Free Study Program for the SHSAT
Brought to you by the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association and current Stuy students
We envision Stuyvesant High School as the #1 choice for all NYC students seeking an incomparable educational experience in STEM, the Arts and Humanities, and more.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting the StuyPrep program to utilize virtual classrooms and other strategies to minimize health risks to all those involved in the program. We expect to shift to a hybrid format in 2023.
Please check back soon for updates on the next edition of the program.
StuyPrep prepares students for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) - currently the only criterion for admission to the Specialized High Schools - which is available to all 8th-Graders.
The program involves virtual and/or in-person instruction with a reputable educational services company. Later in the program, StuyPrep endeavors to provide more individualized attention and enrichment for participants, which include trips to Stuyvesant High School, Q&A sessions with current Stuy students and/or alumni, and other small-group activities.
We will always prioritize the health and safety of all involved in our program.
WHY SHOULD I BE INTERESTED?
The specialized high schools provide a world-class education at the price of attending any other New York City public high school (they are completely free).
The specialized high schools provide students the opportunity to be surrounded by bright and motivated peers, and they have a consistent track record of preparing top caliber students for college and the years beyond.
These specialized high schools grant admission on the basis of the SHSAT. Expensive test preparation services are not necessary to do well on the SHSAT. However, students must prepare in some way to excel on the exam.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
StuyPrep accepts recommendations from school counselors, principals, and teachers. Although recommendations are not required, all students are asked to submit an application. Students usually begin the program in their second semester of 7th Grade, and are eligible to take the upcoming SHSAT during their 8th grade school year.
Please note that attendance, completion of homework (if applicable), and independent study are required. Too many unexcused absences may be grounds for dismissal from the program, as is any inappropriate conduct.