Hunter H.S. Prep (5-6th Grade)

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NameCurrent School
Alexander WoodJHS 185
Chase GoldbergPS 174
Ellis RubinJHS 157
Jack EscowitzJHS 185
Joseph KimNEST+m
Roy ParkJHS 194
Eric ChaeMS 122
Eric SamsonSt/ Andrews
Lynn KimJHS 185
*List will continue to be updated
The qualifying scores needed to sit for the HCHS 2018 Entrance Exam are:
English Language Arts (ELA) Scale Score= 350 (or higher)
Math Scale Score= 355 (or higher)

Classes Available

2018 Fall: 9/9 – 12/30 (16 weeks)

  • Saturdays: 9:00AM – 2:45 PM (30 minute lunch period)
  • Students take four 80-minute classes that reinforce test material and techniques

6G

  1. Advanced Math
  2. Admission Essay Writing
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Mock Exam Class (Practice test techniques)
Supplemental Friday Writing Course: 9/15 – 12/22 (3:50PM-5:50PM)
  1. Admission Essay Writing Preparation

2018 Spring: 1/27/2018 – 6/2/2018 (16 weeks)

  • Saturdays: 9:00AM – 2:45 PM (30 minute lunch period)
  • Students take four 80-minute classes that reinforce test material and techniques

5th G

  1. Advanced Math
  2. Admission Essay Writing
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Mock Exam

2018 summer: 7/9 – 8/23 (7 weeks)

  • Mon.– Thurs., 9:00AM – 1:45 PM (20 minute lunch period)
  • Students take two classes a day and 4 subjects in total
  • Pre-tests and homework assignments reinforce material taught in class
  • Small groups are led by test specialists and subject specific teachers to improve score potential and GPAs
  • 4 complimentary mock exams to help benchmark scores
  1. Analytical Math
  2. Writing and Grammar
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Reading Comprehension and Scrambled Paragraphs