Our 8-session prep course focuses on helping your child get the best score possible on the SHSAT. Led by an expert teacher, students review and practice every question type on the test and learn the skills and strategies they need to succeed.
Get everything that comes with our Prep Course, PLUS private coaching, access to Math Foundations, and more.
The most personalized preparation available with an expert tutor guiding your child through a program customized especially for his or her unique needs, learning style, and score improvement goals.
About the SHSAT
The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the only criterion for admissions to eight of the nine New York City Specialized High Schools. The only exception is the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which requires an audition or portfolio for admission.
The SHSAT is administered by the New York City Department of Education and is only available to New York City residents in the 8th grade. 9th grade students may also choose to take the 9th grade version of the SHSAT for a very limited number of seats that may become available at the Specialized High Schools.
In 2016, approximately 28,000+ students took the SHSAT; less than 20% of those students were accepted to a New York City Specialized High School.
Why Prep for the SHSAT with Kaplan?
Kaplan's comprehensive courses are research-based and specifically designed to help students score higher on the SHSAT.
Our founder, Stanley H. Kaplan, invented the test prep industry in Brooklyn over 75 years ago. While today Kaplan is a global educational provider, our roots will always be right here in New York.
We focus on teaching your child strategies while also reviewing content on the test. It’s not enough to feel prepared. Your child should be confident on Test Day.
We emphasize maximizing your child’s available study time with the right strategies and methods—not laboring on rote memorization and drill techniques. Your child should prep smarter, not harder.
We understand a high SHSAT score can change the trajectory of your child’s education. To this end, we are dedicated to helping your child achieve his or her goals—we succeed when your child succeeds.