Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

George Jackson Academy accepts students entering the 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

No, GJA has no religious affiliation and is not run by the Archdiocese of New York. However, GJA honors Lasallian values:

1) Contributing positively to the community

2) Doing one’s personal best

3) Being open to intellectual, social and spiritual growth

4) Communicating love and understanding in every interaction

We welcome students of all faiths.

When selecting new students to join our community, we look at several areas: the student’s academic performance at his current school, admissions test results and student/parent interviews.
We admit students who will have successful academic careers as well as fully participate in the school community..

Applicants will sit for the The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, which measures  students’ verbal and quantitative abilities. The test is one piece of your son’s file, and there is not a cutoff score.

No, he does not need to take an additional test. Please include the results of the either the ISEE or SSAT with your son’s application.

Yes.  Students from Westchester, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey are welcome to apply.

Yes. Bus service is provided for 4th and 5th graders who live in the Bronx and Manhattan. We also provide NYC residents with student MetroCards. The majority of our students travel from all over New York City via public transportation.

No. Photo I.D. is not required. The only forms required are the completed application forms.

No. There is not an application fee to apply.

Yes. George Jackson Academy has a need-blind admissions policy, which means a family’s financial status is not considered when deciding admissions. Financial aid is determined after a child has been accepted. In order to apply for aid, families must submit the George Jackson Academy Financial Aid form and tax documents. If the family does not file taxes, we request either the parent’s SSI or a letter from his/her employer.

The goal of George Jackson’s High School Placement Program is to ensure that every graduate is admitted to a private day, boarding, parochial, or specialized public high school best suited for him. The placement program prepares students and parents for the high school admissions process. Check out our Impact page for more info.