That’s definitely a tough one, because my company employs both Stuyvesant and Hunter grads, and I don’t want to offend anyone by picking a favorite. Both schools are excellent choices, each with stellar reputations. With that being said, if given the choice, I would personally choose Hunter over Stuyvesant. I don’t want my Stuy grads to be upset, but personally, I’m more of a humanities-based person, and I really like the idea of my own kids having the same circle of friends from the formative years, starting with 7th grade, and attending the same small school in the quiet, enclosed Upper East Side.
Downtown is crazy and noisy; I experienced all that chaos throughout college at NYU. I would prefer to spare my kids from that and would rather, if given the opportunity, opt for Hunter. Knowing what I know about this magnificent school, if I had to pick one over the other, I’d pick Hunter.
Furthermore, I would rather my kids not have to start 9th grade in a brand new school, with brand new teachers, amidst the chaos and constant construction of downtown NYC. Kweller Prep staff and I do a tremendous amount of work with the college admissions process. Colleges look heavily at grades 9 to 12, with 11th grade being the most important year. Students already have enough to adjust to as they transition from middle to high school.
Keep in mind that the skill sets that your child will learn from our Hunter Prep course will help years later when he or she is preparing for the SHSAT. Also, students who get into Hunter can still try for Stuyvesant in the 8th grade. At least you’ll have a good two years of excellent middle school foundation to prepare your child for the rigors of high school.
If your child is invited to take this test, it is quite an honor.
Please prepare well for this exam and for this incredible opportunity. Call Kweller Prep! 1(800) 631-1757 or reach us via email at [email protected]