We are pleased to invite your child to take the Anderson School’s admissions test for incoming sixth graders for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please follow the link provided below to select an appointment for testing for Saturday, January 11th at 9:00 am or noon.
You must now:
RSVP to this link Anderson Middle School Entrance Exam or go to www.schoolbookings.net and when prompted to enter a code, XXXX Please respond by January 7, 2020, to let us know if your child will take our admissions exam.
If you have a religious conflict on Saturdays, please send an email immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our make-up test date is Thursday, January 23rd from 3:30-5:30 pm.
We will need a copy of that paperwork by January 6th. (If your child has a 504 for extended time for testing, you must schedule a morning test appointment only.)
Please note: If your child is ill on the testing date, please send an email to us that morning. You must provide us with a doctor’s note in order to be permitted to reschedule testing.
On Test Day:
Some children complete the testing in 45 minutes while others like to take advantage of the full two-hour testing time. Whenever they are finished, students will be released to the auditorium where we will have volunteers to supervise them. A cell phone will be available, so your child can contact you if you are not in the building when he/she is finished with the exam.
The Anderson admissions test is not a standardized test; it is a test written by Anderson teachers, similar to a mid-term classroom exam, consisting of a writing assignment and a math assessment. There are no multiple-choice sections.
Students will be offered a total of two hours to complete the test, although they may leave when they are done. There will be NO interview. Please do NOT have your child bring a portfolio.
Student cell phones must be turned off during the test. They will be collected prior to the start of the exam by the proctor in each room. If the faculty or staff determines that a student’s cell phone is on or has been used at any point during the testing (including the classroom, hallways, stairwells, or restrooms) his/her test will become invalid immediately and the student will not be eligible for retesting for this year.
If the proctor feels that a student is cheating (looking at another student’s work or talking to another student during the exam) their test will become invalid immediately and the student will not be eligible for retesting.
Do not invite friends or classmates who may also have applied. Students who are not scheduled for this date/time will not be admitted. This test will be a significant part of the school’s evaluation for admission to the 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year and it is also the only way to be considered for admission to the 7th grade for the 2021-2021 school year. If you are no longer interested in having your child test for admission to The Anderson School, please let us know right away.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Jodi Hyde, Principal
Nicole Chandonnet, Assistant Principal
Donna Smiley, Community Coordinator
Ana Crenovich, Parent Coordinator
The Anderson School PS 334
100 West 77th Street, Room G31
New York, NY 10024
212.595.7193 x1071 phone
NOTE: Anderson does not release its entrance exam but does share that it is a tough math test of about 20 questions with no multiple-choice options. The test is above-grade-level and they are looking to admit those who not only answer correctly but also show work best. There is also an essay component. For years, the essay was based on a reflection of passage compared with a poem. In 2018, the essay was a personal narrative essay, similar to the Hunter essay. For privacy reasons, we cannot detail more about this test.
The Anderson School does not release any portion of its exam, and so the prep course we offer at Kweller is just to familiarize students with above-grade-level math questions and advanced personal essay writing. Students interested in taking the Anderson test should score high 4s on their 4th-grade state tests, have nearly perfect attendance, and list Anderson as their first choice on the public middle school application.