Info on Gifted & Talented

Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!

All students who will be entering kindergarten through third grade for the 2018-2019 school year can sign up to test for G&T programs. Get ready by taking these next steps:

Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.

If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2017-2018 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.

If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.

Open doors for your child’s education—sign up for the Gifted & Talented (G&T) test! All NYC residents in pre-K through 2nd grade can take the test.

For your child to take the test, submit the Request for Testing (RFT) form by Monday, November 13 one of two ways:

Questions? Visit Gifted & Talented Admissions or call 718-935-2009.

Gifted &Talented: Admissions Guidelines, Handbooks, and Request for Testing


Gifted & Talented (G&T) Handbooks

You can view and download digital versions of the G&T handbooks here. For more information, review the G&T Admissions Guidelines, which provide an overview of G&T admissions and highlights key dates and actions for schools.

G&T Request for Testing (RFT): The G&T Request for Testing (RFT) period will open in early October; the deadline for submission is November 13. Families can submit a paper copy of the RFT at their school or at a Family Welcome Center, or submit the RFT online.

Get ready for Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions this fall! Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions and their families can prepare by taking these three steps:

  • Read the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook: Learn about G&T Admissions, find programs that interest you, and prepare for the G&T test with practice problems.
  • Go to an Elementary Admissions Event in October: Learn about Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented Admissions in one night and make one plan for how to apply.
  • Mark your calendar: Plan to sign up to take the G&T test starting in early October. Look for a follow up email about when and how to sign up for the test.

Questions? Visit Gifted & Talented Admissions or call 718-935-2009.

The G&T Admissions Team

P.S. Sign up for Kindergarten email updates to get the latest info about applying to kindergarten if your child was born in 2013.

NYCDOE Gifted & Talented Resource Page

Lower Lab Open House Tours

Families who receive a qualifying Gifted & Talented letter in the Spring, from the NYCDOE, are offered the opportunity to tour our facilities, attend a short presentation with the Administration, Staff, and PTA representatives, and view our documentary, A Day in the Life of a Lower Lab Student.

Please Note:

  • ONLY families who receive a qualifying letter from the NYCDOE will be able to tour PS 77 due to limited space during the Spring
  • 50 Kindergarten seats will be available for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Seats for grades 1-3 are determined once vacancies are announced in late May 
  • Grades 1-3  families are welcome to tour if they qualify for Talented and Gifted admissions