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 on 7 Saturday mornings. With the official announcement that the 2021 TACHS Exam will be administered electronically from your home once again, we will be incorporating remote learning as well as in-person instruction. Our course will be a balance between remote sessions which will include live instruction using video conferencing tools and a traditional in-person model.

The sessions will be 90 minutes, 2 days a week: Wednesdays 5-6:35 p.m. and Saturdays 9-10:35 a.m. Each session is broken up into a 45-minute Math class and a 45-minute English class. (5-minute break between each class) Wednesday evenings will be remote, and Saturdays will be in-person. More information and directions will be provided upon registration.

Dates for Fall 2021

Remote InstructionIn-Person Instruction
5-6:35 p.m
9-10:35 a.m.
Week 1September 15thSeptember 18th
Week 2September 22ndSeptember 25th
Week 3September 29thOctober 2nd
Week 4October 6thMcClancy Open House October 9th (no class)
Week 5October 13thOctober 16th
Week 6October 20thOctober 23rd
Week 7October 27thOctober 30th
Week 8November 3rdNovember 4th
(Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. in-person)

Cost: $300.00.

Once we reach the deadline 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 two invitations: one for each class. 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.

Click here for Registration information.

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 the Director of Admissions, Anthony Olszewski ’01, by phone at 718-898-3800 or you may email him at Thank you for your interest.