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Kindergarten-3rd Grade Open Houses and Tours

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Open Houses and Tours

Open Houses (April/May) 
Open House events for Fall 2019 admission will be held on Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm. If you see The Anderson School listed as a choice on your child's application in April, you are welcome (but NOT REQUIRED) to attend one of these events.

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 over a decade, 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. 

Available Seats 
We have a total of 50 Kindergarten seats. We are aware of 13 siblings who qualified to be placed here with priority, leaving 37 seats for non-siblings as of 4/17/19 (although we have not yet heard from all of our families.) We expect to have 8 seats in total for 1st grade, and 1 seat each in 2nd and 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. 


Seats available at Anderson for Fall 2019

# of Anderson siblings eligible for those seats, that we know of as of 4/17/19

# of NYC children in 99th percentile


50 seats

13 siblings


1st grade

 8 seats

2 siblings


2nd grade

  1 seat

 2 siblings


3rd grade

         1 seat

0 siblings


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.) 

Daytime Tours (June)
Parents of children who are offered a seat at The Anderson School for Fall 2019 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.

Further Information

For information about transportationvisit 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.

Ana Crenovich,
Apr 6, 2017, 10:33 AM
Ana Crenovich,
May 31, 2017, 2:37 PM
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