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7th Grade Admissions

UPDATE 4/9/2014: The deadline to apply to 7th grade for fall 2014 has passed. 


The Anderson School (PS334) 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 7th grade application process; there is a separate page for 6th grade application information. For information about Open Houses and Tours, please visit this page.

 
Overview
Students must apply directly to the Anderson School using our school’s own application.
Students from any district or borough may apply, providing they meet the initial criteria outlined below. Every applicant meeting the initial academic criteria who has submitted an on time application will be invited to participate in an admissions test given at the school that includes a writing assignment and math assessment.

Most years, a number of our students are accepted into Hunter College High School, which begins at 7th grade. We never know how many 7th grade seats are available until those students decide whether or not to attend Hunter (in late March.) 

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

Initial Admissions Criteria 

In order to maintain our high academic standards and to ensure a diverse student population, we accept applications from students living anywhere in New York City, without regard to current school district, who meet the following initial criteria: 
  • High academic performance and good attendance based on report cards (interim 6th grade report card and final 5th grade report card.)
  • Public school students must have achieved a minimum score on both the 4th grade New York State tests (Spring 2012) of:
723 English Language Arts (ELA)
735 Math
OR a minimum score on both the 5th grade New York State tests (Spring 2013) of: 
346 English Language Arts (ELA) 
343 Math 
  • If the student has not been attending a New York State public school, submit any standardized test documentation from 4th and 5th grade. If no standardized tests were taken, submit all other components of application packet and our admissions committee will determine if student will be invited to take Anderson's entrance exam.
  • A strong teacher recommendation (two recommendations, if not attending a NYC public school)

Application for 7th Grade – 3 actions required: (Please note: our website, online form and documents are all Google. Internet Explorer is not always able to open Google products, so if you are having difficulties, try opening our website in another browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari.)

1. Fill out the online Student Information/Application Form here. (The deadline to apply has passed, so this link has been disabled.)

2. Download the Application Instructions here(The deadline to apply has passed, but we have left this online for your information.)

3. Download the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form here.

If you are having difficulty using the link for the Student Information/Application Form (#1 above), copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVsM1BGVmlYXzdtMl9ZUWJzZkFRV2c6MA(The deadline to apply has passed, so this link has been disabled.)

Selection Process
Every applicant meeting the initial academic criteria who has submitted an on-time application will be invited to participate in an admissions test given at the school that includes a writing assignment and math assessment. The acceptance list and ranked waitlist will be created after a thorough evaluation of the students performance on the onsite test, report cards, test scores, and the teacher recommendation. There is no preference given to where these students live, nor do we have a sibling policy. We do not conduct student interviews or review portfolios of work.

Admissions notifications will be distributed to families in the spring.


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: DSmiley@schools.nyc.gov.
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Marcie Shaw,
Oct 23, 2013, 3:26 PM
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Marcie Shaw,
Oct 23, 2013, 3:26 PM
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