Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Our G&T programs vary in approach, but they all offer specialized instruction and enrichment opportunities.
Your child must be a current NYC resident entering kindergarten through third grade next fall to take the G&T test. To qualify to apply to G&T programs, your child must get a high enough score on the G&T test.
Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to take the G&T test—learn more on our Students with Disabilities and Gifted and Talented page.
There are two types of G&T programs:
Find out more about Gifted & Talented admissions and specific programs:
The G&T test uses both nonverbal and verbal tests to determine if a child is eligible to apply for G&T programs.
If your child takes the G&T test in January, you’ll get their score report in the spring. Students who get a G&T test score of 90 or above will also get a G&T application.
District and citywide G&T programs have different qualifying scores:
Learn more about how Gifted & Talented tests are scored.