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Moving to NYC or Leaving NYC Private School

SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE MOVING TO NEW YORK CITY:

The Department of Education (DOE) will only begin the admissions process for children who are currently residing in New York City. This applies to any type of school, at every grade level. 

All Grades: Once your child is a resident of New York City, you must visit the Borough Enrollment Office that services your NYC address for assistance in securing a seat for your child.

Grades K-5: The DOE recommends that you find housing in the zone of a school you like and to which you would be willing to send your child, because it is highly unlikely that your child will be placed in a grades K-5 Gifted and Talented (G&T) classroom upon entering the New York City public school system. The Anderson School has only G&T classrooms in grades K-5 and admission to those classes is run by the DOE.

RESEARCHING SCHOOLS 

The website InsideSchools.org has a very comprehensive page about finding a school in NYC.  (Click on the link "New to NYC Schools" in the first paragraph.) InsideSchools.org is a great resource that can inform you about all public schools at every grade level in New York City. In the upper left hand corner of their home page, you can begin your search for write-ups about schools by using a map of NYC school districts or by school name or number. 

The Department of Education has a page on its website with information for families who are new to NYC. The DOE's homepage has a “School Search” feature to search for schools by an address, a school name, grade level or by borough. There is a school directory for every district with admissions information and some basic school performance statistics for each school in that district. You can also call 311 (in New York City) for help.

APPLYING TO GRADES K–5 GIFTED AND TALENTED (G&T) CLASSROOMS

  • Grades K & 1: If your child lived in NYC on or before November 8, 2013, but you did not file a request to have your child tested for G&T classrooms by the DOE, then you missed the deadline to begin the Department of Education’s G & T admissions process for fall 2014. If you moved to NYC after 11/8/2013, the DOE will administer the G & T testing over the summer, but only for children entering grades K & 1 (and only for children who moved to NYC after 11/8/2013), though seats in G & T Kindergartens and 1st grade classrooms are extremely limited. Your child needs to register for grades K or 1 at your local general education school for fall 2014, as a G&T seat is not guaranteed. If your child does not get a G & T placement in the summer, you will be able to begin the G & T admissions process for fall 2015 in October 2014.
  • Grades 2 & 3: If your child moved to NYC after  11/8/2013 (or if your child lived in NYC on that date, but you did not file a request to have your child tested for G&T classrooms by the DOE), you missed the deadline to begin the Department of Education’s G & T admissions process for fall 2014. Your child needs to register for grade 2 or 3 at your local general education school for fall 2014, and you will be able to begin the G & T admissions process for fall 2015 in October 2014.
  • Grades 4 & 5:  The process for fall 2014 begins in August, 2014. You can read about the process here. 

OBTAINING PLACEMENT IN GRADES 6-8 

  • Grade 6: You can read about the admissions process for Anderson's 6th grade on this page of our website. You also must contact the Borough Enrollment Office that services your NYC address for assistance in securing a seat for your child in your district, as admission to The Anderson School is not guaranteed due to the large number of students who apply: Borough Enrollment Offices 
  • Grade 7: You can read about the admissions process for Anderson's 7th grade on this page of our website. You must also contact the Borough Enrollment Office that services your NYC address for assistance in securing a seat for your child in your district, as admission to The Anderson School is not guaranteed due to the large number of students who apply: Borough Enrollment Offices
  • Grade 8: We do not accept any new students into Anderson's 8th grade. You must contact the Borough Enrollment Office that services your NYC address for assistance in obtaining a placement for your child in your district: Borough Enrollment Offices
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