Children born in 2011 are eligible to test for kindergarten seats in the city's coveted Gifted & Talented programs in 2016. Children born in 2010 are eligible for first grade seats and children born in 2009 are eligible for second grade seats in 2016. Our Gifted & Talented prep course is for Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are eligible to take the test.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 testing season, the NYC Department of Education announced that it will keep the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and replace the Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BRSA) with the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2). The NNAT2 test is complex and consists of 4 different types of non-verbal skills such as pattern completions, analogical reasoning as well as serial reasoning and spatial visualization. The NNAT2 is very similar to the Stanford-Binet and WPPSI tests.
The NYC Department of Education made this change because the NNAT2 is a nonverbal test that is a better measure of raw intelligence and can be more fairly administered to the diverse population of New York City schoolchildren.
Our G&T Test Prep Course consists of 14 1.5 hour sessions with a maximum student to teacher ratio of 5:1.
Course Tuition: $1265 (includes class materials, homework materials and parent seminar). Please see the fall schedule and enroll early to secure a space for your child.
Fall 2016 course schedule:
Saturdays at the Upper East Side location from 10:30-12pm: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14
Thursdays at the Upper East Side location from 3:30-5pm: Sept 22, 29 Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, 12
Saturdays at the Upper West Side location from 1-2:30pm: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14
NEW! Summer 2016 eight session bootcamp:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Upper West Side location from 1:30-3pm. Select July session or August session.
"I never thought I would be one of those parents prepping their kids for Kindergarten. The minute you walk into FasTracKids you know it is going to be great: the teachers are amazing and the videos they send home are wonderful so you can watch your kid and see how they learn. My son has learned so much in 5 months, things he would have not learned in school. Worth every penny we spent!"