TJ Admissions Prep Class

TJ Admissions Prep Class 2018-02-16T17:49:35+00:00

Course Description

Changes Coming to the TJ Test.  TJHSST announced Friday, March 17, 2017 that it is changing the test and the test date for the TJ admissions test.  Read about it here.  Inspiring’s TJ Admissions Prep course will adapt and reflect those changes.

“A combination of two different tests—the ACT Aspire and Quant Q—were selected to replace the old test.  The ACT Aspire test will test reading and science skills, and the Quant Q will test math skills.
These tests replace the previous exam and will be administered on November 18, 2017. No other changes will be made to the TJHSST admissions process. Additional information about semifinalist determination will be released by May 1, 2017.”

We will emphasize math, science skills, verbal, essay, SIS, and admissions counseling in that order.  The amount of time spent in each area depends on the needs of the group – hence the importance of the mini-math pre-test.  Our practice tests will reflect the expected changes in the test.

TJ Admissions Prep Class

Pre-register to prepare for TJ test November 2018!

This TJ test preparation class will consist of 12 meetings: 6 testing sessions and 6 instructional classes.  Classes size is limited to 12 students grouped by beginning math scores.

The initial class assignment will be based on the mini-math diagnostic test that is taken at home before the first class meeting. It is important that the test is strictly timed so the student is assigned to the class that best suits him (or her). If the results vary greatly from the group, Kate vanSchaick Dalby will discuss the matter before final class placement.

Classes will be held for six weekends starting late September or early November pending TJ’s announcements for the 2018 test.

Registration requires an hour long mini-math test, which is given at home.

Click Here to download your free diagnostic (email is required). Make sure pop-ups aren’t blocked!

Meeting Dates & Times

In 2018, we plan to hold classes on Sunday at 2pm and 5pm and during the week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:45pm.  Our weekday classes are stand alone, meaning a student can sign up and pay for part of the course. Weekly practice tests are on Saturdays and Sundays (time to be determined).  We will set the schedule once TJ has updated information for 2018.

Do you need to build skills NOW?  Read about our spring 2018 reading, science, and math skill building drills here.


Kate Dalby

Caroline Hesse


$968 for the full six week class, pre-paid.

$180/full test and single class (only available for weekday classes).


Contact Kate at 703-203-5796 or

If you would like some math review on common concepts tested, you can watch our videos on our Instructional Videos page. 

Pre-register to prepare for TJ test November 2018!

Pre-registration ensures that you get updates about our class schedule but does not obligate you to take a course.  Consult with Kate at 703.203.5796 before signing up. We reserve the right to cancel a class session due to insufficient enrollment.