Great school, wonderful diversity that you don't get anywhere else with equally rigorous academic curriculum. We're truly lucky to have our daughter at TAG. We supplement enrichment with after school art and sports activities.
I'm so thrilled that my child is lucky enough to attend this wonderful school (although this wasn't our first choice at the beginning) There is amazing group of parents work hard together to make the school better. The standards are high with teachers expecting students to achieve the standards set for the grade above them. There is a fair bit of homework, but I am sure it will pay off... The teachers are also very experienced and very motivated to improve themselves and the curriculum.
TAG is a great school. The teachers are simply outstanding. They do so many things right- art, music, science, technology! My one concern is that children need to play and exercise, and there is not enough physical activity at TAG. Research shows that physical play and exercise will enhance learning. I am looking forward to seeing more opportunities at TAG. I know this school will only get better and better, and I'm proud that my children attend school here.
Some of the advantages of TAG are its outstanding, energetic teachers, and dedicated, involved parents. One of the disadvantages is that it sometimes sacrifices physical education and play time in order to maintain a high academic standard.
TAG motivates the child in class and it reinforces learning with field trips. The PTA does an amazing job by adding enrichment classes to the curriculum. I just wish the city would fund the school more.
This is a great gifted and talented school in so many ways. Is not only academics but structure, discipline and good bases for the kids
My only concern is the lack of sports and the very low support from the city with money for school, they are in need with a lot of things and PTA has to do magic and fundraising all the time
Since this students are from all the backgrounds, struggling with money for school is an issue
T.A.G which is one of the 3 Manhattan citywide schools for intellectually gifted children is a wonderful school. Although the location leaves much to be desired, the peer group (all of whom scored a 99 on the gifted testing just like the other city wide schools) and the teachers provide an intellectually stimulating, academically advance (one year accelerated in addition to enrichment), engaging and rigorous experience. For a truly gifted child, this is the perfect school, but for those who cannot compete, it is a struggle. For my daughter, the experience and education here is unparalleled. When deciding between Anderson and T.A.G., I'm happy I chose T.A.G., not because I believe one is superior to the other, but because of diversity in addition to the advance curriculum that is not present at Anderson nor NEST. This experience gives my child cultural understanding that she could not get elsewhere.