8th Grade - Admin Team (Ms. Capasso AP, Ms. Bosco Guidance)

Parents First Phase of High School Information: Using the System

All applications will now be completed online by families. Our team of counselors are going to assist everyone through the process.

 In Mid- October the myschools system opens for families. Most students have an account already that they created when they were in elementary school.

1. How to log in to your myschools account

  •   Step 1 : Go to
  •  Step 2: Enter your email address used when setting up the account (most likely when your child was in grade 5 for the middle school process) You can reset your password if you forgot it
  • Step 3: For those who no longer have access to this email account or did not have a Myschools account, please send your child to Guidance so they can request a new account creation code to set up a new accountOnce opened, you will see several tabs which contain information for the various steps to the high process i.e the SHSAT & LaGuardia sign up, an online HS directory and school finder app along with the actual application for the 12 choices.

2. The first step for families is to take the tutorials on the site and see how helpful this site can be for this process–there is a lot of information and ultimately once we are all comfortable utilizing the online system, we know it will be manageable and convenient.

The 4 things you can do now are:

1. Study for the SHSAT if you plan to take it. You can take a prep course (see the guidance tab on our website to see a list of providers) There are sample tests in the HS Admissions guide book online. :

2.  Review Talent Audition requirements on the website:

  • The process may change each year, but you can get familiar with what is likely to happen. Talk directly with your talent teachers and begin to identify songs, monologues, dances or artwork for your portfolios.

3.  Begin to identify schools and programs you may be interested in:

  • The 2023 High School Admissions Guide is available online in English and nine other languages.. This guide includes everything you need to know about applying to high schools in New York City, including how to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions.
  • Use the searchable high school directory online to explore schools and programs in more detail.
  • Keep a list of all schools you are interested in In the Fall when your individual Myschools account is open, you will be able to save the list directly in your account


  • Sign up for MS51 emails: 

Other Links:

HS Admission Videos:

7th Grade Admin Team (Mr. Trinidad AP IA, Ms. Aslam Guidance)


Following are test prep tutors who have participated in our past open house events. Some businesses are owned by graduates of specialized high schools or hire graduates and students as teachers and tutors, and minority-owned. SHSAT Prep Course Tutors

These are not endorsements. The Stuyvesant HS alumni Diversity Initiative and the Stuyvesant HS Alumni Association do  not benefit from these businesses. Families should use these suggestions as a launching pad in the research for the type of tutoring that suits their children.

Dream Chasers

DREAMChasers is a free tutoring and mentorship program for the New York City Specialized High School Test (SHSAT).  This program provides seventh grade students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds with greater access to quality education with the goal of improving their prospects of attending a NYC specialized high school.  Students will receive eleven months of test preparation and over 300 hours of tutoring from Khan’s Tutorial.

6th Grade Admin Team (Ms. Sterlis AP & Ms. Liriano Paulino Guidance)