Kindergarten-3rd Grade Admissions

Admissions Notifications for the 2021–22 School Year

The current Gifted and Talented admissions notifications for the 2021–22 school year were released on July 13, 2021 in MySchools. Families can log in and see their child's waitlist position for each school they ranked higher than the placement they received. Anderson has 2 waitlists for Kindergarten: General Education and Diversity in Admissions (DIA*). See below for more information.

The Anderson School has 50 Kindergarten seats each year, many of which are filled by siblings who have priority for these seats per the DOE. We do not expect that the waitlist will move more than a dozen numbers this year. We will be sure to contact you via email or phone if your child's name is next on the waitlist.

*Priority to applicants who live in northern Manhattan and the south Bronx, for 30% of kindergarten seats. Specifically, this priority is for applicants who live in District 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, or 12, as well as for applicants who live north of 96th Street in District 3 or south of 178th Street in District 6.

Placement for grades 1 - 4 will rely on waitlists from 2020.

For more information visit the DOE's Enrollment page:

If you have questions specific to Anderson, please contact Donna Smiley, Community Coordinator ( or Ana Crenovich, Parent Coordinator (

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