2019 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.
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
Our course has been carefully designed to teach all the concepts and test-taking strategies necessary to feel confident on exam day.
What should I expect on the 2019 exam?
The 2019 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).
Dates and Program Overview
STARTS: March 2nd
ENDS: June 18th
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.
What students are saying. . .
"Whenever we do class problems he always made sure we understood. He made us laugh sometimes and taught me so many things."Student 2018
"The notes and tips really helped me understand the concept."Student 2018
"Her notes were broken down so nicely they helped me understand the hardest lessons."Student 2018
"We had so many questions in math and she was never annoyed. She always had a smile on her face and didn't yell at all. She taught me so many things that even helped me at school."Student 2018
"Yes, it was very helpful! Everything was broken down so nicely, it really helped me understand everything being taught."Student 2018
"What I liked about the class was that we did every question step by step and that the teachers explained each question."Student 2018
"All the practice that was given like homework and classwork helped me better understand what was being taught."Student 2018
"Ms. Ourania would always go over a problem to make sure that everyone understood."Student 2018
"I love the way the class was taught and I loved the notes!"Student 2018
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 instead of the SHSAT exam.