Mark Twain for the Gifted & Talented (I.S. 239) is a citywide school in Coney Island, Brooklyn, serving grades 6-8. Your child is eligible to apply and test or audition for up to two talent areas that the school offers. These talent areas include:

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Computer/Math
  • Creative Writing/Journalism
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instrumental: Strings
  • Instrumental: Winds
  • Media
  • Science
  • Vocal Music

The following six District 21 schools admit students based on their score on the Mark Twain Talent Tests:

  • Seth Low (I.S. 96)
  • The Bay Academy (I.S. 98)
  • David A. Boody (I.S. 228)
  • Mark Twain for the Gifted and Talend (I.S. 239)
  • Joseph B Cavallaro (I.S. 281)
  • Herbert S. Eisenberg (I.S. 303)

Only students and residents of District 21 are eligible to apply to these programs.