Admission Overview

REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders. Admission into REACH Prep is only in the 4th grade. We seek students who demonstrate strong academic skills and have the determination and desire to learn from and contribute to an academic community with high expectations.  

Applications for 2018-2019 are now closed.


How to Apply 

STEP 1: Review eligibility requirements:

  • Black or Latinx 4th grade students during the 2019-2020 school year
  • Residents and students of public or parochial schools in Fairfield County, CT; Westchester County, NY
    or the Bronx, NY
  • Students with an excellent attendance and academic record with A's or 4's 
  • Students from low-to-low-moderate income households
  • Students are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents  
  • Able to provide proof of academic merit and family income 

STEP 2: Submit an Admission Inquiry Form, after reviewing requirements above.

STEP 3: Register and attend an Information Session. These will be held for 4th graders and their families between November 2019 and January 2020. Student applicants and parents/guardians are required to attend together.

STEP 4: Register and take the REACH Prep Admission Test in early 2020.

STEP 5: Submit a completed Application by the deadline in early 2020.

Selected students will advance to the finalist phase. Finalists and their parent/guardian(s) will be invited to interview.  

Questions? Please contact REACH Prep Admission at or 203.487.0750