CHILD> enters grade six.

We wish you and your child the best in finding the best fit for Kindergarten.


Sabra S. Pacheco
Director of Admissions and Outreach