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How to Apply

Students are eligible for admission to TEAK only in the fall of their sixth grade year – please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify. If you are interested in TEAK and would like to receive more information, please fill out the Admissions Info Request Form. If you would like additional information on how to apply to TEAK, please call the TEAK Admissions Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190.

 

Every year, more than 250 sixth-graders apply for a TEAK Fellowship and approximately 30 students are admitted at the end of the season. Through a six-month, comprehensive process that begins every fall, applicants participate in several rounds of screening that include a written application, diagnostic exams, a financial assessment, and interviews. TEAK is committed to serving New York City families with economic disadvantages, thus TEAK Fellowships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need.

TEAK's Admission Flyer (English & Spanish)

 

The Application Process for 2018 is now closed.

Check back in September 2018 for the next application period for 2019 admissions.

 

Eligibility Requirements


Qualified candidates must:

  • Be a NYC resident enrolled in sixth grade at the time of their application
  • Attend a public or parochial school in one of the five boroughs of NYC
  • Earn 90% or above in all classes
  • Should have earned a scaled score of 337 or above on the 5th-grade NY State ELA exam and a scaled score of 346 or above on the 5th-grade NY State Math exam and/or scored in the 90th percentile on other standardized exams taken in the 5th grade
  • Come from families with financial need
  • Provide proof of academic merit and family income
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have strong attendance and punctuality records

 

Information Sessions


Once you have submitted your information on the Admissions Info Request Form, an admission representative will contact you to guide you through the next steps in the admissions process. All applicants are required to attend an Admissions Information Session, with a parent or guardian, before they can be considered eligible for admission. See dates and times below.

Monday, November 13

6:30PM – 7:30PM

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Saturday, November 18

 

10:30AM – 11:30AM

Queens Borough Public Library – Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11432

Monday, November 27

 

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road

Bronx, NY 10458

Tuesday, November 28

 

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Packer Collegiate Institute

170 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Between Clinton & Court Streets)

Saturday, December 2

 

10:30AM – 11:30AM

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Wednesday, December 6

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Thursday, December 7

*Sesión en español*

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Saturday, December 9

 

10:30am – 11:30am

Queens Museum – New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Meridian Road

Corona, NY, 11368

Tuesday, December 12

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road

Bronx, NY 10458

Thursday, December 14

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Saturday, December 16

 

10:30am – 11:30am

Packer Collegiate Institute

170 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Between Clinton & Court Streets)

Monday, January 8

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Thursday, January 11

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The TEAK Fellowship

16 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10010 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)


Admissions Timeline


October: Admissions season begins
November – December: Admissions Information Sessions take place in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan
January: Application period begins and applicants take their first admissions exam
March: Selected finalists take their second admissions exam
March – April: Selected finalists are interviewed
May: Families are notified if they have been selected to join TEAK’s newest class
May: Newly admitted students begin their TEAK Fellowship journey!