Highest Average SSAT Score (2017-2018)

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  • Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", view the boarding schools with the highest average SSAT score.
  • 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

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 32 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % SSAT Grades Location
  • 1.-7.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%
    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 1.-7.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8604093530
  • 1.-7.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-402-2250
  • 1.-7.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127
  • 1.-7.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    888-843-9477
  • 1.-7.
    St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    25 Marlboro Road
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    508-786-6118
  • 1.-7.
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    650-851-8223
  • 8.-10.
    75%-85%
    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    3022854231
  • 8.-10.
    The Madeira School
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    703-556-8273
  • 8.-10.
    Linden Hall School
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    717-626-8512
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % SSAT Grades Location
  • 11.-20.
    65%-75%
    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    401-643-1248
  • 11.-20.
    St. George's School
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    401-842-6600
  • 11.-20.
    Salisbury School
    All-Boys 
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    860-435-5732
  • 11.-20.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-3060
  • 11.-20.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    845-677-8261
  • 11.-20.
    Westtown School
    (Society of Friends)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    610-399-7900
  • 11.-20.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 11.-20.
    Brooks School
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North AndoverMA 01845
    978-725-6272
  • 11.-20.
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    808-881-4321
  • 11.-20.
    Holderness School
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
  • 21.-32.
    <65%
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
  • 21.-32.
    Westover School
    All-Girls 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 21.-32.
    Canterbury School
    (Catholic)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    603-569-7200
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6212
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    860-868-7334
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-1530
  • 21.-32.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 21.-32.
    <65%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423

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