City Smarts is offering an 8-week SAT course for students targeting spring test dates. Each class will include instruction, discussion, and skills exercises intended to help students build an exceptional foundation for effective SAT test-taking.

At City Smarts, we’re always trying to innovate, and our 8-week SAT course is no exception. In designing this class, we’ve strived to strike a middle ground between maximalist SAT programs that cost a fortune and exhaust students with impossibly long lessons, and budget options that lack the depth effective test taking requires.

Over the course of eight 90 minute lessons, your child will study the reading, writing, and math portions of the SAT. By the end of this course, students should be exceptionally well prepared to transition to individualized private prep or targeted small group work in the spring.



Dates: Sundays from October 21st-December 16th*

Time: 6:15-7:45pm

Price: $625

Location: 337 Smith St., Carroll Gardens

* No class on November 11th for Veteran's Day. 



Clinic capped at 8 students

City Smarts keeps our classes much smaller than other companies in order to allow time for individual support.


90 Minutes of Instruction

We believe that 90 minutes is the ideal amount of time for SAT instruction: just the right length to keep your child engaged and motivated


We’ve opted for a foundational format rather than a kitchen-sink approach. We think a fall class / spring private prep or group sequence strikes the best possible balance between effectiveness and affordability.

Diagnostics & MILESTONES

City Smarts proctors SATs at our classroom space throughout the year. All students will received a complimentary full-length mock test ($50 value) and report.

Frequently asked questions

my child is a strong/weak test taker. who is this class for?

It is a function of class-based SAT prep that not every student will be on the same level. This class is leveled for average to moderately advanced students and may not be a perfect fit for exceptionally strong or weak students. For more specialized prep, consider private tutoring with City Smarts.

how do you handle anticipated absences?

While City Smarts discourages students from missing classes, we realize that conflicts do come up. In the event of an absence, we are generally able to set up a private make-up lesson at a pro-rated price.

how much homework should my child expect?

Regular, focused practice is an essential, non-negotiable component of effective test prep. Students should be prepared to devote several hours a week to completing homework and will be expected to come prepared to each class having completed all assigned work.

is enrollment refundable?

Yes. We will happily issue a full refund up to a week before the first class. After that, City Smarts will consider a partial refund on a case to case basis.