6th Grade Admissions
Admissions for the 2024-2025 school year
The Anderson School is a choice on every 5th grader's middle school application in MySchools. Please be sure to rank schools in your true order of preference.
We encourage twice-exceptional ICT students to apply.
Screened admissions will be used by the Enrollment Office to determine who is eligible for offers to The Anderson School, using students' fourth grade final report card grades in core subjects (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies). There is no sibling priority for sixth grade admissions.
The Anderson School will hold two Open Houses for students and parents who need more information about the school to determine their rankings. Attending an Open House is NOT NECESSARY TO APPLY here.
The first will be an in-person Open House on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm, with a virtual Open House on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm (zoom link below). There is no need to register. Both events will cover the same material (although there will be no virtual tour) and are first come, until/if we reach capacity.
Join Zoom Meeting (12/6/23 6:00-7:15 pm)
Meeting ID: 943 3557 7300
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Anderson is a K-8 school; therefore, fifth graders currently enrolled in Anderson are guaranteed a seat in our sixth grade if they choose to continue at Anderson. However, we usually expand our class size slightly in sixth grade and we expect to have a minimum of 8 seats available in sixth grade for Fall 2024.
The Anderson School is a rigorous, academically accelerated public school that seeks a diverse student population and welcomes applications from motivated, hard-working students of all races, ethnic and economic backgrounds living in any of the five boroughs. Students who apply to The Anderson School should be prepared to work above grade-level if they attend the school.
We also seek motivated, high achieving, twice-exceptional, fifth grade students who are designated as Integrated Collaborative Teaching (ICT) by the DOE to fill some of our sixth grade seats for the 2024-25 school year. Twice-exceptional students at Anderson are extremely hard-workers with a strong sense of curiosity and dedication to their academics, be ferocious readers, or have an insatiable desire to delve into one or more topics, but they may need support with their executive function skills. Half of the classes in sixth, seventh, and eighth are ICT classes. (That's one ICT class in each of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.)
All students applying to The Anderson School (general education and Integrated Collaborative Teaching/ICT) will use the DOE’s MySchools site to access the DOE's middle school application.
If your child is not enrolled in a NYC public school, you will have to contact a Family Welcome Center to be assigned a student ID.
Anderson Middle School Open Houses Are Completed for The 2023 Admissions Cycle
If you missed the Anderson Middle School open houses for the 2023 admissions cycle,
please view the AMS slide show on the home page.