SHSAT Test Preparation
The Specialized High School Admissions Test
October 2017

NYS Common Core Tests (March- May)
The 2017 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 28 - 30, 2017
Math Exams:  May 2-4, 2017

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 1 – May  25, 2017

Two sections: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM – 7PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM – 7PM
$480/whole program  (+$30 for textbook, binder and materials)

Eight 2-hour sessions cover all of the topics, as well as strategies for maximizing your score. At the end, students will be given an intensive summer assignment.

Skill-Building Summer Camp

July 10 - August 31, 2017

Monday through Thursday, 9AM – 12PM
includes practice tests on Fridays
$360/week, $1,200 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 10 – July 13 
  • All about the SHSAT 
  • Numbers and Operations
Week #B 
July 17 – July 20
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rates, Ratios, Percents and Proportions
Week #C

 July 24 – July 27
  • Editing Sentences  
  • Algebra
Week #D 

July 31 – Aug 3
  • Editing Passages
  • Geometry

 Week #A 
 August 7 – August 10
  • All about the SHSAT 
  • Numbers and Operations
Week #B 

 August 14 – August 17
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rates, Ratios, Percents and Proportions
Week #C

 August 21 – August 24
  • Editing Sentences
  • Algebra
Week #D 

August 28 – August 31
  • Editing Passages
  • Geometry

We offer each week twice to accommodate your busy summer schedule. 

7-Week Intensive Test Prep

September 6  – October 19, 2017

Two Sections:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM – 7PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5

PM – 7PM

Plus Homework Review on Saturday mornings and 

Practice Tests on Fridays and Sundays (by appointment)

$900/whole program 

(+$30 for textbook and binder)

Intense, comprehensive and personalized:

        • 26 hours of class time (weekdays) 
        • 6 hours of Q&A (Saturdays) 
        • 3 full-length Practice Tests 
        • Daily Homework
        • Detailed Progress Reports

Topic-Specific SHSAT Workshops

September  – October 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 3PM to 6PM
$90 per session 
(+$25 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 9: Reading Comprehension
Sept 10: Number Operations and Proportions

Sept 16: Grammar & Editing Sentences
Sept 17: Algebra

Sept 23: Grammar & Editing Passages
Sept 24: Geometry

Sept 30: Number Operations and Proportions
Oct 1: Reading Comprehension

Oct 7: Algebra
Oct 8: Grammar & Editing Sentences

Oct 14: Geometry
Oct 15: Grammar & Editing Passages

The 2017 SHSAT EXAM: 

Saturday, Oct 21 or Sunday, Oct 22 
    • for all current 8th grade students
Sunday, Oct 29 or Saturday Nov 4
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, 2017-2018

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.