NYC Gifted and Talented Test

What is the NYC Gifted and Talented Test?

The NYC Gifted and Talented Test is an assessment administered by the city’s Department of Education (DOE) to identify gifted children aged 4-7 (students who are entering Kindergarten through third grade) and determine their eligibility for admission into New York City’s G&T schools and programs. NYC’s G&T test includes two equal portions derived from two commonly administered gifted assessments:

  • Verbal section of the OLSAT® (Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®, Eighth Edition) – comprises 50% of the composite score
  • Nonverbal section of the NNAT®-2 (Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test, Second Edition) – comprises 50% of the composite score

To take the NYC Gifted and Talented Test, you must submit a Request for Testing form (RFT form) two months before the deadline in November. There are three ways to submit an RFT: 1) online, 2) in person at your child’s current public school, or 3) if your child is currently enrolled at a private learning institution or doesn’t attend school yet, you may submit your form to a local DOE Enrollment Office.

Important: No mailed RFT forms will be accepted.

Eligible NYC students may apply to:

  1. District Gifted & Talented Programs. Students may apply to one of nearly 100 possible G&T programs spread across the majority of NYC’s 32 districts according to their current district of residence. District G&T programs include only a few gifted and talented classes per grade.
  2. Citywide Gifted & Talented Programs. Students from all five boroughs may apply to any of the five citywide NYC G&T programs currently available, but only those who test in the top 97th-99th percentiles will be considered. Any student who’s eligible for a citywide gifted program is by default also eligible for district programs. Citywide programs consist entirely of gifted and talented classes and typically receive more applicants for the limited number of seats available than district programs, which are less well-known and competitive than their citywide counterparts.
  3. Hunter College Elementary (Manhattan residents only). All Kindergarten applicants must take a modified version of the Stanford-Binet® V (Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales®, Fifth Edition®) test administered one-on-one by a Hunter-approved psychologist. If your child earns a qualifying score during Round 1, he or she will be invited to participate in Round 2 of testing to determine admissions eligibility.

As you start prepping your child for the NYC Gifted and Talented test make sure you also explore all the many options available to you for tons of gifted and talented programs sprinkled throughout the city. There are gifted programs in all 5 boroughs throughout the city. Although, only Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan offer the very popular city wide programs available for students at this time. Both Staten Island and the Bronx have G&T programs but these programs are offered at the district level as long as the child makes the qualifying score on the test. NYC Parents not only need to prepare for the test, they need to prepare to visit the schools the child is eligible to attend.

Here is the entire list of G&T programs in all 5 boroughs:

Borough District School DBN School Name
Manhattan 01 01M539 New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School
Manhattan 03 03M334 The Anderson School
Manhattan 04 04M012 TAG Young Scholars
Brooklyn 20 20K686 Brooklyn School Of Inquiry
Queens 30 30Q300 The 30th Avenue School


Manhattan districtwide G&T programs:

District School DBN Manhattan G&T
01 01M015 P.S. 015 Roberto Clemente
01 01M110 P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale
02 02M011 P.S. 011 William T.  Harris
02 02M033 P.S. 033 Chelsea Prep
02 02M077 P.S. 77 Lower Lab School
02 02M111 P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs
02 02M124 P.S. 124 Yung Wing
02 02M130 P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto
02 02M198 P.S. 198 Isador E. Ida Straus
02 02M217 P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island
03 03M163 P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith
03 03M165 P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon
03 03M166 P.S. 166 The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts and Technology
04 04M102 P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
05 05M129 P.S. 129 John H. Finley
06 06M153 P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell


Bronx districtwide G&T programs

District School DBN Bronx G&T
08 08X072 P.S. 072 Dr. William Dorney
08 08X182 P.S. 182
09 09X199 P.S. 199x The Shakespeare School
09 09X204 P.S. 204 Morris Heights
10 10X007 Milton Fein School
10 10X024 P.S. 024 Spuyten Duyvil
11 11X121 P.S. 121 Throop
11 11X153 P.S. 153 Helen Keller


Brooklyn districtwide gifted and talented programs

District School DBN Brooklyn G&T
13 13K009 P.S. 009 Teunis G. Bergen
13 13K056 P.S. 056 Lewis H. Latimer
13 13K282 P.S. 282 Park Slope
14 14K132 P.S. 132 The Conselyea School
15 15K032 P.S. 032 Samuel Mills Sprole
15 15K038 P.S. 038 The Pacific
15 15K230 P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen
17 17K316 P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud
18 18K115 P.S. 115 Daniel Mucatel School
19 19K149 P.S. 149 Danny Kaye
19 19K677 East New York Elementary School Of Excellence
20 20K102 P.S. 102 The Bayview
20 20K104 P.S./I.S. 104 The Fort Hamilton School
20 20K164 P.S. 164 Caesar Rodney
20 20K200 P.S. 200 Benson School
20 20K204 P.S. 204 Vince Lombardi
20 20K205 P.S. 205 Clarion
20 20K229 P.S. 229 Dyker  
20 20K748 P.S. 748 Brooklyn School For Global Scholars  
21 21K095 P.S. 095 The Gravesend  
21 21K099 P.S. 099 Isaac Asimov  
21 21K215 P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss  
22 22K052 P.S. 052 Sheepshead Bay  
22 22K109 P.S. 109  
22 22K193 P.S. 193 Gil Hodges  
22 22K195 P.S. 195 Manhattan Beach  
22 22K197 P.S. 197 The Kings Highway Academy  
22 22K236 P.S. 236 Mill Basin  
32 32K376 P.S. 376  


Queens districtwide gifted and talented programs

District School DBN Queens G&T Name
24 24Q016 P.S. Q016 The Nancy Debenedittis School
24 24Q068 P.S. 068 Cambridge
24 24Q119 I.S. 119 The Glendale
24 24Q153 P.S. 153 Maspeth Elem
24 24Q229 P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan
24 24Q290 A.C.E. Academy For Scholars At The Geraldine Ferraro Campus
24 24Q330 P.S. 330
25 25Q021 P.S. 021 Edward Hart
25 25Q032 P.S. 032 State Street
25 25Q079 P.S. 079 Francis Lewis
25 25Q165 P.S. 165 Edith K. Bergtraum
25 25Q193 P.S. 193 Alfred J.  Kennedy
25 25Q209 P.S. 209 Clearview Gardens
25 25Q214 P.S. 214 Cadwallader Colden
26 26Q018 P.S. 018 Winchester
26 26Q115 P.S. 115 The James J. Ambrose   School
26 26Q133 P.S. 133 Queens
26 26Q188 P.S. 188 Kingsbury
26 26Q203 P.S. 203 Oakland Gardens
27 27Q108 P.S. 108 Captain Vincent G. Fowler
28 28Q121 P.S. 121 Queens
28 28Q144 P.S. 144 Col Jeromus Remsen
28 28Q174 P.S. 174 William Sidney Mount
28 28Q220 P.S. 220 Edward Mandel
29 29Q176 P.S. 176 Cambria Heights
30 30Q085 P.S. 085 Judge Charles Vallone
30 30Q122 P.S. 122 Mamie Fay
30 30Q150 P.S. 150 Queens
30 30Q166 P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein


Staten Island districtwide gifted and talented programs

District School DBN Staten Island G&T
31 31R003 P.S. 003 The Margaret Gioiosa School
31 31R008 P.S. 8 Shirlee Solomon
31 31R042 P.S. 042 Eltingville
31 31R045 P.S. 045 John Tyler
31 31R050 P.S. 050 Frank Hankinson
31 31R053 P.S. 053 The Barbara Esselborn School
31 31R060 P.S. 060 Alice Austen
31 31R069 P.S. 069 Daniel D. Tompkins