The SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) is generally the entrance exam required by boarding schools throughout the United States and Canada. However, it is also accepted by many New York City independent day schools as an alternative to the ISEE.
It is important to recognize that boarding school admissions are competitive, and the SSAT is one of the most important components of the admissions process. Moreover, for many students the SSAT will be the first standardized test they encounter that can have a significant impact on their future, which can result in significant pressure. It might also be the first time a student experiences test-taking anxiety, which can play a key role in outcome.
Next Level Learning Center offers a comprehensive SSAT preparation program with individualized support and proctored practice testing throughout the fall and winter exam season. Admissions support includes preparation for student interviews and all essays (including parent responses).
Summer is a vital opportunity to prepare for this important exam and avoid cramming in the fall, which can generate additional anxiety as students experience the pressure of both returning to the new school year and simultaneously adding SSAT preparation. Because many of our students are away at camp or vacationing over summer, our expert SSAT instructors are available via video conferencing, which is a simple process that involves downloading free software to a video device, such as an iPad, Surface, Chromebook, notebook, laptop, MacBook, or any personal computer.
Next Level’s professional SSAT instructors understand the ways in which pressure can adversely affect test results, which is why our one-on-one SSAT tutoring preparation is effective not only in the domains of content knowledge and test-taking strategies, but also helps alleviate anxiety and improve SSAT test-taking skills, as well as shore up any gaps in content knowledge.
Next Level’s SSAT experts recommend getting started at least six months prior to the test, but many students begin preparation a full year or more before the exam to help ensure they achieve their greatest potential.
To maximize your child’s potential on the SSAT, contact Next Level today.