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 has not been your primary language of instruction for at least three years or English is not your primary language spoken at home, you are required to take the TOEFL in addition to the standardized test appropriate to your application grade.  If standardized testing dates are not available in your country, please contact our office for assistance.  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.