SHSAT Test Preparation
The Specialized High School Admissions Test
October 2020

NYS Common Core Tests (March- April)
The 2020 SHSAT EXAM  (October) 

NYC's Specialized High Schools are looking for students who will rise to the occasion of this challenging test. The SHSAT test is deliberately designed to be tricky and intimidating. 

We can help you master this test!

Math: Learn to see past  the deliberately complex questions to the simple math behind. 

Reading: A little strategy and a lot of practice makes a big difference.

New Verbal Sections: The Scrambled Paragraphs and Logic sections have been removed and replaced with grammar questions in the form of editing sentences and passages. We are ready with new lessons and strategies, and  lots of practice material.  
We have several programs. Classes are limited to 10 students, and individualized attention is a priority. 

…and Individual Instruction is always available.

7th Grade NYS Common Core Test Prep 

ELA Exams: March 25 
- 26, 2020
Math Exams:  April 22 - 23, 2020

The SHSAT assumes a solid foundation of 7th grade skills. Students should refine these skills by doing their very best in all of their classes, as well as the 7th grade NYS Math and ELA Common Core Tests. 

4-Week Introduction to the SHSAT

May 4 – June 1, 2020

Two sections: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM – 7PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM – 7PM

$640/whole program (+ $30 for materials)

A comprehensive overview of the strategies and skills that will increase your score, as well as strategies for maximizing your score.

•   16 hours of class time
•   3 Practice Tests
•   Textbook & Homework
•   Summer Assignment

Skill-Building Summer Camp

July 6 - August 27, 2020

Monday through Thursday, 9AM – 12PM
includes practice tests on Fridays
$480/week, $1,700 for all 4 weeks
(+$30 for textbook and binder)

Each week covers a combination of Math and Verbal Topics in depth, 
and plenty of opportunity to practice. In four weeks, we cover it all. 

 Week A 
 July 6 – July 9 
  • All about the SHSAT 
  • Numbers and Operations
July 13 – July 16
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rates, Ratios, Percents and Proportions
Week C

 July 20 – July 23
  • Grammar and Editing 
  • Algebra

July 27 – July 30
  • Grammar and Editing 
  • Geometry

 August 3 – August 6
  • All about the SHSAT 
  • Numbers and Operations

 August 10 – August 13
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rates, Ratios, Percents and Proportions
Week C

 August 17 – August 20
  • Grammar and Editing 
  • (sentences)  
  • Algebra
Week D 

August 24 – August 27
  • Grammar and Editing 
  • Geometry

We offer each week twice to best fit your busy summer schedule. 

7-Week Intensive Test Prep

September 9  – October 17, 2020

Two Sections:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM – 7PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5

PM – 7PM

Plus Homework Review on Saturday mornings and 

Practice Tests on Sundays (by appointment)

$900/whole program 

(+$30 for textbook and binder)

Intense, comprehensive and personalized:

        • 26 hours of class time (weekdays) 
        • 5 hours of Q&A (weekends) 
        • Textbook and Daily Homework
        • 3 full-length Practice Tests (more available)
        • Detailed Progress Reports

Topic-Specific SHSAT Workshops

September  – October 2020

Saturdays & Sundays, 3PM to 6PM
$120 per session 
(+$30 for textbook and binder, optional)

Sign-up for the topics in which you need the most help, or sign-up for all six. 
Only 10 students per session, so sign-up early.  

Sept 12 or 13: Everything you need to know 
                        about the SHSAT to ace it 
                        (parents welcome, this workshop)

Sept 19: Operations, Percents, Proportions
Sept 20: Reading Comprehension

Sept 26: Algebra
Sept 27: Revision & Editing: Sentences

Oct 3: Geometry
Oct 4: Revision & Editing: Passages

Date TBA: Everything you need to know 
                   about test day

The 2020 SHSAT EXAM: 

** These dates are our best estimate, based upon past years. Actual dayes are usually announced in June.** 

Saturday, Oct 24** or Sunday, Oct 25** 
    • for all current 8th grade students
Saturday, Nov 7** or Saturday Nov 14**
for all current 9th grade students
    • and for 8th and 9th grade students with special needs, IEP or 504 accommodations, or registered as English Language Learners


For more Information: 

NYC DOE Specialized High Schools Information page:
NYC DOE Specialized High Schools Student Handbook, 2020-2021  . . . 

IMPORTANT: Please do not show the handbook to the students who will be taking the test this year. The two practice tests in the HANDBOOK (Form A and Form B) should be saved, to be used as proctored practice exams in mid-September and early October.