NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island NYC Gifted and Talented Test Prep

Manhattan has been the mecca of the NYC Gifted and Talented test prep

Although, there is a high-demand for practice questions in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island Gifted and Talented Test Prep. And the Bronx is also seeing a slight increase in parents preparing their talented tots. Although Staten Island has 6 district wide programs for the G&T program there currently is no citywide program there and in the Bronx. Many parents use private tutors to help their child succeed on the OLSAT and NNAT-2 tests while some use workbooks. The good news is there’s an online tool from Testing Mom that has tons of free practice questions for the NYC gifted and talented.

If you live in Queens, parents there are fighting the DOE to keep the policy of automatic admissions for middle school if the child is in the G&T program in elementary school. Here’s a quote from a mom who has a child attending the gifted and talented program in Queens:

Even in kindergarten, the homework workload is just over the top,” she said. “The kids who are there by fifth grade belong in the G&T program,” she added. “These kids work so hard.”

I suppose she’s inferring that other kids in non-G&T classroom don’t work hard and don’t deserve automatic placement like her darling child? Hmmmm. In my opinion, students applying to middle school should all be on the same playing field. If they are looking at state scores, report cards and teacher reports then shouldn’t G&T students already have an advantage? Seems that way to me.

Here’s the list of the gifted and talented citywide programs and any student who receives a qualifying score in any of the boroughs can apply to one of these very popular programs.




School Name

Manhattan 1 Lower East Side New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math – NEST + M
Manhattan 3 Upper West Side The Anderson School
Manhattan 4 Far Upper East Side TAG Young Scholars 
Brooklyn 20 Bensonhurst Brooklyn School Of Inquiry
Queens 30 Flushing The 30th Avenue School

Gifted and Talented NYC Prep Books by Kumon
August 17, 2009, 8:34 pm
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Although the following books aren’t specifically designed for the OLSAT tests given for the gifted and talented program in New York City we’ve found them very valuable in preparing our child for repetitive tasks for math, vocabulary and arts and craft projects. These Kumon books are very well structured and you’ll be sure your child knows the content inside and out by the time you’re through. The books helped provide a baseline of tasks for a child to get in OLSAT test prep mode for the gifted and talented placement exams for the New York City public school system. The books below are for mostly for ages 4-5-6 and these are very reasonably priced so you get a lot of bang for your buck by purchasing several of these workbooks to help prep your child for the OLSAT.

My First Book Of Uppercase Letters (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Tracing (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Cutting (Kumon Workbooks)

Kumon: My First Book of Lowercase Letters

My Book of Easy Mazes (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Mazes

My Book of Telling Time: Learning About Minutes (Kumon Workbooks)

Let’s Fold! (Kumon First Steps Workbooks)

My Book of Alphabet Games

My Book Of Simple Addition

My Book of Writing Words: Learning about Consonants and Vowels (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Number Games 1-70 (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Number Games 1-150 (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Rhyming Words (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book of Amazing Crafts (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book of Coloring: At the Zoo