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How Do I Apply To BSGE?

As A 6th Grade Student Applying For 7th-Grade Admissions:

Visit In order to create a MySchools account, you will need an email address, your child’s Student ID (OSIS) number and a personalized Account Creation Code. For public school families, you can get your child’s Account Creation Code from your current school counselor Non-public school students (private and parochial), should contact and visit your local Family Welcome Center for assistance. Be sure to bring a copy of your child’s final 5th-grade report card/transcript, Terra Nova results and two documents verifying proof of address When you log into MySchools, you will be able to review your child’s personal and academic information. If you notice missing or incorrect information you can:

  • Public school students: Contact your child’s current school as soon as possible
  • Non-public school students: Contact your local Family Welcome Center for assistance

The deadline to complete this Middle School Application is December 2nd. For assistance in completing this process, talk with your school counselor Visit a Family Welcome Center. Call 718-935-2009 or Email

Selected students will be invited to an on-site assessment at BSGE to be conducted on January 18, 2019. Students selected to join BSGE will receive an acceptance letter in April.

Admissions Rubric Year 1 Pre-IB

(7th Grade, September 2020)

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) is a public school dedicated to the achievement of academic excellence and the development, in each student, of a positive self-image, love of learning, respect for others, and reverence for life. Our vision is the implementation of the curriculum frameworks and assessments of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in every classroom, to an ethnically, economically and intellectually diverse student body that reflects the diversity of New York City public schools.

At BSGE, our Pre-IB Diploma Program covers grades 7-10 and is based on the principles and practices of the IB Diploma Program. The Pre-IB Diploma Program exposes students to a core curriculum that includes the following subjects: English, a foreign language (Mandarin and Spanish or Mandarin and French), humanities, science, math, visual arts, music, technology, and 50-100 community and service hours.

Baccalaureate Steps To Apply

For the 2019 application to Baccalaureate, students will have to apply through several steps, or phases. In prior years, anyone in the 6th grade could apply to take the Baccalaureate Entrance Exam. However, for 2018-2919 applicants, the school will now screen students who want to join the 7th grade student body. From those who are selected, BSGE will administer a test (written response/essay & advanced math) and conduct a group interview.

Here Are The Steps:

Phase 1

Applicants are grouped based on 5th grade NYS ELA and Math test

  • Group 1: These students have a minimum combined score of 8
  • Group 2: These students have a minimum combined score of 7
  • Group 3: These students have a minimum combined score of 5.5

Phase 2

Invitation to participate in the interview process is based on 5th-grade report card grades and attendance (max. combined points is 40) within each group.

Report Card Grade of:

  • 93-100 or 4 = 30 points
  • 85-92 or 3 = 20 points
  • 64-84 or 2 = 10 points

Attendance (Days Absent + Days Late)

  • 0-5 = 10 points
  • 6-10 = 8 points
  • 11-15 = 4 points
  • 16-20 = 2 points
  • 20+ = 0 points

Step 3

Invitation to Interview is based on point totals

  • BSGE will interview the top 25% of students from Group 1
  • BSGE will interview the top 50% from Group 2
  • BSGE will interview the top 25% from Group 3

Top students from these groups will be selected to take a timed-test (written essay and math) and participate in a group interview.
The invitation to take the test and interview at BSGE will take place in late January 2019 or early February 2019.

The Interview process (on-site assessment) will be conducted in January or early February and includes:

  • A timed written response and math diagnostic
  • Group interview
  • Evaluation of submitted graded test (projects are not accepted):
    • 1 in-class Science test
    • 1 in-class Math test and
    • 1 in-class English test

Phase 4

Students selected to join BSGE will receive a letter in April

Disclaimer: This information was gathered from BSGE’s open house and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, Kweller Prep is a private tutoring company offering small group instruction for competitive exams. We are in no way affiliated with BSGE.

Sample Email To 6th Grade Parents Inviting Their Child To Take The BSGE Exam

Date: December 22, 2019 at 7:33:05 PM EST

To: Parents of select NYC 6th graders

Subject: BSGE 7th Grade Admissions Update

December 2019

Dear Parent:

Thank you for applying to The Baccalaureate School for Global Education 7th Grade class for Fall 2020. As a next step, we would like to invite your child, (child’s name is here) to participate in an on-site assessment and interview on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Your child should bring the following materials to the interview (Bring copies. Do not bring originals. We will not be able to make copies or return what your child brings):


  • 1 graded in-class 6th grade Science test
  • 1 graded in-class 6th grade Math test and
  • 1 graded in-class 6th grade English test


  • Optional – Photocopy of most recent 6th grade report card


  • Optional – BSGE Recommendation Form (click to download). We can only accept one recommendation for each student. Some school officials may choose to fax the Recommendation Form directly to BSGE at 718-361-5395.

**Please have your child arrive fifteen minutes before his or her appointment. You are welcome to stay in our cafeteria and wait for your child during the assessment/interview that will last 90 minutes. Also, we ask that you not bring additional application materials. We will not be able to review them as a part of your child’s application.

Please note that this interview is not a guarantee of admission. All families of students who are interviewed will receive a letter with the final admissions decision in April.


BSGE 7th Grade Admissions Team


OPEN HOUSE — No reservations are required. Attendance is not taken at Open House events and is not a factor in admissions. The Open House includes a self-guided building walk. Current BSGE students and some faculty will be available to answer questions. Our 7th Grade Admissions Open House for the 2019/2020 school year is as follows:

  • 7th Grade Applicants: Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 pm

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