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Visiting Grades K-3

Evening Open Houses/Classroom Tours for parents of students entering Kindergarten-3rd grade in fall 2015.

We think it’s helpful for parents to have this information before 
hire a babysitter and travel a long distance to attend an Open House!
Test Scores
For the past seven years, only children with an overall G&T percentile rank in the 99th percentile have been offered seats in grades K-3 at The Anderson School by the DOE (except siblings of current Anderson students.) We don’t anticipate that this will change this year. Although children who scored at or above the 97th percentile are eligible to apply to Anderson and their parents will see our name as an option on their applications, the chance of being offered a seat here is highly unlikely. This year, across NYC a total of 689 children scored in the 99th percentile for Kindergarten, 247 children scored in the 99th for 1st grade, 56 for 2nd grade and 99 for 3rd. Please read the document posted below for a clarification of the placement process. 

Available Seats
We have a total of 50 Kindergarten seats. We do not yet know how many of these seats will be taken by siblings of current students. We expect to have 7 seats in total for 1st grade, but none for 2nd or 3rd grade at this time. However, the number of seats available should not be a factor in how you rank your school choices. To understand why, please read the document with placement information posted at the bottom of this page.


Seats available at Anderson for fall 2015

# of Anderson siblings eligible for those seats, that we know of as of 4/15/15

# of NYC children in 99th percentile


50 seats

7 siblings


1st grade

  7 seats

3 siblings


2nd grade

  0 seats

 1 siblings


3rd grade

             0 seats

4 siblings


Details about our Open Houses

  • You are NOT required to attend an Open House in order to rank Anderson as a choice on your G&T application; however, we encourage parents to attend in order to make an informed decision about their child’s education
  • Our evening Open Houses include an information session with members of our administration and faculty, followed by a self-guided tour of our classrooms, where current parents will be available to answer your questions.
  • The Open Houses are for grown-ups only.
  • No registration is required; however, each evening we will limit attendance once our auditorium has reached the maximum capacity allowed by the fire code.
  • The Open Houses will take place on Thursday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 22nd, from 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Please arrive no earlier than 5:45 PM.
  • FAQ sheets about Anderson's elementary grades in English, Russian, Chinese and Spanish and a document with information about the placement process are attached below. These will be the handouts at our Open Houses.

Daytime Tours

Parents of children who are offered a seat at The Anderson School for fall 2015 will be invited to take a daytime tour of our classrooms before the deadline to accept or decline the seat. If you receive a notice from the Department of Education that your child has been offered a seat here, please check this web page right away. We will post information about the tours here as soon as we are able, once we know the offers have been sent to parents. 

Our Location

We are located at 100 West 77th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, in the William O'Shea Campus building. The nearest subway stops are at Broadway & 79th Street (the #1 train) and at 81st & Central Park West/American Museum of Natural History (the B and C trains.) 

Further Information
For information about transportation, visit this page.
For information about applying to Kindergarten - 3rd grade at Anderson, visit this page
For information about applying to 4th & 5th grades, visit this page.
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