Specialized High School Admissions Test Preparation for Students Taking the Exam in Fall 2019


As you may know, the SHSAT has changed significantly over the last couple of years.  We are excited to be able to work with your kids during this transitional period as the city tries to make the test more equitable and fair for all. The test is still designed to be challenging and can be very intimidating to students. With a lot of practice, skill-building, and understanding strategies to find the simplicity hidden in the complicated way the questions are worded, we can help students master this test and maximize their scores.

Each student has different needs with regard to test prep. The most important aspect is getting an early start on preparation for this exam if you truly think that the specialized high schools are the best fit for your child.

At Smith Street Workshop, we offer:

  • Courses (see below for registration)

    • Our courses run in the winter, spring, summer, and fall with a maximum of 15 students. They cover all aspects of the test in an intimate setting where students naturally challenge each other to take it to the next level. We look at every necessary skill set and strategy and then practice, practice, practice.

    • If the timing of the courses does not work for your child's schedule, contact us to create your own customized class with 5+ friends.

  • Group Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)

    • 2-4 students with similar needs come together for private sessions with a skilled instructor

  • Individual Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)

    • One-on-one sessions to hone specific skills unique to the student

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.


Winter 2019 Program

SHSAT Skill-Builder (Local), 
Winter Session (11 weeks)
Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm 
Dates: January 7th-April 1, 2019
Level: 7th graders
Instructor: Alyson Greenfield (ELA) and Guillaume Gatteau (Math) 

Price: $480

REGISTER NOW

Description: This SHSAT skill builder class is an introduction to the particularities of the Specialized High School entrance exam. We review both the Verbal and Math content while also looking at test-taking strategies that are specific to the format of this test. The course provides a great initiation into what has become a rite of passage for many NYC teenagers, and builds a skill set that is vital not only for this exam, but also for success in any of the city's top high schools. The "local" course is best for students enrolled in non-accelerated math courses. We make all the stops, thoroughly reviewing each aspect of the math material and reinforcing concepts that aren't always addressed or mastered in "regular" math classes.  

Accelerated SHSAT Skill-Builder,                                                                                                                            Winter Session (11 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm or
           
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm  
Dates: January 8th-March 26, 2019
Level: 7th graders
Instructor: Alyson Greenfield (ELA) and Guillaume Gatteau (Math) 

Price: $480

REGISTER NOW FOR TUESDAYS AT 5:30
REGISTER NOW FOR TUESDAYS AT 6:30

Description: This SHSAT skill builder class is an introduction to the particularities of the Specialized High School entrance exam. We review both the Verbal and Math content while also looking at test-taking strategies that are specific to the format of this test. The course provides a great initiation into what has become a rite of passage for many NYC teenagers, and builds a skill set that is vital not only for this exam, but for success in any of the city's top high schools. The "express" is an accelerated class that is ideal for students who are excelling in advanced math courses in middle school and who are looking at very competitive schools such as Stuyvesant or Bronx Science. 

Please note that the classes will alternate between ELA and math (one week ELA, one week math)

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, access to online resources and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.

Because our SHSAT practice classes fill up quickly, we have the following cancellation policies in place:

1) If you notify us a month before the class begins, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.

2) If you notify us up to two weeks before the class begins, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.

3) One week before the class begins, we cannot make adjustments or offer credits.

 


Spring 2019 Program

Comprehensive SHSAT Prep Course,
Spring Session (7 Weeks)
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm or
           
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm or
           
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm or
          
 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm or
            Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Dates: May 4th-June 24th, 2019
Level: 7th graders
Instructor: TBD

Price: $595

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Description: The spring SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our winter course. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches.

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, access to online resources and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.

Because our SHSAT practice classes fill up quickly, we have the following cancellation policies in place:

1) If you notify us a month before the class begins, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.

2) If you notify us up to two weeks before the class begins, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.

3) One week before the class begins, we cannot make adjustments or offer credits.


Summer 2019 Program

5-Week Bridge Course
Age: Rising 8th graders
Dates: July 8th-August 5th, 2019
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Price: $435

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Description: This course will review all aspects of the exam and provide a lot of practice and exposure to the material. While it is not quite as comprehensive as our spring or late summer courses, it is an excellent way to maintain skills over the summer and arrive back in the fall confident and prepared.

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, access to online resources and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.

Because our practice classes fill up quickly, we have the following cancellation policies in place:

1) If you notify us a month before the class begins, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.

2) If you notify us up to two weeks before the class begins, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.

3) One week before the class begins, we cannot make adjustments or offer credits

 


SHSAT Summer 2019 Intensive Prep Sessions

Description: The summer SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our courses in the spring. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches. 

Typically, a student only registers for 1 week of intensive study, followed by either individual tutoring sessions or the Fall course. Sometimes families opt for mulitple weeks of intensive coursework, but there is obviously some repetition involved in the instruction.  

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SHSAT Summer Intensive Week 1
Dates: August 12th, 2018-August 16th, 2019
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm  OR  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pricing: $635
 

Register for the morning session (COMING SOON)
Register for the afternoon session (COMING SOON)

SHSAT Summer Intensive Week 2
Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 23rd, 2019
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm  OR  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pricing: $635

Register for the morning session (COMING SOON)
Register for the afternoon session (COMING SOON)

SHSAT Summer Intensive Week 3
Dates: August 26th, 2018-August 30th, 2019
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm  OR  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pricing: $635

Register for the morning session (COMING SOON)
Register for the afternoon session (COMING SOON)

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, access to online resources and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.

Because our practice classes fill up quickly, we have the following cancellation policies in place:

1) If you notify us a month before the class begins, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.

2) If you notify us up to two weeks before the class begins, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.

3) One week before the class begins, we cannot make adjustments or offer credits


Fall 2019 Program

SHSAT Prep Course,
The Final Countdown
Age: 8th graders
Dates: Week of September 9th- October 14th 2019
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm   OR
            Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm  OR
            Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm OR
           Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm                                            Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm


Pricing: $515 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Description: The fall SHSAT course is the final push to make sure all students are ready for the test. We will review all of the material, and practice, practice, practice. We accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. In this session, we continue beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building continue to be essential to feeling positive as the test approaches. 

SHSAT course registration comes with 2 full-length free practice tests. Students should plan to take one test at the beginning of a course and one towards the end in order to track progress and make plans for moving forward. When you register for a course, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt, which will contain the code to waive the test fee for two practice tests. The proctored practice tests will take place at our new 106 1st Place location and last for 3 hours. The dates and links to register for the practice tests can be found here.

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, access to online resources and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.

Because our practice classes fill up quickly, we have the following cancellation policies in place:

1) If you notify us a month before the class begins, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.

2) If you notify us up to two weeks before the class begins, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.

3) One week before the class begins, we cannot make adjustments or offer credits