Catholic high schools in the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese use student results from the TACHS exam as well as 6th, 7th and 8th grade report cards as the criteria for academic scholarships and admission into their schools. Monsignor McClancy offers a TACHS Preparation Course each Fall to give potential students an opportunity to prepare for the TACHS exam. This course is offered to 8th graders and taught by our experienced Math and English faculty members. The course consists of math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills as well as test taking strategies.

Registration is now OPEN. Seats are limited, so please register early.

Traditionally, the course would take place for 3 hours on 7 Saturday mornings and 1 Thursday evening (24 total hours). Due to the uncertainty of what schools will look like according to the NYS and CDC guidelines and the probability of the TACHS exam being administered electronically, we will be offering our TACHS Preparation Course remotely. Each session will include “Live instruction using video conferencing tools.”

Dates for Fall 2020:

  • Week 1 September 14th, 16th, 19th
  • Week 2 September 21st, 23rd, 26th
  • Week 3 September 28th, 30th, Oct. 3rd
  • Week 4 October 5th, 7th, 10th
  • Week 5 October 13th (Tuesday), 14th, 17th
  • Week 6 October 19th, 21st, 24th
  • Week 7 October 26th, 28th, 31st
  • Week 8 November 2nd, 3rd, 5th (Thursday)

Cost: $300.00.

Upon registering for the TACHS preparation course, an email will be sent to the student’s email you provided with the necessary information to log in to a McClancy provided Gmail account. Keep in mind, this email will come from G Suite Team and sometimes lands in your Spam or Junk folder. Once signed into that email account, there will be an invitation to join the individual Google classrooms. Each student will receive three invitations: one for each of their weekly sessions. The Google classroom will provide a single interface for students to find links for live instruction and any materials needed for class. It is wired to accept assignments from students and provides them with a place to reach out to teachers for additional support.

Interested in our TACHS Preparation Class?
Click Here for the registration form.

All registration materials may be obtained from a Catholic elementary or high school, religious education office, parish/church or various public elementary schools

Please list the address you will be living at during the last two weeks of October when the Admit Cards are mailed. After that time, address changes can be made on the day of testing to assure that score reports are mailed to the correct location

School code numbers are listed in the Student Handbook. If your school is not listed in the handbook, please list the school code as 999.

The score reports for the Diocese office and Catholic high schools will ship the week of TBA. Score reports for the Catholic elementary schools and public, private, or non-diocesan students will ship TBA.

Both the results of the TACHS and the Applicant Record from the student’s school are used for high school selection. Please contact your high school directly for additional questions related to admission.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Admissions, Anthony Olszewski ’01 by phone at 718-898- 3800 or you may email him at Thank you for your interest!