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Boarding School Visits – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you need to consider when you visit boarding schools with your child.

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To Flex or Not to Flex?

As you may or may not know, there are two SSAT tests: the SSAT Standard Test and the SSAT Flex Test. Although there are different titles for these tests, do not let this confuse you. Both of these tests are the same and present the same material. The only difference is the flexibility in the […]

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Application Essay Tips

Writing your application essay can seem like an easy task: you’ve written longer papers, there’s no research to do, and the question is straightforward. But you’ve also never written an essay quite like this (unless, of course, you’ve written an application essay before). Use these tips to craft the best statement possible. 1) Brainstorm. Coming […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Boarding School or Private School

Here’s our take on the reasons to consider a private school or a boarding school for your child.

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The Boarding School Interview

Check out our tips for acing your boarding school or private school interview.

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Your SSAT Score Report

You took your SSAT, and you got your score report back. It’s a jumble of weird numbers and percentiles. What does it all mean? Well, it is important to properly understand your score report so you know which schools from which you have a realistic shot of gaining admission. Your score report will include your scaled […]

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The Sections of the ISEE

Like the SSAT, the ISEE has five sections. The sections are writing, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, and math. Your written essay will not be graded, but will be submitted directly to the schools to which you apply. Here is a quick breakdown of each section: The Verbal Reasoning section consists of Synonym questions […]

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How is the ISEE Scored?

Like the SSAT, the ISEE will give you a raw score and then convert it into a scaled score. However, unlike the SSAT, the ISEE does not penalize for guessing. This means that you will not lose (or gain) any points for a wrong answer. Your raw score will then be converted into a scaled […]

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ISEE Format and Practice Tests

The ISEE consists of five sections. The verbal and quantitative reasoning sections test your ability to think and use logic to solve questions. The math and reading comprehension sections are more of a test of your knowledge of the subject matter. In general, the ISEE is more straightforward and knowledge based than the SSAT. While […]

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Registering for the SSAT

The first step in taking the SSAT is registering and finding out where to take it. You can take the SSAT at official test centers. These are usually private and independent schools in your area. You will have to register to take the SSAT at least three weeks before the test date to avoid late […]

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