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Kindergarten-3rd Grade Open Houses and Tours

Information for parents of children entering Kindergarten-3rd grade in fall 2016.

We think it’s helpful for parents to have this information before 
they hire a babysitter and travel a long distance to attend an Open House!
Test Scores
For the past eight 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 Department of Education (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. Please read the document posted at the bottom of this page 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 6 seats in total for 1st grade, but none for 2nd or 3rd grade at this time. Occasionally, seats will open up in any grade due to attrition; 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 2016

# of Anderson siblings eligible for those seats, that we know of as of 4/19/16

# of NYC children in 99th percentile


50 seats

8 siblings


1st grade

  6 seats

8 siblings


2nd grade

  0 seats

 0 siblings


3rd grade

         0 seats

2 siblings


Details about our Evening 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 if our auditorium reaches the maximum capacity allowed by the fire code.
  • The Open Houses will take place on Tuesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 21st, from 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Please arrive no earlier than 6:00 PM.
Daytime Tours
Parents of children who are offered a seat at The Anderson School for fall 2016 will be invited to take a daytime tour of our classrooms before the deadline to accept or decline the seat in early June. 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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