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  • 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 (2020)

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  • Boarding School % SSAT Grades Location
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%
    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-1400
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

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

    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)371-6524
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    (617)898-2227
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    (603)777-3437
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    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.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >85%

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

    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    (978)499-3120
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610)326-1000
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    (800)735-2030
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    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 
    75%-85%

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    100 Academy Drive
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717)328-6173
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

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

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    (206)682-7309
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

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

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    (415)258-1905
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    75%-85%

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

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

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 12.-27.Rank: #12-27
    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)
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    (570)270-2160
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    245 North Undermountain Road
    SheffieldMA 01257
    (413)229-1003
  • 28.-48.Rank: #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.Rank: #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.Rank: #28-48
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-Girls 
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (877)933-4347
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    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)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo - Our campus is located along the shores of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the town of Kent.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

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

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    (304)233-1436
  • 28.-48.Rank: #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, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    (800)234-2163
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

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

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    (609)944-7501
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 28.-48.Rank: #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.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

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

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

    Grades: 9-12
    66 Spring Street
    MarionMA 02738
    (508)291-8300
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 28.-48.Rank: #28-48
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Main building
    (Society of Friends)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)399-7900
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    (800)464-2866
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    (904)256-5030
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-7200
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
    (Catholic)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - The Dana Hall Dragons are ready to roar.
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    (781)489-1331
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    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.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    (800)421-5376
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    (706)746-7720
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    3900 Jog Road
    Boca RatonFL 33434
    (561)210-2020
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School
    All-Boys 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    (802)869-6229
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd.
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 49.-70.Rank: #49-70
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413)529-3241

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