Specialized High School Tests (SHSAT)

Current 8th and 9th grade students seeking admission into one of New York City’s Specialized High Schools, must take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). There are 9 Specialized High Schools in NYC: Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn Technical High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts*, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Staten Island Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School.


*LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts does not use the SHSAT in their admissions process. Instead they require an audition and review of student records.

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