Why Apply to HEAF?
HEAF offers its students: experiential classroom learning, engaging real world experiences, personalized youth development and counseling support, Specialized High School Acceptance Test (SHSAT) preparation, SAT preparation, college tours, international service-learning opportunities, college search and application support, financial aid application support, and comprehensive career-development opportunities.
Is HEAF a fit for you or your child?
HEAF seeks students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, academic motivation, personal resiliency, and self-discipline.
- In grades 5 through 10
- Enrolled in a New York City public school
- Minimum GPA of 80% with no grade below 75% in a core subject
- Minimum score of 3 on New York State standardized tests (applicable to grades 5-8)
- Strong character and leadership potential
Qualified candidates will move forward in the selection process.
Ways to Apply
- Apply online
- Download an application, fill it out, and return it by mail to:
2090 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Submit report Card and/or test scores
When applying, you must also send in your child’s most recent report card and your child’s Math and ELA test scores (if they are in grades 5-8).
If you have further questions about whether your child is eligible, contact Nkese Rankine at 212-663-9732.
Students applying to HEAF and their parents are interviewed before being admitted to the program. Students should come to their interviews prepared to talk about their academic goals and to answer a few essay questions.
All offers of admission are made at the discretion of the HEAF staff based on a number of academic, individual and program criteria.
If you’re ready, you can apply now!