2017 Hunter H.S. Mock Exam & Crash Course

Actual Hunter Test Date: Friday, January 6th, 2017

-Step One: Mock Exam

a.Take a practice Hunter admission exam to gauge your readiness. Receive detailed results that display areas of needed improvement.

Mock Exam Event: Nov. 26th, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $45 (Fee waived for students currently registered for fall semester)

Call to register by Wed., Nov. 23rd, 2016

-Step Two: Final Preparation Round

a. Hunter Crash Course: Now that you know what areas need to be targeted, use the help of our experienced instructors to boost strengths and reduce weaknesses. With it, gain valuable strategies and the edge needed to tackle the challenging exam.

5-day Crash Course: Dec. 27, 28, 29, 30, 2016 / Jan. 2, 2017 10:00am-4:30pm

Register by Sat., Dec. 17th, 2016


List will continue to be updated

NameCurrent School
Alexander WoodJHS 185
Chase GoldbergPS 174
Ellis Rubin JHS 157
Jack EscowitzJHS 185
Joseph KimNEST+m
Roy ParkJHS 194


NameCurrent School
Eric ChaeMS 122
Eric SamsonSt/ Andrews
Lynn KimJHS 185

Hunter Cut-off Scores for 2016 Test Eligibility
(Announced 9/14)
2016 NYC ELA – 346  /   Math – 358  qualifying scores

Q. What are the benefits of attending Hunter HS?
A. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Hunter College High School is one of the most competitive middle schools in the nation, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The school’s curriculum is widely revered for excellence in both humanities and sciences. It is also noted for sending a very large percentage of their students to the top tier colleges and universities.

Q. I want to prepare for my child to attend Hunter High School. How can I have my child be considered?

A. With the only point of admission being in kindergarten and 7th grade, all entering students are required to take a competitive entrance exam. The exam is open only to students who are New York City residents. Students must qualify to take the Entrance Exam by achieving qualifying scores on 5th grade NY Statewide tests. The qualifying score changes each year.

Q. In order to be eligible to take the test, my child needs to perform well on the NYS ELA and Math test. Should we be preparing for the state test instead?
A. Our initial goal is to have students qualify for the exam. Whilst preparing for the HCHS test, they will be learning the key techniques and skills to score well even on the NYS exams. We do not want to overwhelm and burden students with a bulk of advanced material, so our 2016 summer semester starts them off by having grade level material quickly but thoroughly covered.

Q. I noticed that the material students are tested on have not been covered by public schools. Will topics not yet covered in school be taught during your program?

A. The topics to be covered for the exam will certainly be covered in any one of our Hunter preparation courses. However, it is quite a dense amount of material, so students aiming for Hunter will typically take our summer 7-week course, our fall 16-week course, and finish off with an intense 5-day crash course.

Q. I’m not sure if I want to send my child to Hunter as of now. Would the course still be effective?

A. Even if you do not choose to send your child to Hunter, the preparation course will boost your child’s proficiency level to later help him/her for the Specialized High School exam. The HCHS preparation course specializes in covering advanced mathematical and essay writing concepts which will also give them a head start into junior high school and beyond. With the test taking tips and techniques learned, students will become better and stronger test takers.

Q. How do you prepare your students?
A. 2016-17 Courses Available (most effective if taken in order listed):

  •  2017 Summer Semester: July 5-Aug. 18, Mon.-Thurs., 11:45am-4:15pm
  • 2016 Spring-Fall Saturday 32-wk Semester: 2/6/16 – 1/7/17, 9:00am–2:45pm
  • 2016 Fall 16-wk Writing Course: Beginning 9/16/16, Fridays, 3:50–5:50pm
  • 2016 5-day Crash Course: 12/26 – 30/16, 10:00am–4:30pm