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Gifted and Talented Kindergarten Selection Process

2021 Admissions

This year, for children applying to enter programs in fall 2021, Gifted & Talented (G&T) offers will be made differently than in previous years.

  • We will not be administering a G&T test.

  • Instead, families and educators will help identify students for accelerated learning.

Who Can Participate

  • For families with children entering first, second, and third grades in fall 2021: Offers to G&T programs will be made to children from last year's G&T waitlists. The DOE will not be accepting new applications for these seats.

  • All families with children born in 2016 who live in New York City—including those who have temporarily relocated due to the COVID-19 pandemic—can participate in G&T admissions.

How to Participate:

If you would like your child who was born in 2016 to apply for kindergarten G&T programs

Click on the Link Below For Information


In New York City, children enter kindergarten in the fall of the calendar year they turn five, and are guaranteed a kindergarten seat at a public school. If you have a child born in 2016, you will apply to kindergarten this winter and your child will begin kindergarten in September 2021. Once your child starts kindergarten, they can remain at the same school until its final elementary grade.

Watch the Kindergarten Admissions Video Series

Immunization Compliance

New York State Public Health Law requires students to get certain vaccines in order to attend child care or school. 

Children must receive the flu vaccine by December 31, 2020. It is best to vaccinate your child as soon as the vaccine becomes available. It becomes available in early fall.


All students and Adults must wear face coverings  

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