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What's New?

 

Gifted and Talented program application process is now open.

Dear friends, the NYC Department of Education issued an update regarding G &T admission process in April 2021. There won't be a traditional testing this year. Below is the information given by DOE.

"The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open. If you have a child born in 2016 and are interested in G&T programs for your child, be sure to apply by Friday, April 9, 2021.

You can submit your child's G&T application one of three ways by the April 9 deadline:
Online with MySchools.nyc. You need to set up your account.
Through a Family Welcome Center - learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC. By phone at 718-935-2009

On your application, add up to 12 G&T program you'd like your child to attend. Be sure to list them in your true order of preference, with your first choice at the top as #1. Complete any questions, check your child's information for accuracy, and submit your application: when you see the confetti, you'll know we've received it!

After you submit your G&T application, your child's current pre-K program (if they currently attend pre-K) will then complete a questionnaire to confirm your child's eligibility for G&T. Or, if your child does not currently attend pre-K, our Early Childhood Team will contact you to schedule a virtual interview and then complete this questionnaire. In the spring, we'll contact all families who applied to let you know if your child is or isn't eligible for G&T seats. Then all eligible children will be considered for admission. In the summer, families of eligible children will receive G&T results letters, which may include an offer and/or waitlist information. Please note:No applicants will be tested this year for G&T admissions, and this year's application process is only for children entering kindergarten this fall. G&T offers for children entering first, second, or third grade will be made from last year's waitlists.

You can find additional information on the DOE website.


We are waiting for the DOE NYC update regarding Gifted and Talented Test registration this year.

Dear friends! A lot of you are asking us whether the Gifted and Talented test will be administered this school year. As per today, October 17th, 2020, no DOE NYC updetes were announced. It's difficult to make a prediction in current situation. We will keep you updated the day when official information will appear.

Anyway, math, logic, and expressive verbal activities that your child goes through, is a precious experience for his or her cognitive development and mathematical thinking!


Learn smart and healthy! More OLSAT Tips.

OLSAT is a part of the Gifted and Talented test that requires following directions, aural reasoning, knowledge of prepositions and verbal concepts, pictorial reasoning by analogy, and arithmetical reasoning.


Game 1. Following directions.

Put 3-5 objects or pictures in a row. Ask: "What do you see?" Encourage a child to list the objects/pictures, e.g., "Lion, monkey, elephant, dog, giraffe".
Ask questions such as

Ask your child to do the following actions:

*Use our list of prepositions and verbal concepts that you will find below.


Game 2. Aural reasoning.

Put 3-5 objects or pictures in a row. Ask: "What do you see?" Encourage a child to list the objects/pictures, e.g., "Lion, monkey, elephant, dog, giraffe".
Ask questions such as


Enjoy exploring the world and having fun with your child!

Gifted and talented Test Scores are Out! April 23, 2020

Dear parents,
Hope you are and your family is well!

The Gifted and Talented test scores are out!

You will get your child's score report by mail, as well as by email if you scheduled the test through MySchools.

If your child earned a G &T test score of 90 or above, you will also receive a G &T application form.

District and citywide G &T programs have varying qualifying scores:
District G&T programs: Your child must get a score of 90 or above to apply to G&T programs in the district where they live.
Citywide G&T programs: Your child must get a score of 97 or above to apply.

Please share your child's score with us. We also have been waiting excitedly!

Let us know if you need any help or additional information!

Learn smart and healthy! OLSAT Tips.

OLSAT is a part of the Gifted and Talented test that requires verbal reasoning, knowledge of prepositions, pictorial reasoning by analogy, and arithmetical reasoning. Looking at the pictures, the child is supposed to figure out what picture does not belong with the others or what two pictures are going together the same way as the pictures in the row above.

Beside revealing ability to make logical connections, this part of the test reflects the child's knowledge about the world around him or her.


Enjoy exploring the world and having fun with your child!

Learn Smart and Healthy!

It looks like Fall is upon us. Time to fall out from the Big Apple to pick little apples. Let's consider some Oxford prep while crunching on the crispy Golden Delicious.

Please share with us funny moments with your kids! Just email us and we will post it here and on our media pages.

Gifted and Talented Test registration has been opened on October 15th!

If you are interested in having your child take the Gifted & Talented (G&T) test, you must submit a G&T Request for Testing (RFT) form by November 12, 2019. This test is only for students seeking a G&T placement in grades K-3 for September 2020.

We encourage you to submit the request online using MySchools. If you prefer to use a paper form, you can submit it to your child's current school if he/she attends a public school (non-charter) or you can visit a Family Welcome Center. Whether you apply online or in person, be sure to get a receipt for confirmation!

For more information you can call DOE 718-935-2009 or visit G&T Admissions.

For the test prep you can buy our NNAT-2 leveled books and print out FREE worksheets on our website.

We also encourage you to visit Education.com to download worksheets that could be helpful for OLSAT prep. Please check Addition, Subtraction and Math challenges sections. Put in a search field the following: "What does not belong?" , "Reasoning by Analogy", "Math word problems".

Resources for Preparation

 

July 1, 2019.
Baroque Music Helps You Focus!

86 % of students surveyed enjoyed class more with baroque background music whereas 76 % of students without any music found the class enjoyable.

33 % of students found math challenging whereas 46 % in the class without the baroque music found it challenging.

Read more here


April 16, 2019.
The G&T test scores are out!

Dear parents,

Please share your child's score with us. We also have been waiting excitedly!

Looking forward to hearing from you!


It's almost time to receive G&T Test Score Reports!

Spring is the time when Gifted and Talented test score reports are released. If your child earned a G&T test score of 90 or above, you will also receive a G&T application form.

District and citywide G&T programs have varying qualifying scores:

If the score is 90+ and you apply for enrollment in a G&T program, you will get your results in the late spring. A qualifying score does not guarantee that a student will get an offer to a G&T program. The number of eligible students typically exceeds of available seats. We encourage you to apply to several G&T programs to best ensure you child placement in a program.


Hello and Welcome to Brilliant Kids NYC!

Classes will begin very soon and we invite you to visit this page for updated information and printable practice worksheets.

Gifted and Talented test registration will begin in October pending announcement by NYC DOE of the start date. We recommend that you subscribe to the DOE Gifted and Talented email list up to date information on when and how to register your child for the test:

Enroll By Grade

For 2019, kids who were born in 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 are eligible to register for G&T testing.