Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE) Tutoring Program

Calling All 8th Graders!

Long Island Tutoring and Enrichment is one of the only tutoring companies on Long Island that offers one-on-one instruction for the CHSEE.

Long Island Tutoring and Enrichment

What is the CHSEE?

The CHSEE (pronounced "cheese") stands for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. It is a challenging test that all 8th graders applying to the 10 Catholic high schools on Long Island must complete.


When is the test offered?

For students planning on attending Catholic high school in September 2020, they must take the CHSEE offered in October 2019.  


What are the 10 high schools on Long Island that require the CHSEE?

Chaminade High School (Mineola)

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School (Hicksville)

Kellenberg Memorial High School (Uniondale)

McGann-Murphy Diocesan High School (Riverhead)

Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset)

Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead)

St. Anthony's High School (Huntington)

St. Dominic High School (Oyster Bay)

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (West Islip)

St. Mary's College Prep High School (Manhasset)


How does LITE prepare students for the CHSEE?

At Long Island Tutoring and Enrichment, students work one-one-one with their tutors in our Plainview office. Our NYS certified teachers cover all the material that is addressed on the exam, specifically math, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, and grammar/spelling/word usage. Students have weekly quizzes and homework assignments to complete.  LITE also administers timed, proctored practice tests so that students can both apply what they have learned in session and adjust their timing so they can complete the test in the time allotted. This program is a rigorous one, and we require dedication, hard work, and consistency from each of our students.  It is this discipline that not only helps students excel on the entrance exam, but also establishes confidence and time management skills that carry over into their schoolwork.


When does the program start?

In mid-summer/early fall, the student takes a diagnostic test so that the instructor can assess his/her abilities. Following the diagnostic, the student meets with the instructor once a week for 1 hour until he/she is ready to take practice tests.  At that point, the student continues to cover the curriculum and reviews the practice tests with his/her instructor. The program is designed to prepare our 8th graders for the October 2019 exam.