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6th Grade Admissions

UPDATE 10/30/2014: We have not yet received approval from the DOE for our new admissions process. Once we do, we will post our application, admissions eligibility criteria, admissions deadline, and Open House dates on this page. We hope we are able to post them by November 7, 2014. Please do not call the school, as we will not have any details to give you before then. 

On March 31, 2014, the New York State Legislature passed a law prohibiting school districts from making “any student promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on student performance on the state administered standardized English language arts and mathematics assessments for grades three through eight.” Given this new legislation the New York City Department of Education has required every middle school with specialized admissions to revise its admissions process to comply with the new law. Each new process must be vetted by the DOE before it can be put into place and that is why our application information is not yet available. Please be patient!

The Anderson School (PS 334) seeks a diverse student population and welcomes applications from students of all races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds living in any of the five boroughs. Students entering grades 6 and 7 may apply; new students are not admitted into 8th grade.  This page describes the 6th grade application process; there is a separate page for 7th grade application information. For information about Open Houses and tours, please visit this page.
Students must apply directly to the Anderson School using our school’s own application. 
Our application is separate from the district middle school application public school students will submit to their guidance counselor, but has the same due date. We are not listed on any district’s application because we are a citywide admissions school. Students from any district or borough may apply, providing they meet the initial criteria outlined below. Applying to Anderson does not jeopardize your chances of being made an offer from any other school.

Please remember that we are a K-8 school, therefore 5th graders currently enrolled in Anderson are guaranteed a seat in our 6th grade if they choose to continue at Anderson, as long as they are in good academic standing. However, we usually expand our class size slightly in 6th grade.

If you are new to the NYC public schools (moving to NYC or switching from a NYC private school) please read this page.

Visiting Anderson
For information about Open Houses and Tours, please visit this page.

Unfortunately, we do not have enough staff to handle all of our admissions phone calls - thank you for understanding.
If you have read this page and still have questions about the application process, contact Donna Smiley: