Back in the day, the people I knew who attended Stuyvesant liked to program, build bridges, play chess, and smoke pot.
It’s not so laid-back anymore. Have you seen all the storefronts devoted to Stuyvesant Specialized High Schools Admissions Test prep?
If you can afford it, get a tutor. Contact me for the best Stuyvesant tutors: one of them used to give talks at Stuyvesant with me.
If you can’t, take a class. Be careful at these storefront places that they’re not just mindless drill-and-kill. Make sure they’re actually teaching to the Stuyvesant test.
A great prep book to get: