Entry to the City Smart Scholars program 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 is for New York City students from moderate- and low-income families, with a particular focus on schools in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Applications for 2020 Fifth Graders are now closed.
The program meets in East Harlem on Saturdays, beginning February 1, 2020.
While most students enter in spring of 5th grade, there are openings for students who qualify for the Hunter College High School admissions test in September of the 6th grade year and for a small number of 6th and 7th grade students at other points.
To be notified about future 5th grade programs or in case of openings in later grades please apply below.Apply to Future Programs