EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SHSAT
What is the SHSAT?
The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the sole determining factor to gain admission to New York City Specialized High Schools. These schools are very competitive, as more than 25,000 students take the SHSAT, with roughly 5,000 open seats.
Yes, it’s a lot of pressure!
Having only 1 criterion is hard. Just like practicing a sport or instrument, acing the SHSAT requires practice. We help students make a study plan customized to their strengths/weaknesses from various SHSAT assessment exams. Students take the SHSAT during October of their 8th grade year.
Though the SHSAT is a skills based test, the real challenge is the critical thinking you’ll need to “beat” the test. Students need practice on how to approach the test. Demystifying the exam and exposure to the predictable nature of the SHSAT reduces test anxiety and builds confidence in our students.