MS HS Admissions

Testing

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SHSAT

NYC DOE's info on the Specialized HS Admissions Test. 

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SHSAT

InsideSchools' info on the Specialized HS Admissions Test. Registration opens October 3rd. Registration deadline: October 27th.

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DREAM Program

Saturday and summer program that prepares NYC public school students to take the SHSAT.

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Hunter College High School Entrance Exam

Testing in 6th grade for 7th grade entry (only)  

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ISEE

Independent School Entrance Exam 

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SSAT

Secondary School Admissions Test (for independent schools)   

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HSPT

High School Placement Test (HSPT) used for specific Catholic High Schools. Registration occurs through the school. Can be used in admissions and/or merit scholarship. 

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TACHS

Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools

 

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Middle & High School Monthly Admissions Checklist

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Major Dates/Deadlines

NYC Public (dates subject to change-check NYC DOE)
Middle School 
October 11, 2023: Application Opens 
December 8, 2023: Application Closes 
April 3, 2024: Offers Release 

High School 
October 3, 2023: HS Application & SHSAT Registration Opens 
October 27, 2023: SHSAT Registration Closes 
December 1, 2023: Application Closes 
March 7, 2024: Offers Release 

Independent School Notification & Reply Dates

Diversity Resources

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Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship

A merit-based, need-blind high school scholarship for gifted students.

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Oliver Scholars

Prepares high-achieving Black & Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools.

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TEAK Fellowship

NYC-based program that helps prepare talented middle school students from low-income families to get into selective high schools.  

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Prep for Prep

Identifies NYC’s most promising students of color and prepares them for success at independent schools.

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A Better Chance

Helps talented students of color to access and succeed in selective college preparatory schools.  

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Marymount's Butler Scholars Program

Provides opportunities for academically gifted students to attend Marymount's Upper School. Marymount is an all girls school and students must be baptized Catholic or attend parochial schools.

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De La Salle Academy

Private, independent school in NYC for academically talented, economically less advantaged boys and girls in grades six through eight with a need-blind admission policy.

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George Jackson Academy

Provides rigorous academics to high achieving boys in the NY metropolitan area, regardless of their economic means; families pay only what they can afford. 

Events

Boarding School Fair

Tuesday, September 19th 
4:30 - 6:15pm
Loyola School Gymnasium E. 83rd Street, between Park & Madison 

Harlem Academy's High School Fair

Saturday, October 14th 
11:00am - 1:00pm