Friday, December 18, 2015

TEAK FELLOWSHIP BASICS- Free Private school tuition opportunity


1. Teak is a 16 month program, teaching heavy math and English, including outdoor activities.
2. TEAK will give you metrocards to reimburse your travels and food
3. TEAK will pay all four years of private school tuition (Horace Mann, Trinity, Dalton, Spencer, and even college with a FULL scholarship)
4. ONLY 30 kids are selected from all applicants
5.  You must go for an interview
6.  You must take a practice SSAT and an official one
7. You must go to at least one information session at the office
8.  You must take an official SSAT in January
9.  Parents are required to interview.
10. You must maintain attendance for all classes and an A or above in all school classes and a B or above in all TEAK classes.
12. You will be taught interview skills and presentation skills in addition to test-taking skills.
13. TEAK focuses on heavy reading and writing classes, including analyzing Shakespeare.
14. Teak has a "Sonnet night" where kids create a sonnet and stay up all night at home to submit the sonnet for the competition.
15. TEAK provides each student with a FREE lap top (Chrome book)


TEAK's 2015-2016 Admission season has begun! If you are in the 6th grade during the 2015-2016 school year and you would like additional information on how to apply to TEAK for this admission season, please call the TEAK Admission Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190. Click here to view TEAK's Admission Flyer (English & Spanish).

Students are eligible for admission to TEAK only in the fall of their sixth grade year - please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify. If you are interested in TEAK and would like to receive more information, please fill out the Admission Info Request Form 

Through a comprehensive process that begins every fall, applicants participate in several rounds of screening that include a financial assessment, diagnostic tests, a written application, and interviews. TEAK Fellowships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility RequirementsQualified candidates MUST:

  • Be enrolled in sixth grade at the time of their application
  • Attend a public or parochial school in one of the five boroughs of NYC and be a NYC resident
  • Earn 90% or above in all classes
  • Have obtained a 3 or 4 on the 5th-grade ELA and Math New York State Test and/or scored in the 90th percentile on other standardized tests taken in the 5th grade
  • Come from families with financial need
  • Provide proof of academic merit and family income
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Must have strong attendance and punctuality records

Information Sessions 

Once you have submitted your information, an admission representative will contact you to guide you through the next steps. Information sessions are a required step in the application process. Seats are limited so be sure to register as soon as possible in order to secure a seat at your preferred information session. *Please call (212) 288-6678 x190 to register for an information session*

    Admission Timeline

    October 2015 2015-2016 Admission season begins
    November 2015 Admission Information Sessions are held 
    January 2016 Application period and students take first admission test
    March 2016 TEAK selects finalists 
    March/April 2016 Selected finalists are interviewed
    May 2016 TEAK selects the new class 

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