Prep School Admission Tests
Taking a standardized admission test is common experience for students applying to a boarding school or private day school. Depending on the school, you may or may not take one of the following exams. Take a few minutes to investigate the different testing sites to get a better feel for each exam.
Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE)
"The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is a three-hour admission test that has three levels: a Lower, a Middle, and an Upper Level. The Lower Level is for students currently in grades 4 and 5 who are candidates for admissions to grades 5 and 6. The Middle Level is for students in grades 6 and 7 who are candidates for grades 7 and 8. The Upper Level is for students in grades 8 through 11 who are candidates for grades 9 through 12. The ISEE has different forms at each level for security purposes."
Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) Program
"The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York, in cooperation with the Educational Records Bureau, has established a uniform testing program that eliminates testing at each school to which a child may be applying."
International Baccalaureate Organization
"The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers to schools three programmes:
the Diploma Programme
the Middle Years Programme
the Primary Years Programme
There are 1,182 authorized IB world schools in 101 countries."
Secondary School Admission Test
"Founded in 1957 by 10 independent school admission officers to eliminate multiple test requirements and administer a common admission denominator, SSATB today serves 1,700 educators, representing approximately 600 day and boarding schools and 70 educational consultants and organizations."
"The TOEFL® program provides English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is the language of instruction.