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.
For more information visit the DOE's Enrollment page:
Transportation is available to students in accordance with the eligibility guidelines of the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) Enrollment in a public elementary school, including for Gifted & Talented programs/schools does NOT guarantee school bus service. (Students who are eligible for specialized transportation - "door-to-door" bus service based on an IEP will receive bus service.) Read more about K-5 transportation.
Wingspan Arts is our after-school provider (K-5.) They have a moderate fee structure and offer some scholarships. Included are academic, athletic and artistic classes as well as homework help. After-school begins with a snack when school ends and runs until 6:00 PM. You can read about their program at www.wingspanarts.org . The Anderson School offers some programs for free: academic support (3-8), Manhattan Youth Afterschool (6-8) which includes sports teams & clubs.
If you have read this page and visited the Department of Education's website and still have questions about the application process, contact Anderson's Parent Coordinator, Ana Crenovich: ACrenovich@schools.nyc.gov or Community Coordinator, Donna Smiley: firstname.lastname@example.org