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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
    8604093530
  • 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
    8056844127
  • 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
    8007352030
  • 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 Teachers challenge students to think critically about subject matter.
    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
    3022854231
  • 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 - The Sem stage is not just for actors and musicians. We also have talent shows, international festivals and numerous one-act performances in our two arts buildings: The Kirby Center for the Creative Arts and the Buckingham Performing Arts Center.
    (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
    (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 - Athletics are an important part of any school. Hoosac offers many opportunities for students to have success. Hoosac Boys Basketball is two-time defending New England Champions. Our student-athletes are recruited by all levels of college coaches.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331
  • 28.-48.
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo - Kent's Pre-Engineering certificate program is a unique opportunity for hands-on exploration in Robotics, Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Programming.
    (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
    2486453610
  • 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 - Science
    (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 - At McCallie, we feel it is important to grow the whole boy. Our expert coaches and trainers utilize our state of the art facilities to help our young men be the best they can be physically.
    All-Boys 
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    1-800-234-2163
  • 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.-73.
    <65%
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    970-963-2562
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
    847-615-3267
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
  • 49.-73.
    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)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 49.-73.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Life in the Dorms
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 49.-73.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Enthusiasm, energy and passion abound on campus. Dana Hall students love their school and support each other.
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    781-489-1331
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    9042565030
  • 49.-73.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Each year students present two full-scale productions. In the fall of 2014, Canterbury Drama mounted "A Midsummer's Night Dream.
    (Catholic)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    3900 Jog Road
    Boca RatonFL 33434
    561-210-2020
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    603-569-7200
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6652
  • 49.-73.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - The Wachtmeister Math and Science Building
    All-Boys 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    860-435-5732
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    413-255-0000
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-1530
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-3382
  • 49.-73.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    <65%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    4106589279
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423
  • 49.-73.
    <65%

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    706-746-7720

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