7th Grade Admissions

Notices for Admissions

7TH GRADE ADMISSIONS — We are currently working with the NYC Department of Education to update our admissions policies under current conditions due to COVID-19.

OPEN HOUSE — We are working on a virtual presentation that we hope to share on our website in January.  Please feel free to view our orientation videos at the bottom of the Admissions page to learn about BSGE.

How Do I Apply to BSGE?

OUR 7TH GRADE ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS IN REVIEW AND WILL BE UPLOADED HERE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE. The 2019-2020 Admissions policy listed below will be updated upon approval.


2019-2020 Admissions:

As a 6th grade student applying for 7th grade admissions:

  • Visit MySchools.nyc
    • In order to create a MySchools account, you will need an email address, your child’s Student ID (OSIS) number and a personalized Account Creation Code.
      • For public school families you can get your child’s Account Creation Code from your current school counselor
      • Non-public school students (private and parochial), should contact and visit your local Family Welcome Center for assistance. Be sure to bring a copy of your child’s final 5th grade report card/transcript, Terra Nova results and two documents verifying proof of address
  • When you log into MySchools, you will be able to review your child’s personal and academic information.
  • If you notice missing or incorrect information you can:
    • Public school students: Contact your child’s current school as soon as possible
    • Non-public school students: Contact your local Family Welcome Center for assistance
  • The deadline to complete this Middle School Application is December 2nd
  • For assistance in completing this process,
  • Selected students will be invited to an on-site assessment at BSGE to be conducted on January 18, 2019.
  • Students selected to join BSGE will receive an acceptance letter in April.

Admissions Rubric

Year 1 Pre-IB

(7th grade, September 2020)

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) is a public school dedicated to the achievement of academic excellence and the development, in each student, of a positive self-image, love of learning, respect for others, and reverence for life. Our vision is the implementation of the curriculum frameworks and assessments of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in every classroom, to an ethnically, economically and intellectually diverse student body that reflects the diversity of New York City public schools.

At BSGE, our Pre-IB Diploma Program covers grades 7-10 and is based on the principles and practices of the IB Diploma Program. The Pre-IB Diploma Program exposes students to a core curriculum that includes the following subjects: English, a foreign language (Mandarin and Spanish or Mandarin and French), humanities, science, math, visual arts, music, technology and 50-100 community and service hours.

Phase I. Applicants are grouped based on 5th grade NYS ELA and Math test

  • Group 1 = a minimum combined score of 8
  • Group 2 = a minimum combined score of 7
  • Group 3 = a minimum combined score of 5.5

Phase II. Invitation to participate in the interview process is based on 5th grade report card grades and attendance (max. combined points is 40) within each group.

Report Card grade of:

  • 93-100 or 4 = 30 points
  • 85-92 or 3 = 20 points
  • 64-84 or 2 = 10 points


(Days Absent + Days Late)

  • 0-5 = 10 points
  • 6-10 = 8 points
  • 11-15 = 4 points
  • 16-20 = 2 points
  • 20+ = 0 points

Invitation to Interview is based on point totals

  • Top 25% of the students in Group I
  • Top 50% of the students in Group II
  • Top 25% of the students in Group III

Phase III: The Interview process (on-site assessment) will be conducted in January or early February and includes:

  • A timed written response and math diagnostic
  • Group interview
  • Evaluation of submitted graded test (projects are not accepted):
    • 1 in-class Science test
    • 1 in-class Math test and
    • 1 in-class English test

Phase IV: Students selected to join BSGE will receive a letter in April