Announcements‎ > ‎

TACHS,SHSAT,HSPT, high school entrance exam upcoming test dates

posted Sep 1, 2014, 5:09 AM by A Pia   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 2:00 AM ]
As we enter September, time is running out to prepare for the upcoming high school entrance exams.
The Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT - Stuyvesant, SI Tech, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, La Guardia, etc) is October 25 and October 26, 2014.
The High School Placement Test (HSPT - Regis Admission Exam) will be hosted by Regis in NYC on November 2, 2014.
The Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) is November 7, 2014.
Secondary School Admission Test - (SSAT) is October 18, November 15, or December 13, 2014 and once a month thereafter.
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) can be taken any day.
Exam dates for other grades and links that will update for future test dates here.

Many of the tests have significant overlap. All of the high school entrance exams rely heavily on Math, Reading Comprehension, and Reasoning. While the TACHS, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE stress vocabulary in their Verbal sections, the SHSAT forgoes vocabulary for unique sections such as Scrambled Paragraphs and Cryptology. The SHSAT Math section is also highly advanced and requires more algebra and mental math than the other high school entrance exams. The SSAT and ISEE both have an essay section which can challenge students. The TACHS includes some unique sections in Grammar, Spelling, and Abilities, which can be daunting if not prepared.

This is a pivotal time for your recently turned 8th grade student's future. Contact us if there is any way we can help.
Students often manage the material best when they know what they need to know. For this reason, we have prepared a Formula Sheet for these exams.