Below is a summary of the results of 86 students who John Zaborskis and associated tutors consistently helped prepare for the TACHS, HSPT, and/or similar high school admissions exam in individual and group lessons online. Elina, Jordan, Liam, Cassidy, Jasky, Adham, Jeffrey, Julian, Jon, Nicholas, Maream, and others helped students entering high school in September 2023 earn over
$4,215,610
in academic scholarships to high schools in
Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.
This is over $17 million in scholarships for 8th grade students from 2015-2023 not accounting for inflation. Counting inflation, this is over $19 million.
- Regis High School, Manhattan – Regis High School Admissions Profile
- 17 out of 25 students passed the rigorous Regis exam to earn an interview. A full four-year scholarship/acceptance is valued at over $27,500/year = more than $110,000 over four years each
- This is a very conservative estimate as it is arguably the best high school in the country. A Regis education is priceless.
- These 25 students were counted as the denominator before they were selected to take the test by their principals.
- Xavier High School, Manhattan – Xavier High School Admissions Profile
- one almost full scholarship valued at about $89,400 in total over four years
- three Loyola Scholarships of $56,000 in total over four years each*
- one half scholarship of about 44,700 over 4 years*
- two Presidential scholarships worth about $37,600 over four years each
- one scholarship of $8,000 per year = $32,000 over four years
- eight Larkin Scholarships worth $4,000 per year = $16,000 over four years each*
- Loyola School, Manhattan – Loyola NYC Admissions Profile
- one scholarship of $10,000/year = $40,000 over 4 years
- Notre Dame School, Manhattan
- one scholarship of about $7,500/year = $30,000 over four years
- one scholarship of about $7,000/year = $28,000 over four years
- Dominican Academy, Manhattan
- one approximately quarter scholarship of $5,000/year = $20,000 over four years
- St. Vincent Ferrer High School, Manhattan
- one scholarship of about $1,500/year = $6,000 over four years
- La Salle Academy, Manhattan
- one scholarship of about $4,000/year = $16,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $1,500/year = $6,000 over four years
- Xaverian High School, Brooklyn – Xaverian High School Admissions Profile
- one full four-year scholarship = $17,500/year = $70,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $11,000 per year = $44,000 over four years
- three three-quarter scholarships = $52,500 over four years each
- three half scholarships = $35,000 over four years each
- three one-quarter scholarships = $17,500 over four years each
- St. Savior High School, Brooklyn
- one scholarship of about $7,000/year = $28,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $1000/year = $4,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $500/year = $2,000 over four years
- St. Edmund’s Preparatory High School, Brooklyn
- one half scholarship of about $27,000
- one quarter scholarship of about $13,500
- Christ the King School, Brooklyn
- one scholarship of $5,725/year = $22,900
- Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Brooklyn
- one scholarship of $4,000/year = $12,000
- St. Joseph by the Sea High School, Staten Island – St. Joseph by the Sea Admissions Profile
- two full four-year scholarships = $9,200/year = more than $36,800 over four years each
- one half scholarship = $18,400 over four years
- St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island – Saint Joseph Hill Academy Admissions Profile
- two full scholarships valued at approximately $9,500/year = $38,000 over four years each
- Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island – Monsignor Farrell Admissions Profile
- four scholarships of $2,000/year = $8,000 over four years each
- St. Peter’s Boys High School, Staten Island
- three full scholarships of about $8,900/year = $35,600 over four years each*
- one scholarship of $2,000/year = $10,000 over four years
- Moore Catholic High School, Staten Island – Moore Admissions Profile
- one full scholarship valued at approximately $8,800/year = $35,200 over four years
- Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens
- one three-quarter scholarship = $32,250 over four years
- two half scholarships = $21,500 over four years each each
- two scholarships of $1,000/year = $4,000 each
- St. John’s Preparatory School, Queens
- one full scholarship of $9,950 per year = $39,800 over four years
- Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School , Queens
- one scholarship of $2,000 per year = $8,000 over four years
- Chaminade High School, Long Island
- two scholarships of $3,500/year = $14,000 over four years each
- St. Joseph Regional School, Montvale, New Jersey
- one scholarship of $11,000/year = $44,000 over four years
- St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, New Jersey
- two full Sheehan Scholarships plus stipend worth over $24,000/year = $96,000 over four years each
- one scholarship of $10,000/year = $40,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $5,000/year = $20,000 over four years
- Don Bosco Preparatory High School, New Jersey
- two scholarships of $25,300 over four years each
- Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx
- one scholarship of $5,000/year = $20,000 over four years
- two scholarships of $2,500/year = $10,000 over four years each
- Iona Preparatory, New Rochelle
- one scholarship of $8,000/year = $32,000 over four years
- one scholarship of $4,000/year = $12,000 over four years
- The Ursuline School, New Rochelle
- one half scholarship = $41,200 over four years
- Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Somers
- one full scholarship of $9,800/year = $39,200 over four years
- Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale
- one $1,000 scholarship with opportunity to interview for more
* Denotes that the parent/student told us after the graphs on this page were made because they were going to Regis and didn’t think it was relevant. Info with a star has one scholarship not included in the graphs or statistics below yet.
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Tuition found on the respective school websites or TACHSinfo.com. If the listed tuition was for 2022-2023, we increased it proportionally by 5% to account for inflation. This is a slight underestimate in 2023.
Results of Tutoring SHSAT Prep 2023
In addition to the results of schools that use the TACHS, HSPT, ISEE, and SSAT above, 12 out of the 19 students we prepared for the SHSAT, either in combination with the test above or separately, earned a seat at a Specialized New York City High School, such as Staten Island Technical High School, Bronx Science, or Brooklyn Technical High School.
4 students scored above 561 and well enough for a seat at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. The average of the scores of the 17 students who reported scores was 514.
In the results above, we only included students who joined in September or prior. All student above were in individual or groups lessons for 6 to 60 weeks. Some started as early as 6th grade. Most had about 25 lessons and many practice exams. We did not include $42,000 in scholarships to Ursuline and Holy Child by a student who had one lesson and one practice test. We did not include a few scholarships of students who only had one practice test or a lesson, except one Regis interview who scored very poorly on the Language section on his first HSPT practice exam in October. John had a few individual lessons to improve his grammar, and he scored well enough on the Regis exam for an interview and eventual acceptance. John did not want to include this, but his mom said it definitely counts.
Most lessons were online for the past 3 years. Our results show that our online lessons were just as effective as in-person lessons, if not more so. We’ve been able to tutor more students. Students attend more lessons online consistently without running into travel or other logistical issues for in-person lessons.
This is a sum of over 4 million dollars in academic scholarships. Most students made all three high schools on the TACHS. All of our students who reported results were accepted to at least their first choice. Many were accepted to the Honors and/or Scholars programs to schools such as Marymount, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Fontbonne, Kellenberg, Notre Dame Academy, and many of the best schools in the NYC area above.
About 22% of the students in the program from 2022-2023 earned over $100,000
The average award of all 86 students was about $49,000 in scholarships over four years, which was better than previous years when all lessons were in-person. If a student received a scholarship, his or her individual average was $89,693! The median of those students was $61,100.
47 out of the 86 student we prepared earned a scholarship. Since over half the students earned a scholarship, the median of all students was non-zero and $12,000. The graphs below show 46 students and were created before some data was received.
44 out of the 86 students earned a scholarship over $10,000. This is over half of the students.
33 students earned at least $25,000 in combined scholarships. This is 38% or more than 1 out of every 3 students.
26 students earned at least $50,000 in combined scholarships. This is 30% or more than 1 out of every 4 students.
19 of those students earned at least $100,000 in combined scholarships. This is more than 1 out of every 5 students. Many students earned multiple scholarships. If they took only their largest award, they saved a combined total of over $2,665,950 or over $57,955 on average.
Investing in your student’s education will yield many times the returns over their lifetime, whether it allows them to get a better job, earn more in their career, save time at a task, or solve novel problems that make them and those around them happier. Most of our students have earned many times their (parent’s) return on investment in only 6 months to a year. I teach all lessons in a way that shows how the material will be used in the future. What students learn in 7th grade are the building blocks from which all future math, science, and other material will be built. What they learned in high school admissions lessons will pay dividends throughout their entire lives.
John Zaborskis and associated tutors have helped 8th grade students earn over $17 million in scholarships.
See our past TACHS and HSPT scholarship results since 2015 here: High School Admissions Scholarship Results
2015 Results – $430,000 in scholarships
2016 Results – $172,500 in scholarships
2017 Results – $1.4 million in scholarships
2018 Results – $1.4 million in scholarships
2019 Results – $1.3 million in scholarships
2020 Results – $1.7 million in scholarships
2021 Results – $2.5 million in scholarships
2022 Results – $3.8 million in scholarships
Preparation for the rigorous high school entrance exams in New York such as the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools and High School Placement Tests has already begun. Contact me to talk about how we can get the best results from your student. 6th and 7th grade is the best time to start, not only because of the impending high school entrance exams but also because grades in school in 7th grade matter heavily for entrance into most high schools. Above all, most topics in algebra, physics, chemistry, math, and calculus rely on concepts learned/mastered around 7th and 8th grade.
Slightly less than half the students who we prepared from 2018-2023 earned at least one scholarship. 160 of them earned over $10,000 in scholarships, 119 students earned over $25,000 in scholarships, and 55 earned over $100,000 in scholarships.
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Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2022
For our most recent results, see Results of High School Admissions Prep 2023 = $4 million in scholarships. 17 interviews to Regis High School. Our students have had over 59 interviews to Regis and $17 million in scholarships since 2015. Below is a summary of the results of 98 students who John Zaborskis and associated tutors consistently helped prepare for the TACHS, HSPT, and/or similar high...
Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2021
Below is a summary of the results of 80 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored for the TACHS and/or HSPT in individual and group lessons online. Entering high school in September 2021, they earned over $2,507,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island. This is over $9 million in scholarships for 8th grade...
HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2020
Below is a summary of the results of 52 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored for the TACHS and/or HSPT in individual and group lessons. Entering high school in September 2020, they earned over $1,733,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens. This is over $6 million in scholarships for eighth grade students from 2016-2020. Regis...
HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2019
Below is a summary of the results of 35 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored and who took the TACHS and/or HSPT. They will enter high school in September 2019. Most prep was in group lessons but some was individual. They earned over $1,318,594 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Regis High School, Manhattan - Regis High...
HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2018
For our most recent results, see Results of High School Admissions Prep 2023 = $4 million in scholarships. 17 interviews to Regis High School. Our students have had over 59 interviews to Regis and $17 million in scholarships since 2015. Below is a summary of the results of 26 students who we tutored and took the TACHS and/or HSPT. They will enter high school in September 2018. Most prep was in...