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How to Apply


The 2023-2024 admissions nomination season is closed. The nomination form for the 2024-2025 admissions season will open in late September 2024. If you know of a student who will be a sixth (6th) grader during the 2024-25 academic year and meets TEAK’s criteria, we highly encourage you to nominate them beginning in early September 2024.


Inquire about the 2024-2025 Season



If you have any questions, please contact Director of Admissions, Kimberly Johnson, at [email protected] or (212) 288-6678, ext 104.


How to Apply



STEP 1: Check your child’s eligibility.

Qualified students must:

•   Be an NYC resident enrolled in sixth grade in the 2023-2024 academic year
•   Achieved 90% or above in all classes
•   Come from families with financial need (check financial eligibility below)
•   Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (parent status not required)
•   Have strong attendance and punctuality record



STEP 2: Sign up for an information session (Mandatory)

Attendance at an information session is mandatory for all applicants.


STEP 3: Complete the online application for Round 1.

• The application asks for the student’s 5th grade report card, 6th grade report card, written responses from the student and parent or guardian, and two teacher recommendations (one from an ELA Teacher and one from a Math teacher). The application is now open and will remain open until late January 2024.



STEP 4: Await notification from TEAK staff about your status.

•   TEAK will select approximately 80-100 finalists in Round 2. Finalists will take an admissions exam and complete an interview.




Financial Eligibility


TEAK evaluates the financial eligibility of its applicants to maintain its commitment to serving students that come from low-income backgrounds. TEAK uses a holistic approach to determine eligibility by considering a variety of factors, including household income, assets, and other factors that impact a family’s financial circumstances.


*Families who fall below the maximum income requirement according to their household size in NYC are eligible to apply.

HOUSEHOLD SIZE Maximum Income Requirement
2 $113,000
3 $127,100
4 $141,200
5 $152,500
6 $163,800
7 $175,100
8 $186,400


If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office at (212) 288-6678 ext 104 or email us at admissions@teakfellowship.org. Para Español, llame a (212) 288-6678 ext 105 or 196.