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Admission to the Hunter College High School is highly competitive.
Each year about 2,500 academically gifted students compete to
fill roughly 250 spaces in the entering class. One-on-one tutoring
enhances your student's chances to perform at his or her best.
To be successful in this exam students must perform well above
their present grade level. In a regular classroom setting, an
above-average student may not be adequately stimulated and may
lose interest if the content and material are not challenging.
Private tutoring can supplement learning by creating an atmosphere
that emphasizes critical thinking, creative process and subject
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thereby improving your talented child's ability to perform well
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What is the Hunter College High School?
The Hunter College High School is a public school established
to educate intellectually gifted students of diverse ethnic, cultural
and socio-economic backgrounds from the five boroughs of New York
City. It consists of an elementary school (PreK - grade 6) and
a high school (grades 7-12).
Who can take the Hunter entrance exam?
The only entry point to Hunter High School is the seventh grade.
Thus, the exam is designed for New York City's intellectually
gifted 6th grade students, as determined by performance in standardized
assessments, who are performing at at two to three and one half
years above sixth grade level.
is the Hunter College admission test offered?
The Hunter exam is offered once in January of each year to students
residing within the five Boroughs of NYC who meet the specific
criteria in reading and mathematics.
There are no make-ups or retests.
How does a student register for the Hunter Examination?
School Principals are asked to identify students who performed at high levels on the fifth grade standardized tests (greater than 90th percentile in Total Reading and Math). Admission cards for the entrance exam are sent to those eligible candidates.
What is the Hunter School High School Admission Test Structure?
It is a three hour exam consisting of about 100 multiple choice
questions and one essay.
- Verbal Section (50% weight)
- Reading Comprehension
- Sentence Completion
- Math Section (50% weight): Basic skills to solve problems
- Assigned Topic Essay (30 minutes) - "high quality and content required"
How does the entrance exam determine admission to the Hunter High School Gifted program?
A "cut-off" score in the multiple-choice portion of the exam is
determined. Essays from students that met the cut-off score are
read. The top scorers on the objective exam who also wrote a high
quality essay are offered admission. Additionally, the next 30
students, by score and essay quality, who are economically disadvantaged,
are offered admission.
Amlon Tutors will help your gifted student succeed!
Nurturing giftedness is an on-going and long-term process. Amlon
Tutors will help your talented student prepare for this difficult
test by ensuring that the student is performing above grade level.
In school, the student is receiving instruction at the 6th grade
level, which is not sufficiently rigorous for taking the Hunter
exam. Extreme care is taken that the student is not pushed too
hard, beyond his/her capabilities. There will be specific focus
on mastering a rich vocabulary, handling advanced grade reading
material, acquiring high math skills, and developing an effective
writing style. Most importantly, your talented student will be
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