How to Apply

Entry to the City Smart Scholars begins in 5th grade. The program is designed for students from communities that are under-represented in New York City’s selective schools and high schools, particularly those from Black and Latino communities and those whose families cannot afford private tutoring. The program meets in Upper Manhattan on Saturdays, during the Spring Semester. (We also meet during the winter break in February.)
Students in the City Smart Scholars program receive intensive instruction in English Language Arts and Math to prepare them for the NY State Fifth Grade tests, as well as enrichment and creativity building programming as well as several field trips.
Students who complete the spring program will be eligible for a four-week summer program emphasizing writing and critical reading skills and math problem-solving. Those who receive high scores on their 5th grade ELA and Math tests will also be eligible for a Fall Semester program to prepare them for the Hunter College High School admissions test, which is given to 6th graders in January.
To apply for the City Smart Scholars Program, please click one of the links below.

5th Grade Application Future Programs Application