The TACHS exam provides eligibility to attend Catholic high schools in and around New York City.
The exam tests many of the same academic skills as the COOP and HSPT exams. The test is also very similar to the TerraNova tests which are given every year in early October. The major areas that are covered on the TACHS are reading, language, mathematics, and general reasoning ability skills.
Every year the TACHS test normally takes place in early November with the results coming back in January and February. The test is administered to grade 8 students for admission into the next year’s freshman class.
Test will cover the following:
The mathematics section of the test will encompass needed knowledge with: integers, fractions, decimals, percents, algebra, geometry, polygons, circles, measurements, graphs and tables, word problems, sequencing, and analogies.

This section focuses on the student’s ability to depict patterns and sequences that can be used for further edification.

Verbal Skills
The verbal skills tested are ones seen on many standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT. The skills tested include, but are not limited to: word roots, synonyms and antonyms, and verbal reasoning.

HSPT for Regis HS Admission

Regis High School. Located near the Central Park upper west side, Regis High School is one of the most competitive high schools in NYC. As an all-boy’s college-prep high school, it offers a rigorous college preparation program to Roman Catholic families- all tuition free!
This school offers a nurturing environment with a strong Jesuit foundation for intellectually advanced boys.
Boy must be a Roman Catholic to apply for eligibility. A baptismal certificate will be required for an admission application. Top 10% of his grade level and demonstrates maturity and independence to take greater responsibility academically.
Each year, Regis High School receives over 1500 applications from rising 9th graders as they compete for 1 of the 250 seats available. All eligible applicants are invited to take the HSPT offered at Regis High School in early month in November. However, only selected students are invited back around mid-December for a one-on-one interview that will serve as the 2nd round of the application process.
The tests above, requires mastery of general knowledge as well as proficiency with advanced learning techniques. Our enrichment and high school admissions’ specific courses can help build the skills and techniques needed to gain successful scores.

How we help you prepare

We offer tutoring and consulting services for families interested in applying for schools that accept TACHS and HSPT scores.