Gifted and Talented Program

The Gifted and Talented program identifies and supports exceptional students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

If your child is currently in pre-K through second grade, you can participate in the Gifted and Talented admissions process.

Gifted and talented students are identified through a rigorous testing process. If your child passes the test, you are eligible to apply for Citywide and District Gifted and Talented programs. Students are not guaranteed a placement in a program.

  • Citywide Gifted and Talented programs accept students from all boroughs and all students in the school attend the program. Students must get an overall score of 97% or above to be eligible to apply for Citywide programs.
  • District Gifted and Talented programs are located within district elementary schools from kindergarten to fifth grade. Students must get an overall score of 90% or above to be eligible to apply for District programs.

Exams are available in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • French
  • Korean
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Haitian-Creole (Kreyol)
  • Russian
  • Urdu

Before your child can take the exam, you must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form in person or online. The deadline to submit the RFT for the 2019-2020 school year is November 9, 2018.