Highest Average SSAT Score

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  • Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", view the boarding schools with the highest average SSAT score (2019-20).
  • 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 (2019-20)

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 29 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % SSAT Grades Location
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >85%
    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >85%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    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.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >85%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223
  • 7.-10.Rank: #7-10
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 7.-10.Rank: #7-10
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
    All-Girls 
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703)556-8273
  • 7.-10.Rank: #7-10
    75%-85%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 7.-10.Rank: #7-10
    75%-85%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    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
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-Girls 
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
    (Episcopal)
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    (845)677-8261
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    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
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    65%-75%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 11.-19.Rank: #11-19
    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
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-7200
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    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
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School Dinning Hall
    All-Boys 
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    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
  • 20.-29.Rank: #20-29
    <65%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    (802)869-6229

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