2017 Hunter H.S.  Crash Course

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

Final Preparation Round

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

2016

List will continue to be updated

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

2015

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

About the Hunter College HS Admissions Test

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.

Classes Available

2017 SPRING: 2/3 – 6/4 (16 weeks)

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

5G

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

Supplemental Friday Writing Course: 2/3 – 6/3 (3:50PM-5:50PM)

  1. Admission Essay Writing Preparation

2017 summer: 7/10 – 8/24 (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 and admission potential
  • 4 complimentary mock exams to benchmark scores
  1. Advanced Math
  2. Admission Essay Writing
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Mock Exam Class

2017 Fall: 9/11 – 1/6 (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