Liberty LEADS

How to Apply

Liberty LEADS accepts New York City students entering grades 5, 7, and 9. We accept applications starting in grade 4 and place these applicants on a waiting list. Please note that students from the West Harlem area are given first consideration. Fifth-grade students are generally referred and accepted from PS 165. All other 5th graders are placed on the waiting list.

To request an application, email libertyleads@bankstreet.edu or call 212-875-4511. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Subject line: Program Application Request
  • Name of parent/guardian
  • Student’s name
  • Student’s current grade
  • Student’s school
  • School neighborhood (i.e., Washington Heights, Morningside Heights)
  • Residential neighborhood (i.e., Washington Heights, Morningside Heights)