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The TEAK Difference

TEAK stands out for its commitment to diversity and choice. Admission to TEAK is based solely on academic achievement, leadership and personal potential, and financial need. TEAK does not base admission on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. TEAK offers a number of educational options to its students by incorporating public, parochial, and independent (day or boarding) high school partners.


TEAK admits high-achieving, motivated sixth-grade students from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and works with them through the summer after they graduate from high school. Rigorous academic preparation, guidance, and support through selective high schools and exposure to a strong group of peers and mentors give talented students who lack the economic resources of their peers more equal footing from which to compete and succeed in college.

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