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High School Admissions Webinar – January 12, 2022

Thanks for attending our High School Admissions Webinar on Wednesday, January 12! We hope you found the information useful and have some next steps to focus on as your student prepares for high school admissions. Scroll down to view the webinar recording. Already know that you want to enroll your student in a boot camp? […]...

New year, new us!

Welcome to our upgraded website! We’re ringing in 2022 with brand new learning enhancements, more convenience, and even more content. We’re still fine tuning some of the details, so if you notice anything strange with your account, please let us know and we’ll get right on it! (Due to the holidays, we’re staffed a bit […]...

NYC High School Guide

Check out the latest Official DOE Public School Admissions Guide below. Exploring Specialized High Schools? Learn more on our SHSAT Resource Center. Explore our small-group classes, or ask us about private tutoring. Public School  Admissions Guide This guide from the 2021-2022 school year contains important information about the high school application process, including notable changes […]...

SHSAT Test Date Announced

Updated 10/14/21 The DOE has finally announced the SHSAT test date for current 8th graders! Read on for the latest. What We Know Test date confirmed for Thursday, December 2. Registered 8th grade students who attend a public DOE middle school will test at their current school during the school day. Registered 8th grade students […]...

NYC High School Open Houses

Welcome to our virtual open house resource page. We’ve compiled available open house videos from NYC Specialized High schools for your convenience. The schools are listed alphabetically. Thinking about applying? You’ll need to ace the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), the ONLY way to land a seat in these schools. Learn more on our […]...

2020 SHSAT Rescheduled for January 27, 2021

This is the news we’ve been waiting for! The DOE announced today that the SHSAT for current 8th graders will be administered beginning January 27, 2021. We’ve compiled the most relevant information for you and your family. Read on to learn more about key updates and what you can do to get ready. Last Updated: […]...

Interpreting SHSAT Practice Test Scores

Our SHSAT practice tests are a great way to establish a benchmark, check for understanding, and gauge progress. With our testing video tool, students have an opportunity to practice under a timed setting, with many of the same prompts and reminders they would receive in an in-person practice test. But what happens after you’ve taken […]...

Ready for Launch on the SHSAT?

The SHSAT is right around the corner. Is your family ready? Check out how your student can make the most of these last few days before the big day. Good luck! https://www.facebook.com/693348854103796/posts/2248936905211642/...

NYC DOE Unveils Updated Admissions Process

We just heard about some changes to the middle and high school admissions process that we wanted to share with our families. Take a look below to learn more, and let us know on Facebook what your thoughts are! What are some of the changes? One application round Waitlist position revealed Who do these changes […]...

High School Admissions Webinar – January 12, 2022

Thanks for attending our High School Admissions Webinar on Wednesday, January 12! We hope you found the information useful and have some next steps to focus on as your student prepares for high school admissions. Scroll down to view the webinar recording. Already know that you want to enroll your student in a boot camp? […]...

New year, new us!

Welcome to our upgraded website! We’re ringing in 2022 with brand new learning enhancements, more convenience, and even more content. We’re still fine tuning some of the details, so if you notice anything strange with your account, please let us know and we’ll get right on it! (Due to the holidays, we’re staffed a bit […]...

NYC High School Guide

Check out the latest Official DOE Public School Admissions Guide below. Exploring Specialized High Schools? Learn more on our SHSAT Resource Center. Explore our small-group classes, or ask us about private tutoring. Public School  Admissions Guide This guide from the 2021-2022 school year contains important information about the high school application process, including notable changes […]...

SHSAT Test Date Announced

Updated 10/14/21 The DOE has finally announced the SHSAT test date for current 8th graders! Read on for the latest. What We Know Test date confirmed for Thursday, December 2. Registered 8th grade students who attend a public DOE middle school will test at their current school during the school day. Registered 8th grade students […]...

NYC High School Open Houses

Welcome to our virtual open house resource page. We’ve compiled available open house videos from NYC Specialized High schools for your convenience. The schools are listed alphabetically. Thinking about applying? You’ll need to ace the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), the ONLY way to land a seat in these schools. Learn more on our […]...

2020 SHSAT Rescheduled for January 27, 2021

This is the news we’ve been waiting for! The DOE announced today that the SHSAT for current 8th graders will be administered beginning January 27, 2021. We’ve compiled the most relevant information for you and your family. Read on to learn more about key updates and what you can do to get ready. Last Updated: […]...

Interpreting SHSAT Practice Test Scores

Our SHSAT practice tests are a great way to establish a benchmark, check for understanding, and gauge progress. With our testing video tool, students have an opportunity to practice under a timed setting, with many of the same prompts and reminders they would receive in an in-person practice test. But what happens after you’ve taken […]...

Ready for Launch on the SHSAT?

The SHSAT is right around the corner. Is your family ready? Check out how your student can make the most of these last few days before the big day. Good luck! https://www.facebook.com/693348854103796/posts/2248936905211642/...

NYC DOE Unveils Updated Admissions Process

We just heard about some changes to the middle and high school admissions process that we wanted to share with our families. Take a look below to learn more, and let us know on Facebook what your thoughts are! What are some of the changes? One application round Waitlist position revealed Who do these changes […]...

Has COVID Cancelled the SAT?

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, headlines suggested that the global health crisis spelled the end of the role of standardized tests like the SAT in education. Indeed, many high profile institutions of higher learning moved to a test-optional model. Yet, as people have begun to adapt to the disease, and as in-person learning […]...

Salutations, Stuyvesant!

Know us as SHSAT specialists? Attended our SHSAT Boot Camp? We also do a lot more. Check out how we can help you (and your siblings) ace your tests, stand out from the crowd, and apply to the colleges and universities of your dreams. ( to all the Tutorverse alumni!) Admissions Applications & Essay Help […]...

SHSAT: Planning ahead reduces stress & improves outcomes.

Feeling lost or overwhelmed by the high school admissions process? You’re not alone. Each year, we hear from dozens of families who are confused by the high school admissions process. The good news is that there are a lot of great high schools in New York City. In fact, some of the best high schools […]...

3 Ways to Prepare for Transition Years

Start Early Students make the transition in grades 5, 8, and 12, but much of the work to prepare for those years is done in advance. For example, students applying to colleges in grade 12 often take their SATs & ACTs in grades 10 and 11, and start studying for these tests in grades 9 […]...

Welcome, Wolverines!

Did you know? Our founder, Marcus Rappaport, is a fellow Wolverine (shout out to the Class of ’98)! As a result, Bronx Science has a special place in our hearts. Many Wolverines know us as SHSAT specialists and attended our SHSAT Boot Camp ( to all the Tutorverse alumni). We also do a lot more. […]...

What’s the best way to get ready for both the SHSAT and the ISEE?

There’s a lot to do if you’re thinking about both Specialized High Schools and private schools. The good news is that the process is completely manageable. What are these tests? In order to receive an invitation to one of the Specialized High Schools, 8th graders need to take the SHSAT. This presents 7th-grade common core […]...

SHSAT: Planning ahead reduces stress & improves outcomes.

Feeling lost or overwhelmed by the high school admissions process? You’re not alone. Each year, we hear from dozens of families who are confused by the high school admissions process. The good news is that there are a lot of great high schools in New York City. In fact, some of the best high schools […]...

Should I compare my child with others?

While at first this might seem to be another contentious subject, it shouldn’t be. Comparing your child with others is full of pitfalls. At first blush, it might seem like the obvious thing to do since we as adults do it daily. Whether it’s deliberate, like when we consider the professional successes and failures of […]...