City Smarts SPRING SHSAT Clinic 2019

Our 10-week clinic is designed to instill 7th graders with an authentic, content-level understanding of the SHSAT. Over the course of 13.5 hours of instruction and 3 hours of assessment testing, your 7th grader will become a confident test taker. Read below to learn what makes our program proudly different, and enroll today.

Our class format is the result of over a decade of parent and student feedback, and it is distinct from nearly anything offered by other companies. As students progress through a classroom test prep curriculum, their needs tend to diverge from one another; it is impossible–or at least very difficult–to fine-tune individual technique in a one-size-fits-all classroom format. Consequently, we view classes as a valuable component in a holistic test prep sequence. By the end of our course, students will have built a strong foundation for SHSAT testing. Armed with a detailed knowledge of their individual strengths and weaknesses, students will be prepared to pivot to pinpoint private or small-group lessons. 

Carroll Gardens Location

Dates: Sundays, March 31st-June 23rd* 

Time: 1:30-3 PM

Price: $550

Location: 337 Smith St., Carroll Gardens

Instructors: City Smarts team of SHSAT specialists, overseen by partners Brett Moses & Danielle Florio

*On the 23rd, the class takes a full length exam at 9 am.

Williamsburg Location

Dates: Thursdays, May 4th-June 13th*

Time: 6:30-8 PM 

Price: $550

Location: 240 Kent Ave, Williamsburg

Instructors: City Smarts team of SHSAT specialists, overseen by partners Brett Moses & Danielle Florio

*On the 13th, the class takes a full length exam at 9 am.

90 Minutes of Instruction

We believe that 90 minutes is the ideal amount of effective instructional time for 7th grade learners: just the right length to keep your child engaged but not exhausted.

Clinic capped at 8 students

In order to maintain individual instruction time and encourage peer-learning, we have capped our classes at 8 students. At the end of 10 weeks, our instructors will know your student’s individual learning profile and will have addressed their unique needs. While other companies pack their classes with up to 15 students, we feel that smaller classes facilitate a scholarly learning environment.


Holistic approach

Every year, our SHSAT students find that their grades in math class improve in tandem with our instruction; this is because we focus on building content knowledge rather than slick tricks. City Smarts believes that the best way to conquer the SHSAT is to actually learn the material and become confident in the test’s structure. Our instruction has a lasting impact that will serve your child in school and on subsequent standardized tests.

time management and test day strategies

Not only does City Smarts teach content, but we also devote time to pacing, overcoming test anxiety, and time management.


Our course concludes with a full length mock exam proctored in a real testing environment. Each student will receive a detailed test report that not only outlines in which areas he or she needs to continue improving, but also serves as a benchmark for overall progress. Because City Smarts also offers one of the most robust private SHSAT tutoring programs in the city, we guarantee that we will have guidance in place, should your child need it.

Carroll Gardens Classroom

Williamsburg classroom