Gifted and Talented

G&T News

Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!

All students who will be entering kindergarten through third grade for the 2019-2010 school year can sign up to test for G&T programs. Get ready by taking these next steps:

Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2019-2010 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.

If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2018-2019 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.

If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2018-2019 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.


G&T Admissions Overview

Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions by taking the G&T Test.

Who Can Take the G&T Test?

  • Families with children who are currently in pre-K through second grade.
  • Current New York City residents.
  • Current students at public district schools, Pre-K Centers, NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEEC), charter schools, private schools, and parochial schools.
  • Students with Disabilities (SWD) are encouraged to take the G&T Test. All G&T programs are expected to welcome and support all students in accordance with their Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
  • English Language Learners (ELL) participate in the same G&T Admissions process as students whose first language is English.
  • Students in Temporary Housing (STH) are encouraged to participate in G&T Admissions even if their housing situation is uncertain.
  • Students who are currently attending District G&T programs can test to apply to Citywide G&T programs. Students who are currently attending Citywide G&T programs are not eligible to test for a different G&T placement.

How Can You Get Started?

Use the resources below to learn about program options and the admissions process:

G&T resources are also available in translation:

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For more information about Gifted and Talented admissions, go to the New York City Department of Education website.