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  • Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest average SSAT score (2018-19).
  • 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 (2018-19)

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  • Boarding School % SSAT Grades Location
  • 1.-12.
    >85%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    (603)777-3437
  • 1.-12.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    (617)898-2227
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-1400
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (860)435-3102
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 8-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    (888)843-9477
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)371-6524
  • 1.-12.
    St. Mark's School
    St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    25 Marlboro Road
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    (508)786-6118
  • 1.-12.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    (203)697-2239
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Woodbury Road
    WatertownCT 06795
    (860)945-7700
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    (800)735-2030
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    (978)499-3120
  • 13.-27.
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
    (Episcopal)
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    (603)229-4700
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610)326-1000
  • 13.-27.
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Madeira fields varsity and JV teams in 12 sports
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703)556-8273
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    (928)284-2272
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    (206)682-7309
  • 13.-27.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 13.-27.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Wyoming Seminary has an excellent college counseling office that provides students with the structure that they need to matriculate at a college of their choice.
    (United Methodist)
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    (570)270-2160
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717)328-6173
  • 13.-27.
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    (415)258-1905
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    (609)944-7501
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA 01354
    (413)498-3227
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 28.-48.
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    P.O. Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    (401)842-6600
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (877)933-4347
  • 28.-48.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac Hockey won the New England Championship in 2007. Our team has great history at Hoosac and we play several tournaments each year, like this one at RPI.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331
  • 28.-48.
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo - Located in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, Kent was voted the best fall foliage destination by Yankee Magazine.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 2006
    KentCT 06757
    (860)927-6111
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    (304)233-1436
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    (860)386-4440
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    (248)645-3610
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    (831)625-8309
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    (845)677-8261
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    66 Spring Street
    MarionMA 02738
    (508)291-8300
  • 28.-48.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Arts
    (Society of Friends)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)399-7900
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 28.-48.
    McCallie School
    McCallie School Photo - Current students and alumni will tell you that a single-sex academic environment makes classes at McCallie more dynamic, honest, and productive.
    All-Boys 
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    (800)234-2163
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    245 North Undermountain Road
    SheffieldMA 01257
    (413)229-1003
  • 28.-48.
    Brooks School
    Brooks School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 251 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North AndoverMA 01845
    (978)725-6272
  • 28.-48.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 28.-48.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - We think that great things happen when students work alongside practicing artists. They learn not only to speak and understand the language of the arts, but how the arts can break down barriers between people, and inside them.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 49.-74.
    <65%
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
    (847)615-3267
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413)529-3241
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    (800)464-2866
  • 49.-74.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - There is always something happening on Campus. Get out and play or support your friends.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    (301)214-1215
  • 49.-74.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Welcome to Westover School!
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 49.-74.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Dancers at all levels find their groove at Dana Hall.
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    (781)489-1331
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    (904)256-5030
  • 49.-74.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury dedicated a state-of-the-art artificial turf field for soccer and field hockey in the spring of 2014.
    (Catholic)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410)559-3111
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    3900 Jog Road
    Boca RatonFL 33434
    (561)210-2020
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-7200
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 49.-74.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School Centennial Building
    All-Boys 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    (800)421-5376
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 49.-74.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Make yourself at home at Trinity-Pawling. And then leap out of your comfort zone. As a brotherhood, we're a caring community that will push you to be nothing short of extraordinary.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    <65%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845)855-4825
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    (802)869-6229
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423
  • 49.-74.
    <65%

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    (706)746-7720
  • 49.-74.
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    testing123 Photo - testing this functionality
    All-Boys  (Jewish)
    <65%

    Grades: 1-7 | 1-10 (day)
    555 Alton Dr.
    testCanada 11111
    (785)687-5765

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