Each year, over 600 New York City-area schools nominate their top students of color for a place in Prep for Prep through the Talent Search, Prep’s competitive admissions process.
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- Approximately 6,000 candidates who scored in the 90th percentile or above on statewide English Language Arts and/or Math tests are nominated by their public, charter, or parochial schools and screened by Prep.
- Based on initial testing, about 1,000 students progress to the Second Level, which includes individual educational testing, teacher recommendations, and interviews.
- About 125 candidates are accepted into Prep for Prep (fifth- and sixth-graders for day school placement) and approximately 75 are accepted into PREP 9 (seventh-graders for boarding school placement).