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How to Apply

The TEAK Fellowship is NO LONGER accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. 


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 2019-2020 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.

•   Interested applicants must attend an information session (see dates) with their parent or guardian in order to apply

•  Submit the student’s 5th-grade report card and state test scores to [email protected] prior to the session


STEP 3: Take the TEAK Admissions Test.

•   TEAK will register the applicant for the SSAT mid-level exam at no cost to the family


STEP 4: Complete online application for Round I.

•  The Round 1 application includes written responses and 2 teacher recommendations


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].


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Admissions Timeline

September 2019 – January 2020

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


January 21st, 2020

•   Online applications due by 5:00PM


March 2020

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


March 20th, 2020

•   Round II Finalist applications due by 5:00PM


May 2020

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