Q: My student is not in 6th grade this year.  Are they still able to apply?

A: Students may only apply to Breakthrough New York when they are currently enrolled as a 6th grader in a NYC-area public, charter, or parochial school.  If your student is younger than 6th grade, please keep us in mind for the future! If your student is older than 6th grade, click here for a list of other NYC-area programs you may want to consider.  

Q: My student is not able to attend all of the programming dates.  Are they still able to participate?

A: Students must be able to attend 100% of our programming once they are admitted. It is important that your family can support this commitment before you choose to apply.  

Q: My student is applying to Breakthrough New York, and prefers to be placed at one site more than the others.  Can I apply to only one site?

A: All applications submitted to BTNY are reviewed by our admissions team at our network office.  Applicants are asked to submit their site placement preference, which we take into account in making our final decisions.

Breakthrough New York Site Locations:

  • Manhattan – The Town School, Upper East Side, 540 East 76th Street and York Avenue

  • Brooklyn – Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, 18 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Bronx – Aquinas High School, 685 East 182nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457

Q: I don’t think BTNY is a good fit for me/my student after all. Are there similar programs in NYC?

A: Yes! There are a number of wonderful college access/success programs in NYC that we would highly recommend families check out. You can download our list of Other NYC Programs here!

Have questions about BTNY Admissions?

Please e-mail Enya O’Riordan, Admissions & Enrollment Manager, at [email protected] or call (917) 258-6564.