SHSAT Courses

Courses that are geared to prepare students in English and Mathematics for the newly updated Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

NYC SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL Exam (Taken in Grade 8 or 9)

Two sections: ELA and Math

ELA topics covered: recognizing and correcting language errors in a general piece of literature; understanding, analyzing, and interpreting reading passages.

Math topics covered: mathematical concepts and principles, word problems and computation problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and statistics.

ELA section (57 items)

  • 20 revising/editing questions: 5-8 stand-alone questions and 2 passages with 6-8 questions each
  • 6 reading passages with 5-7 questions each
  • All questions are multiple choice questions

Math section (57 items)

  • 5 grid-in questions
  • 52 multiple choice word problems and computational questions


The Specialized High Schools that require the SHSAT are:

  • Bronx High School of Science
  • Brooklyn Latin School
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
  • High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College
  • High School for American Studies at Lehman College
  • Queens High School for Sciences at York College
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • Stuyvesant High School