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Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Changes on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) that are being implemented beginning Fall of 2017.

  • Standard testing time is increasing from 150 minutes to 180 minutes.

  • The verbal section is being renamed the English Language Arts (ELA) section.

  • The ELA section will no longer include scrambled paragraphs and logical reasoning questions.

  • The ELA section will now include questions that address revising/editing skills, in addition to continuing to have reading comprehension passages and questions; all ELA questions will be multiple choice questions.

  • The math section will now include five “grid-in” questions, in which students must solve a computational question and provide the correct numerical answer, rather than selecting from various multiple choice options; the math section will also continue to have multiple choice word problems and computational questions.

  • All multiple choice questions will now have 4 answer choices instead of the previous design with 5 answer choices.

  • Each section (ELA and Math) will include 57 items: 47 in each section will be scored, with each question worth 1 raw score point, and the remaining 10 items in each section will be field test items that are not used in determining a student’s score.

Scoring and the process for using test results to determine admission to the Specialized High Schools is not changing.  

For more information on the SHSAT, we encourage you to visit the DOE website.


SAT  Prep Package

This course ($800) consists of 12 sessions : 

  • 10 tutorial sessions - 1 hour each - individual instruction.

  • 2 on-site practice exams timed and monitored (ongoing students may attend more exams for a minimal charge of $10 per administration).

  • includes all materials

  • registration fee waived when buying the package.

Of course, ongoing SAT prep is available beyond the suggested minimum of 10 hours!

***** "ANY TIME YOU WANT TO START" SESSIONS are billed at $80 per hour with a one-time registration fee of $20 for new students.

It's never too early or too late to get started!




Autumn Prep Package: $660 

(prep usually commences no later 

than the first week of the school year.) 


  • includes registration fee

  • 8 one-hour tutorials

  • 2 timed, monitored practice exams

(on site when possible)

  • all materials. provided

  • periodic phone/email consultations to monitor progress and provide feedback to parents.


**(Prep for the SHSAT is an advanced program that covers material also included on other high school entrance exams, SSAT, ISEE, and other assessments for public high schools with the exception of prepping portfolios or improving essay writing.  Writing can be addressed in separately booked sessions.)

*****  "ANY TIME YOU WANT TO START" SESSIONS are billed at $80 per hour with a one-time registration fee of $20.
It's never too  early or too late to get started! 



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  • skill development in editing:  grammar, punctuation and other seemingly unwieldy issues... 

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