Many private schools require either the SSAT or ISEE — please check directly with the schools to which you will be applying to determine which test your child will need to take. The standardized test requirement is just one component of the application, and usually not the most important.
Our SSAT and ISEE tutors cover test strategy, writing and all of the math and reading content necessary to excel on the test. We encourage families to facilitate our work by helping to minimize the stress experienced by younger students. By supporting students sense of confidence, we can not only increase students' test scores, but likely go a long way towards easing the transition into middle school or high school. For additional information on tutoring, please call us or register using our online form.
The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) is a three-hour admission test required by many independent schools for entrance into grades five through twelve.
The ISEE has three levels: a Lower Level for students currently in grades four and five who are candidates for admission to grades five and six, a Middle Level for students in grades six and seven who are candidates for admission to grades seven and eight, and an Upper Level for students in grades eight to eleven who are candidates for admission to grades nine through twelve.
Families can register for the ISEE here or view additional testing and schedule information here:
The SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) is 2 hours and 35 minutes in length, and consists of five sections: a brief essay (25min.), and four multiple-choice sections which cover vocabulary, reading comprehension and math. The essay is not scored, but will be sent to the schools to which you apply.
The test is administered on two levels:
- Lower (for students currently in grades 5-7)
- Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11)
Families can register for the SSAT here: secure.ssat.org or view additional testing and schedule information here: ssat.org.