Program Opportunities

Prep for Prep Grades 5-7: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (

Prep for Prep | Welcome
We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about Prep for Prep. We are the nation’s foremost program for academically gifted African American, Latino, and Asian American students to build the foundation for academic, social, and leadership success in whatever they choose to pursue. Prep for Prep helps students enroll and thrive in premier independent schools (commonly known as private schools) in New York City and boarding schools across the Northeast. To ensure our students' success at their schools, we prepare them in advance of their placement through an intensive 14-month academic program. Throughout their educational career, Prep for Prep supports its students' development by providing academic and social guidance, leadership development opportunities, college guidance, and undergraduate support.
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TEAK Grade 6: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (

TEAK stands out for its commitment to diversity and choice. Admission to TEAK is based solely on academic achievement, leadership and personal potential, and financial need. TEAK does not base admission on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. TEAK offers a number of educational options to its students by incorporating public, parochial, and independent (day or boarding) high school partners.


TEAK admits high achieving, motivated sixth-grade students from all five boroughs of New York City and works with ​them through the summer after they graduate from high school. Rigorous academic preparation, guidance and support through selective high schools, and exposure to a strong group of peers and mentors give talented students who lack the economic resources of their peers more equal footing from which to compete and succeed in college.

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Lang Youth Medical Program Grade 6: Contact Ms. Seda if applying (
Lang Youth Medical Program was established at NewYork-Presbyterian in 2003. The vision for this six-year science enrichment program was to inspire and prepare students in the Washington Heights and Inwood school district to gain acceptance into college, explore careers in healthcare, and become future leaders who give back to their communities. Today, this vision is flourishing. Every year, graduates of the Lang Youth Medical Program go to college, enter the healthcare professions, and many alumni return to take positions at NewYork-Presbyterian and throughout their community.

Applicants interested in applying to the Lang Youth Medical Program must:

  1. Be a current sixth grade student.

  2. Be attending one of the District 6 middle schools in Washington Heights or Inwood.*

  3. Currently have an average of 80% or above in school grades.

  4. Demonstrate interest in exploring medical and science related careers.

  5. Be able to make a six-year commitment to the program, from 7th grade through 12th grade

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REGIS Program for Grade 5 Male Students: Contact Ms. McCullough if applying (
Regis High School transforms Catholic young men through an academically exceptional Jesuit education in a caring community which inspires leadership, generosity and a lifelong passion for service as Men for Others. Regis is tuition free and merit based, giving special consideration to families in need of financial assistance. Working in partnership with New York City parochial, public, and private elementary schools, REACH accepts nominations for students who meet these criteria:
• Student is a 5th grade boy.
• Student is Catholic.
• Student possesses good to superior academic and leadership potential (based on 4th & 5th grade report cards and motivation to achieve).
• Student scores in the 75th percentile or above on standardized tests (for public school students, a 4 or high 3 on NY State English and Math Exams).
• Student's family demonstrates financial need.


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Oliver Scholars Grade 7: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (
Through year-round outreach efforts, Oliver Scholars seeks to identify talented students who are motivated to transform their community, our country, and the world. We accept applications from Black and Latinx students in seventh grade with a 90% Overall GPA, 600 or Higher on NYS Standardized tests, and who also demonstrates leadership potential through school involvement, from all New York City districts.


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