Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)



About the SHSAT

The Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) is the admissions test to some of the best high schools in the country, the eight Specialized High Schools in NYC. Admission to these schools is based solely on performance on the SHSAT; grades and other test scores are not considered. Over 28,000 students take the exam each year; however, less than 15% gain entrance to these prestigious schools. These unique High Schools are free public schools that offer a competitive education and a leg up towards college admissions, but students must achieve success on the SHSAT to be admitted.

KL Prep will guide you to success on the SHSAT with proven strategies, a personalized approach, and the best teachers in the business. We don’t just repeat the same questions over and over; we have thousands of original questions, and we will actually teach you how to figure them out for yourself, excel on the SHSAT, and get into a Specialized High School!


About the Specialized High Schools

Stuyvesant High School is the premier Specialized High School in New York City, and the most difficult to gain acceptance to. Known worldwide for over a century of excellence in math and science, Stuyvesant is the top choice for most students who take the SHSAT, and only the most highly-qualified are offered admission.

Location:   Manhattan
Enrollment:   3,300
Acceptance Rate:   3.8%
Founded:   1904
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   99%
Nobel Laureates:   4

Bronx Science is one of the to schools in New York City, and in the world. It boasts twice as many Nobel Prize winners than any other school in the world, including 7 in Physics. Its reputation and tradition are unmatched, and it is one of the most difficult schools to gain admission to in the world.

Location:   The Bronx
Enrollment:   3,000
Acceptance Rate:   4.1%
Founded:   1938
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   100%
Nobel Laureates:   8

Brooklyn Tech is one of New York City’s largest and oldest schools, preparing students for advanced careers in math, engineering, and the sciences. Students must choose a major field and receive a rigorous education. As a Specialized High School for almost a century, Brooklyn Tech has one of the most firmly established reputations for excellence of any high schools in the world.
Location:   Brooklyn
Enrollment:   5,400
Acceptance Rate:   7.5%
Founded:   1922
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   91%
Nobel Laureates:   2
HSMSE is located on the campus of City College in upper Manhattan. Recently opened, HSMSE offers students a rare opportunity to take college-level courses for college credit while still in High School. Students at HSMSE are assured to leave this Specialized High School with an advantage over most high school students in the country, well-prepared for success in math, engineering, or the sciences at any top college.
Location:   Manhattan
Enrollment:   400
Founded:   2002
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   98%
Queens Sciences is located on the campus of York College in Queens. Recently opened, Queens Sciences offers students a rare opportunity to take college-level courses for college credit while still in High School. Students at Queens Sciences are assured to leave this Specialized High School with an advantage over most high school students in the country, well-prepared for success in math, engineering, or the sciences at any top college.

Location:   Queens
Enrollment:   400
Founded:   2002
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   98%
U.S. News & World Report Ranking among New York State High Schools;   #6

American Studies is located on the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx. Recently opened, American Studies offers students a rare opportunity to take college-level courses for college credit while still in High School. Unlike most of the other Specialized High Schools, American Studies focuses on the humanities, especially American History and Literature, and is one of the top schools in the country for anyone considering a career in law, politics, or academics. It was also ranked the #1 overall high school in New York State last year by U.S. News & World Report, beating out Bronx Science!

Location:   The Bronx
Enrollment:   400
Founded:   2002
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   99%
U.S. News & World Report Ranking among New York State High Schools;   #1

Modeled on the prestigious Boston Latin school, Brooklyn Latin offers a classics-based education, including instruction in Latin and Greek. Students at Brooklyn Latin are offered a high-level education at this Specialized High School that sets them up for success in some of the most rigorous academic and humanities fields at top colleges, delivering an unparalleled education in these fields and an emphasis on language-learning that is essential for success in the global age. Although it is still a relatively new school, its reputation is already growing, and it was ranked the #3 overall high school in New York State last year by U.S. News & World Report.

Location:   Brooklyn
Enrollment:   550
Founded:   2006
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   98%
U.S. News & World Report Ranking among New York State High Schools;   #3

SI Tech has been one of the most prestigious math and science high schools in Staten Island. Now that it has been added to the roster of Specialized High Schools, its reputation can only increase. Students who live on or near the Island can now take advantage of this unique designation and prepare for a future career in math, engineering, or the sciences at the highest level of New York City education.

Location:   Staten Island
Enrollment:   1,200
Founded:   1988
% Graduates to 4-Year Colleges:   100%


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September 10th – October 15th, 2017
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Testimonials

"At first, prep was challenging because I did not have any experience with scrambled paragraphs and logical reasoning. After a few weeks at prep, the logic, reading comprehension, scrambled paragraphs were easier, and I finished the math section faster. Without the help of Kuei Luck, I would not have gotten into Stuyvesant. Thank you for helping me reach my dream school."