Classes

Afterschool Common Core ELA/MATH


This course is designed to provide one-on-one focus as well as State Test preparation for students grades 1-8.

Description:

Students’ growth should not be limited by their grade-level curriculum. This after school course provides each student with the support they need to fully grasp grade-level concepts, complete homework, and move into more advanced subject material. By forming a strong educational foundation, our instructors help each student excel beyond their academic curriculum and prepare them for competitive high schools such as Stuyvesant and the Bronx High School of Science. The program runs from 2:45 to 5:45 pm every weekday.

SAT Prep


This course is designed to improve students’ performance on all three sections of the SAT exam.

Description:

Colleges use the SAT to identify qualified students. Excellent scores will guarantee a strong first impression on any college application. The Sanidas Academy SAT prep program meets for four hours a week for 18 weeks. Each participant will receive our custom 400-page SAT workbook upon registration. Our instructors tailor the intensive curriculum to each student’s needs, ensuring improvement in math, reading, and writing. And the course doesn’t end with the exam—our instructors are here to advise students on every step of the application and acceptance process. This is a 16-week (4hr/sessions) program.

ESL


This course is designed to improve students’ mastery of the English language.

Description:

Our English as a Second Language curriculum is comprised of four essential elements: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and pronunciation. Unlike other ESL courses that only encourage rapid improvement in vocabulary and comprehension, Sanidas Academy prepares students to both understand and communicate articulately. This course places equal emphasis on all four curriculum elements, ensuring that students are prepared to read, write, and speak with confidence in a variety of settings.This program lasts 8 weeks(two classes per week).

Chinese - Mandarin


This course is designed to improve students’ mastery of Mandarin.

Description:

With over 960 million native speakers, Mandarin, the dialect of Standard Chinese, is the most widely spoken language in the world. Our Chinese language course will teach students the fundamental Mandarin basics, including basic grammatical structure, characters (simplified), tones, and pinyin. Students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions, enhancing not only their appreciation of the language, but their ability to communicate effectively in the future. This program lasts 8 weeks (three classes per week).

SHSAT Prep


This course prepares middle schoolers for the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

Description:

The SHSAT is the only tool used to evaluate students applying to prestigious New York high schools. Our instructors work with each middle school student to ensure that he/she has the knowledge and confidence needed to secure an excellent score. The Specialized High Schools that require the SHSAT are:

  • Bronx High School of Science
  • Brooklyn Latin School
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
  • High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College
  • High School for American Studies at Lehman College
  • Queens High School for Sciences at York College
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • Stuyvesant High School

This program is eight 2-hour sessions.

Textbook Samples


At Sanidas Academy, we believe in a holistic approach to both teaching and learning. We believe in treating our students as individuals, and as such, we do not have a one-size fits approach. Our SAT curriculum is an extension of this belief - it features an extensive 64 hours of interactive in-class instruction with an expert SAT teacher. Alongside this, periodic diagnostic exams are given under real-test conditions to prime them for test day and to assess their growth. After each diagnostic exam, course materials and assignments will be tailored to fit each individual student’s strengths and weaknesses. We believe that personalized attention is the key to success, and because of this, class sizes are capped to ensure that each student receives the individual attention he or she needs to succeed.

Our course progressively breaks down each topic on the SAT in a step by step process that is readily approachable by students. Our students learn and master battle-proven strategies and methods which enable them to confidently attack each section of the SAT. Our explanations are refined and honed to provide students with clear and concise answers without extra fluff.

See for yourself.

Below, you will find a 12-page excerpt directly taken from the student text book. This excerpt includes the syllabus, which details the structure and topics covered in each class, and two lessons, both of which illustrate our approach to the SAT. We provide this exerpt in good faith because lastly, above all else, we believe in transparency.