Highest Average SSAT Score

Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest average SSAT score (2022).
The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admissions test administered to students in grades 5-11 to help determine placement into independent or private junior high and high schools.
Despite its similarities, the SSAT is not related to the SAT Reasoning test and is not administered by the College Board.
A school's average SSAT score is based on a relatively small sample of students from year to year (typically less than 100 students for a graduating class).
Average SSAT scores, then, can naturally fluctuate year to year while the quality of the overall program and strength of the student body remains consistent.
Schools in the list below are often separated by small statistical differences, which for all intents and purposes, are not meaningful in determining the overall strength of the student body between two schools.
A school's average SSAT score should not be interpreted as the minimum score needed to gain acceptance - a school's student body will have a wide range of students whose SSAT score falls above and below the school average.

Highest Average SSAT Score

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
% SSAT
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-101.-10
Cate School
Cate School Photo - Day Walk
(19)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12
1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4127
Rank: #1-101.-10
Concord Academy
Concord Academy Photo - Students live in one of six student houses on campus.
(9)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 402-2250
Rank: #1-101.-10
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
(14)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400
Rank: #1-101.-10
Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville School Photo - The Lawrenceville School: Campus Overview (Note Solar Farm at top of photo, which provides more than 90 percent of the campus' electrical needs)
(6)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
2500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 895-2030
Rank: #1-101.-10
Middlesex School
Middlesex School Photo - English Class
(29)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-6524
Rank: #1-101.-10
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
(8)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12  | K-12 (day)
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-2227
Rank: #1-101.-10
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Photo
All-Girls
(5)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 409-3530
Rank: #1-101.-10
Phillips Exeter Academy
(30)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 777-3437
Rank: #1-101.-10
The Taft School
The Taft School Photo - Our beautiful campus features facilities that rival those of many small colleges, including a library with 55,000 print volumes; a 45,000 square foot science and mathematics building; two theaters; two ice hockey rinks; and an 18-hole golf course.
(3)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
110 Woodbury Road
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 945-7700
Rank: #1-101.-10
Woodside Priory School (Priory)
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - Woodside Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school. Founded by Hungarian monks in 1957, Priory has been an international school from its very beginning.
(Catholic)
(2)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-8223
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 499-3120
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Hill School
Hill School Photo - Small classes give faculty and students the opportunity to engage in classroom discussions.
(8)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-1000
Rank: #11-2211.-22
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
All-Girls
(2)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102-1200
(703) 556-8273
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy Photo
(20)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-6173
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Midland School
Midland School Photo - Marine Biology class exploring tide pools on the Gaviota coast.
(4)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-5114
Rank: #11-2211.-22
The Northwest School
The Northwest School Photo - The Northwest School is a thriving and exciting place to learn. Step into our historic main building and our new vibrant facilities in downtown Seattle, and you will see energy and enthusiasm emanating from every classroom, lab, and studio at all hours of the day.
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
1415 Summit Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 682-7309
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Ross School
Ross School Photo
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 6-12, PG  | K-12, PG (day)
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 907-5400
Rank: #11-2211.-22
St. Andrew's School, DE
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo - St. Andrew's seminar style discussions, which include faculty and students seated at a central round table, are heard throughout English, history and language classes.
(Episcopal)
(13)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 285-4231
Rank: #11-2211.-22
St. Mark's School
St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
(Episcopal)
(7)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 786-6118
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School Photo - World class rock climbing and hundreds of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails near our campus keep our afternoon activities program varied and exciting.
(12)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
3511 Verde Valley School Road
Sedona, AZ 86351
(928) 284-2272
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Wayland Academy
Wayland Academy Photo - Wayland Hall, the most historic buildings on campus, currently houses first-year and sophomore boys. The interior was remodeled recently and offers some of the nicest rooms and gathering spaces on any campus in America.
(4)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
101 North University
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(800) 860-7725
Rank: #11-2211.-22
Wyoming Seminary Upper School
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Wyoming Seminary's athletic success stretches across all three seasons of competition. The Blue Knights field hockey team won their seventh state championship in 2018, while the wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the country. Sem offers 22 varsity sports, including rowing and girls wrestling.
(United Methodist)
(5)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 270-2160
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Photo - Founded in 1907, Berkshire is a co-ed boarding and day school for grades 9-12 & PG. Advanced Math/ScienceResearch, Advanced Humanities Research, Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, a range of arts offerings, and championship athletics on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.
(17)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-1003
Rank: #23-3923.-39
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12
500 Holden Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2562
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Cranbrook Schools
Cranbrook Schools Photo
(10)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3610
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School Photo
All-Girls
(9)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 833-1320
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Photo - Community Meeting
(Episcopal)
(12)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12
1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 933-4062
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy Photo - The HPA football team plays schools on island and across the state.
(4)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | K-12, PG (day)
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 881-4321
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo
All-Boys
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 4-9
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Holderness School
Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom, each student is literally in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
(Episcopal)
(8)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
PO Box 1879
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-1747
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Hoosac School
Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School was founded in 1889.
(Episcopal)
(1)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 8-12, PG
PO Box 9
Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Kent School
Kent School Photo - Our campus is located along the shores of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the town of Kent.
(Episcopal)
(28)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6111
Rank: #23-3923.-39
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
All-Boys
(3)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 493-5848
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Northfield Mount Hermon
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
(15)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
(413) 498-3227
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth Abbey School Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12
285 Cory's Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 643-1248
Rank: #23-3923.-39
St. George's School
St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
(Episcopal)
(1)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12
P.O. Box 1910
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 842-6600
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Photo - The Bell on Suffield's Bell Hill is a central school symbol. All students ring it after receiving their Suffield diplomas at Commencement, and victorious athletic teams ring it throughout the year.
(12)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
Suffield Academy
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 386-4440
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Westminster School
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.
(10)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3060
Rank: #23-3923.-39
Westtown School
Westtown School Photo - Main building
(Society of Friends)
(44)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
975 Westtown Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-7900
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Asheville School
Asheville School Photo - Asheville School. An Education for an Inspired Life.
(4)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12
360 Asheville School Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 254-6345
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
All-Boys
(6)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 464-2866
Rank: #40-6140.-61
The Bolles School
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 256-5030
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Brewster Academy
Brewster Academy Photo - Welcome to Wolfeboro! Brewster's lakeside location provides students with a variety of resources on and off campus. Our outdoor facilities include six athletic fields, nine tennis courts, and a boathouse which provides storage and work areas for rowing shells and "420" racing sailboats.
(10)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-7200
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
(Catholic)
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-3832
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Average class size is 16. Student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Boarding Faculty to Student Ratio is 1:5
All-Boys (Catholic)
(3)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 214-1215
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy Photo
(5)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
64 Main Street
Meriden, NH 03770
(603) 469-2100
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Photo
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12
44 Main Street, PO Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1530
Rank: #40-6140.-61
The Linsly School
The Linsly School Photo - Linsly's lower school (grades 5-8) program of studies emphasizes the mastery of fundamental concepts through innovative cross-curricular programs and regimented learning, all of which are designed to prepare students for college preparatory curriculum of the upper school (grades 9-12).
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 7-12  | 5-12 (day)
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-1436
Rank: #40-6140.-61
The MacDuffie School
The MacDuffie School Photo - Aerial view of MacDuffie's 250 acre campus
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 6-12, PG
66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
(413) 255-0000
Rank: #40-6140.-61
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
(800) 421-5376
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Northwood School
Northwood School Photo
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
92 Northwood Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3382
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy Photo - Proctor`s campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, its own privately owned and operated ski hill, state of the art classrooms and art facilities, 3,000 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain`s south slope.
(12)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
Andover, NH 03216
(603) 735-6652
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Queen of All Saints Academy
(Catholic)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 7-12, PG  | 1-12, PG (day)
20120 Barnett Rd
Brooksville , FL 34601
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 7-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
(706) 746-7720
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Saint Andrew's School
Saint Andrew's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(3)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 210-2020
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School
All-Boys
(2)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Vermont Academy
(2)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
(802) 869-6229
Rank: #40-6140.-61
West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy Photo
(10)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917
(410) 658-4901
Rank: #40-6140.-61
Westover School
Westover School Photo
All-Girls
(12)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
1237 Whittemore Rd.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-4521
Rank: #40-6140.-61
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 7-12, PG (day)
19 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-3241

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