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 2023 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. EVERY STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN REMOTE AND IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION!

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.

5-6:35 p.m
 (5 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.)
(5:50 p.m. – 6:35 p.m.)
9-10:35 a.m.
(9 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.) 
(9:50 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.)
Week 1September 16
Week 2September 20September 23
Week 3September 27September 30
Week 4October 4October 7 (NO CLASS - OPEN HOUSE)
Week 5October 11October 14
Week 6October 18October 21
Week 7October 25October 28
Week 8November 1

Cost: $300.00.

Click here for Registration information.

  • Select TACHS Course from the drop-down menu.
  • Change school year to 2024-2025 (Your child’s anticipated start date as a McClancy High School student)
  • Do not use your child’s school email address. Often times these emails do not allow receiving emails from outside sources. Please have them set up a personal, non-school email address.

**If you have already set up an account for Summer Camp, log in and select “Add Applicant”, choose TACHS Course in the dropdown menus and Change school year to 2024-2025. (Your child’s anticipated start date as a McClancy High School student)**

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 Google Workspace 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.

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.

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.