SHSAT 9th Grade Prep Online

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SHSAT 9th Grade Prep Online helps you prepare for the 9th Grade SHSAT. The course combines SamSchool’s proven methodologies, flexible schedules and affordability. The detailed online lessons offer comprehensive, high-quality test prep to give necessary skills to get high score in the 9th grade SHSAT.

What is this course for?

This online course helps to prepare for the 9th grade SHSAT (New York Specialized High Schools Admission Test).

What is the challenge in 9th grade SHSAT?

New York City students, who were not offered a seat in a specialized high school in 8th grade SHSAT, may take the 9th grade SHSAT in November for another opportunity. Since the number of seats available for 9th graders is just a few hundreds (as against about 4,000 seats for 8th graders), a high score in SHSAT 9th grade is required to be accepted into a specialized high school.

How to get a high score in 9th grade SHSAT?

First, let’s compare the SHSAT for 8th and 9th grades:

SHSAT 8th Grade 9th Grade
ELA Section 57 Qs
  • 57 Qs
  • Stronger vocabulary
  • Challenging ELA Qs
  • Stronger reading selections
Math Section 57 Qs
  • 57 Qs
  • 40-47 Qs in 8th grade level
  • 10-17 Qs in 9th grade level

As you could notice, a major part of 9th grade SHSAT is the same as 8th grade SHSAT! Therefore, it is not enough for a student to focus just on 9th grade topics. The student must also be strong in 8th grade SHSAT topics to get a high score in 9th grade SHSAT.

What is the success rate at SamSchool for 9th grade SHSAT ?

At SamSchool, our 8th grade SHSAT Prep already covers advanced math topics for 9th grade and also includes 2 additional math lessons to for 9th grade students. (See these free math lessons to learn about our math standards and methodologies.)

As a result, we have excellent success rates every year for 9th graders – though some 9th graders still do not make it. In fact, our record SHSAT scores were often achieved by 9th grade SHSAT Takers! SamSchool’s 9th graders have been accepted to Stuyvesant High School, Bronx Science High School and other specialized high schools. See: SHSAT Achievers List for details.

Here are the reasons for our high success rate in 9th grade:

Yes, 9th Grade SHSAT Prep at SamSchool is rewarding and extraordinary!

SamSchool’s 9th Grade SHSAT Prep Online..

SamSchool now offers most affordable 9th Grade SHSAT Prep Online for the benefit of 9th Graders in all boroughs of New York. Students will have unlimited access to the lessons all the way till the SHSAT in October / November.

What is in the course?

9th Grade SHSAT Prep Online is offered in two parts:

What is in 8th Grade SHSAT Prep Online?

SHSAT Online Classroom consists of 36 structured online lessons covering both math and ELA sections of SHSAT plus 4 mini-tests.

In the first part of the course, math topics such as fractions, percents, proportions, algebra, geometry, etc., are reviewed and students learn valuable math techniques to solve typical test questions and their variations. Plenty of examples have been included to demonstrate how to solve typical problems in about 60 seconds each.

ELA lessons illustrate answering strategies for typical questions based on reading paragraphs. Special vocabulary lessons have also been included to improve comprehension of reading selections.

Hundreds of math and ELA practice questions are discussed and solved in the second part of the course. Smart answering strategies, valuable guidance, tips and techniques have been offered to understand and answer math and reading questions. Many lessons also include do-by-yourself exercises with answer keys in math and reading.

This course provides solid foundation in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and related topics. Specific topics include arithmetic exercises, fractions, ratios & proportions, percents, pre-algebra exercises, statistical problems, algebra equations, algebra word problems, geometry exercises involving angles, area, volume, lines, triangles, polygons & circles, probability, inequality and more.

SamSchool’s Online Classroom lessons have been meticulously created using the same successful and result-oriented methodology practiced in SamSchool courses which have helped hundreds of students to get specialized high school admissions in New York, Virginia and other places.

Yes, SamSchool’s Online Classroom offers the best test prep lessons to boost test score in SHSAT.

Note: This course does not include full length practice tests.


Online lessons include all necessary courseware such as topic explanations, sample questions and do-by-yourself exercises with answer keys.


There is no eligibility criteria to register for this course. This Online Classroom Course has been designed to benefit students who’ll be taking 9th Grade SHSAT in New York.

This course may not be relevant or useful to students who will NOT be taking the above Test.

At SamSchool, we excel in test prep..

Test Prep at SamSchool is a highly motivating and rewarding experience. With several years of successful experience in developing practice tests and test prep courses, SamSchool’s offers the most effective test prep courses.

Like how we excel in New York SHSAT with highest success rate of 70% to 80% year after year.

This huge success is the outcome of our result-oriented test prep which gave our students the necessary subject skills, smart strategies, plenty of practice and motivation – and – challenged them to achieve. We are proud of our achievers who are now in some of the greatest high schools in New York!

Yes, at SamSchool, we achieve. Come, achieve your dreams with us!

FREE Lessons

You may watch a few FREE lessons here: 

Total number of lessons

This course offers 36 online lessons at 8th grade level PLUS 2 online math lessons covering 9th grade math topics which were not covered in 8th grade lessons PLUS 4 mini-tests.

This course does NOT offer any in-person lessons.

Lesson Schedules

Upon registration, students will have access to lessons in both math and English.

Internet and Device Requirement

This is an online course and therefore, you’ll be required to have a reliable Internet connection and a suitable device such as a PC, laptop or tablet. Cell phones may not be suitable to take these lessons. Please watch the FREE lessons, as mentioned above, to determine if your device is suitable to take the course.

Course Schedule

Upon registration, students may take any lessons in the course, at any time, from any location in the USA or other countries, using any compatible PC, laptop or tablet.

Course Duration

Students may register anytime for this course. Registered students may start taking lessons as soon as they receive confirmation email after the registration.

The course ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2023, for all registered students taking this course.

Course Fee

Regular Course Fee: $299 (one time payment).
Special Offer Now: $199 (one time payment).

How to register?

**** Online registrations for this course are open. ****

Registration for this course must be done online with a major credit / debit card. It’s simple and easy, requiring just an email address and no other personal information. Our server accepts payments using secured online payment systems of Paypal, Braintree and Stripe.

Please read our Terms of Sale, Terms of Use, Refund Policy and Privacy Policy before registering for this course. By registering for SamSchool’s Online Classroom course, you acknowledge that you have read SamSchool’s Terms of Sale, Terms of Use, Refund Policy and Privacy Policy and you agree to the same.

Parents may also register for this course by visiting SamSchool locations in New York with prior appointments. Please note that payments are accepted by cash only at SamSchool locations.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Customer is eligible for FULL refund if (1) the Customer cancels the registration within THREE calendar days from the date of registration and (2) the Customer takes no more than FOUR lessons, partly or fully, during the first THREE calendar days of registration and (3) the Customer does not download / access / view any tests / practice materials during the first THREE calendar of registration. No refund will be offered if ALL THREE conditions above are not satisfied. The date of registration for a SamSchool Product shall be deemed to be Day #1 for the purposes of cancellation and refund. Playing a course video, partly or fully, as well as, accessing or downloading or viewing any test / practice material will be considered as taking one lesson each. Please call (212) 470 7110 to cancel a registration.

Please read our Terms of Sale, Terms of Use, Refund Policy and Privacy Policy fully before registering for this course.

Frequently asked Questions

Please read this FAQ document to learn more about SHSAT.


Please send your questions online from this page: Send Questions Online.


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