2018 SHSAT Test Prep Classes
What is the SHSAT?
The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the only criterion for admissions to eight of the New York City Specialized High Schools. The only exception is the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which requires an audition or portfolio for admission.
Our course has been carefully designed to teach all the concepts and test-taking strategies necessary to feel confident on exam day.
Who can take the SHSAT Exam?
Students in grades 8 or 9 who wish to apply to New York City’s Specialized High Schools must take the SHSAT and rank their choices of schools in order of preference.Find a School
What should I expect on the 2018 exam?
The 2018 SHSAT consists of a timed multiple-choice test with two sections: English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. A total time of 3 hours is allotted.
The ELA section includes questions that address revising/editing skills and reading comprehension passages. Starting in 2018 literary passages and persuasive passages (e.g., editorials) could be included on the test.
Students demonstrate their math skills by answering computational and word questions that require arithmetic, algebra, probability, statistics, geometry, and trigonometry (grade 9 only).
Which NYC High Schools require the SHSAT?
Students in grades 8 or 9 who wish to apply to New York City’s Specialized High Schools must take the SHSAT and rank the following Specialized High Schools in order of preference:
The only exception is the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which requires an audition or portfolio for admission in addition to the SHSAT exam.
Dates and Program Overview
STARTS: March 3rd
ENDS: June 23rd
Tuesday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
SHSAT Exam Date
Students will attend the center twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Each class will be 3 hours long. All materials are included.
Throughout the program, students will take full-length practice exams to further guide instruction and track progress.
Homework, quizzes, practice exam results, and class progress will be discussed with you upon request.