Admission

Students are eligible for admission to TEAK in the fall of their sixth grade year.  Please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify for admission to TEAK.  If you do, please fill out the Admission Info Request Form.  Through a comprehensive process that begins every fall, applicants participate in several rounds of screening that include a financial assessment, diagnostic tests, a written application, and interviews. TEAK Fellowships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need. If you will be in the 6th grade during the 2014-2015 school year and you would like additional information on how to apply to TEAK, please call the TEAK Admission Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190. Click here to view TEAK's Admission Flyer (English & Spanish).

TEAK is no longer considering new applicants for the 2014-2015 Admission Season. Please call the TEAK Admission Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190 if you are interested in applying for the 2015-2016 Admission Season beginning the fall of 2015.

Eligibility Requirements
Qualified candidates MUST:

  • Be enrolled in sixth grade at the time of their application
  • Attend a public or parochial school in one of the five boroughs of NYC and be a NYC resident
  • Earn 90% or above in all classes
  • Obtained a 3 or 4 on the 5th-grade ELA and Math New York State Test and/or scored in the 90th percentile on other standardized tests taken in the 5th grade
  • Come from families with financial need
  • Provide proof of academic merit and family income
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Must have strong attendance and punctuality records

Information Sessions 

Students are eligible for admission to TEAK in the fall of their sixth grade year.  Please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify for admission to TEAK.  If you do, please fill out the Admission Info Request Form. Through a comprehensive process that begins every fall, applicants participate in several rounds of screening that include a financial assessment, diagnostic tests, a written application, and interviews. TEAK Fellowships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need. If you will be in the 6th grade during the 2014-2015 school year and you would like additional information on how to apply to TEAK, please call the TEAK Admission Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190. Click here to view TEAK's Admission Flyer (English & Spanish).


    Admission Timeline

    October 2015 2015-2016 Admission season begins

    November 2015 Admission Information Sessions are held 

    January 2016 Application period and students take first admission test

    March 2016 TEAK selects finalists 

    March/April 2016 Selected finalists are interviewed

    May 2016 TEAK selects the new class