The Standardized Test

Standardized testing is a necessary part of the application process. Your standardized test scores and your academic record provide us with the most complete academic portrait available.  All candidates are required to submit standardized testing taken between August 2016 and January 2017 for Fall 2017 admission consideration.  All standardized testing organizations provide dates to take the tests we require for admission.

Candidates for grades 9 and 10 should take the SSAT, Secondary School Admission Test. Also acceptable is the ISEE, Independent School Entrance Examination, administered by the Educational Records Bureau.

Candidates applying for grade 11 should take the SSAT or the PSAT, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Candidates applying for grade 12, or for a postgraduate year, should take the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT.

If English is not spoken at home or English has not been your primary language of instruction for at least three years, you are also required to take the TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language.  A minimum TOEFL score of 105 is required for application.

Candidates who do not have access to these tests, or who have questions about using other tests, should contact the Admission Office.