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Our SHSAT prep program is designed to empower students as they embark on their journey towards success in the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). At this crucial stage in your child’s education, we understand the importance of comprehensive and targeted preparation.

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What is the SHSAT?

The SHSAT, or Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, is a pivotal exam for gaining admission to prestigious specialized high schools in New York City. These renowned institutions, such as Stuyvesant High School and Bronx High School of Science, are known for their challenging academic programs. Administered in 8th or 9th grade, the SHSAT evaluates students in math and English language arts through a multiple-choice format. Success on the SHSAT is highly competitive, and a strong performance is crucial for securing a spot in these sought-after schools.

Admission to specialized high schools in New York City hinges significantly on SHSAT scores. This exam serves as a key determinant, identifying students with exceptional academic abilities poised to excel in the demanding academic setting of specialized high schools. As students navigate the admissions process, excelling in the SHSAT becomes a vital step toward achieving their academic goals.

Why Khan’s For SHSAT Prep?


Students Accepted


Years of Experience

Our SHSAT Tutoring Program covers every topic on the exam while undoubtedly providing the knowledge base to succeed academically past just the exam.

Our curriculum is internally designed to be aligned with the official SHSAT.

4,725+ Acceptances: Our program has helped over 4,725+ students gain acceptances into NYC’s Specialized High Schools.

Over 30+ Years of Experience: With over 30 years of teaching, curriculum development, and student success, our experience is unparalleled.

Our Personalized Approach:


We create customized study plans to help all our students target their specific needs and reach their full potential on the SHSAT.


Our parent-teacher conferences, scheduled every 6 weeks, allow parents to stay informed about their child’s progress and work with the instructors to address any areas where the student may need additional support.


With over 30 years of experience, we have developed specialized test-taking strategies that give students an edge on the SHSAT.


We use creative games and innovative learning methods to make studying for the SHSAT engaging and effective.


We recognize the importance of parental involvement in a student’s success, which is why we encourage parents to actively participate in their child’s SHSAT preparation throughout the program.


We provide students with a wealth of resources, including book lists, self-study programs, and practice materials, all designed to maximize their potential during SHSAT preparation.

Our Program Options:

In-person SHSAT Prep:

  • Available in 8 Locations in NYC
  • Small Interactive Classrooms
  • LIVE In-Person classes
  • Workshop Classes Add-On for Advanced Level topics
  • Innovative Learning Environment
  • Grades 7 & 8

Online SHSAT Prep:

  • Learn From Anywhere
  • Small Interactive Classrooms
  • LIVE Digital classes
  • Remote Workshop Classes Add-On for Advanced Level topics
  • Innovative Learning Environment
  • Grades 7 & 8

Our Achievements:

Our experienced SHSAT tutors provide personalized training, instruction and guidance, ensuring that every student reaches their full potential. Over our 30 year lifespan, our experienced staff has helped over 4,725 students gain a seat at NYC’s Top Specialized High Schools.

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Monira Akter

Khan’s Tutorial has helped my daughter very much. To being very affordable and with very nice tutoring, my daughter was able to go to Stuyvesant High School. My daughter says that the work there was similar to the SHSAT’s content. The tutors there encouraged my daughter to keep on going. The staff there was also lovely.

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Mst Sultana

As a parent, I would really recommend and appreciate Khan’s Tutorial for their support and guidance to get into Specialized High School especially Stuyvesant High School which was a dream for us to get in to! Thank you so much for your cooperation and commitment to serve for the underserved and underprivileged community!

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Tahsin Ahmed

I went to Khans every Sunday and it was a great decision. I’m happy my parents made me go here because without coming here, I would never have the opportunity to go to Stuyvesant. I owe a big thanks to Khans Tutorial.

Our SHSAT Tutoring Program Features:

Classwork &

The Core SHSAT Tutoring Program with rolling admission is offered online & in-person. We’ve curated our curriculum for online and in-person use. Every class day, students receive a lesson, classwork, and homework.


Hour Class

During our SHSAT Prep Course, students attend classes for a total of 4-hours of group class a week. Our 4-hour classes are small and interactive with intense levels of practice and individualized attention, ensuring that your child is using the summer to solidify their understanding of the material.


The SHSAT Program includes one signature diagnostic exam every month. Parents will also be able to speak to instructors in regard to the diagnostic exam and the student’s progress. We track your student’s progress with respect to mastering the material.

Experience Our Free Trial Class!

We’re offering 2 trial classes at no cost.

See firsthand how our expert tutors can make a difference in your child’s SHSAT preparation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. Is there going to be an interview process for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)?

No. There is no interview process for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). However, students applying to LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts will have to audition for their specialty in addition to taking the SHSAT.

2. Can I Take the SHSAT Multiple Times?

Yes, students are allowed to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test multiple times.

3. Is There a Fee to Register to Take the SHSAT?

It’s important to note that there is no fee for taking the SHSAT. It is an exam handled by the New York City Department of Education.

4. How Long Is The SHSAT?

Students have a total of 150 minutes to complete the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test.

5. How do I register to take the SHSAT?

To register your child to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), you should follow these steps:

  • Fill out the High School Admissions Application: You can obtain the application from your child’s school counselor or online through the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) website.
  • Indicate your child’s interest in taking the SHSAT: On the High School Admissions Application, indicate that your child would like to take the SHSAT by selecting the appropriate box.
  • Submit the High School Admissions Application: Submit the completed High School Admissions Application to your child’s school counselor by the designated deadline. The deadline is usually in early October, but it’s important to check with your child’s school for the specific deadline.
  • Receive notification from the NYCDOE: After the High School Admissions Application is processed, the NYCDOE will notify you and your child’s school of the test date and testing location.

6. What Is The Best Way To Prepare For The SHSAT?

The best way to prepare for the SHSAT is with expert guidance, and that’s where Khan’s Tutorial steps in. Our specialized SHSAT prep courses are designed by experts who understand the nuances of the test. We offer comprehensive study materials, practice tests that mirror the actual exam, and personalized tutoring to target your child’s specific needs. With Khan’s Tutorial, you’re not just preparing; you’re setting your child up for success. Let us help turn your child’s specialized high school dreams into reality.

7. How Much Does The SHSAT Cost?

The SHSAT is free for all students in grades eight or nine who are current New York City residents and wish to enroll in one of the city’s specialized high schools. There are no costs associated with taking the SHSAT, allowing equal access to all eligible students aiming for admission to these competitive schools.

8. Will I Have To Write An Essay On The SHSAT?

No, you won’t have to write an essay on the SHSAT. The test consists of multiple-choice questions in English Language Arts and Mathematics only, with no essay writing component.

9. When Is The SHSAT Test?

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is typically given once a year in late October or early November. The exact test date is determined by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and is usually announced in the summer.

10. How early should my child start preparing for the SHSAT?

Starting SHSAT prep early can significantly boost your child’s confidence and performance. Khan’s Tutorial, with its proven track record, suggests beginning at least a year in advance. Our specialized SHSAT program offers customized strategies and in-depth practice to navigate the exam’s challenges efficiently. At Khan’s Tutorial, we’re committed to unlocking your child’s full potential for top-tier specialized high school admission. Join us and ensure your child is not just prepared but ahead.

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