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How to Apply

The TEAK Fellowship will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year in the fall of 2019. Please fill out our inquiry form here and we will notify you when the application opens.

Please see the following information to learn how to apply.

STEP 1: Check your child’s eligibility.

Qualified students must:

•   Be a NYC resident enrolled in sixth-grade in the 2018-2019 academic year
•   Achieved 90% or above in all classes
•   Scored 3s or 4s on 5th-grade state exams in ELA and Math
•   Come from families with financial need (income approximately $25,000 or less per household member)
•   Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (parent status not required)
•   Have strong attendance and punctuality record



STEP 2:Register and attend an information session.

•   Attendance at an information session is required before you can proceed to the online application

•   Please refer to the full list of dates and locations below



STEP 3: Complete online application for Round I.

•   After we verify your child’s eligibility at the information session, you will be directed to the application platform



STEP 4: Take the TEAK Admissions Test.

•   TEAK will register your child for the test at no cost to your family



STEP 5: Await notification from TEAK staff about your status.

•   Finalists will complete additional interviews and an essay



If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office at (212) 288-6678 x190 or email us at [email protected].


TEAK’s Admission Flyer (English & Spanish)

Admissions Timeline

September 2018 – January 2019

•   Admissions Process opens
•   Admissions Information Sessions take place in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan
•   Applicants take admissions exam


January 15th, 2019

•   Online applications due by 5:00PM


March 2019

•   Round II Finalists are notified and invited for interviews at the TEAK office


March 19th, 2019

•   Round II Finalist applications due by 5:00PM


May 2019

•   Final decisions are made and applicants are notified of acceptances
•   Fellows begin TEAK’s Middle School Academy Summer Institute