Highest Average SSAT Score

Among "Schools with 400+ Students", view the boarding schools with the highest average SSAT score (2023).
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.
% SSAT Range: 45 94 Avg. % SSAT: 71

Highest Average SSAT Score

Among Schools with 400+ Students (out of 22 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
% SSAT
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-51.-5
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
(14)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400
Rank: #1-51.-5
Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville School Photo - The Lawrenceville School: Campus Overview (Note Solar Farm at top of photo, which provides more than 90 percent of the campus' electrical needs)
(6)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
2500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 895-2030
Rank: #1-51.-5
Middlesex School
Middlesex School Photo - English Class
(29)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-6524
Rank: #1-51.-5
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
(8)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12  | K-12 (day)
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-2227
Rank: #1-51.-5
Phillips Exeter Academy
(30)
% SSAT: >85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 777-3437
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12
1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 499-3120
Rank: #6-96.-9
The Hill School
The Hill School Photo - The Hill School sets a high standard for students in their dress and appearance to express pride in themselves and their respect for one another. Academic Dress is worn throughout the academic day whenever students are in an academic or public area, chapel services, sit-down meals, required evening performance, or any other designated occasion.
(8)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-1000
Rank: #6-96.-9
The Northwest School
The Northwest School Photo - The Northwest School is a thriving and exciting place to learn. Step into our historic main building and our new vibrant facilities in downtown Seattle, and you will see energy and enthusiasm emanating from every classroom, lab, and studio at all hours of the day.
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
1415 Summit Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 682-7309
Rank: #6-96.-9
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)
(5)
% SSAT: 75%-85%
Grades: 9-12, PG
201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 270-2160
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Photo - Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Mass.
(17)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-1003
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Cranbrook Schools
Cranbrook Schools Photo
(10)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12  | PK-12 (day)
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3610
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Photo - Football
(Episcopal)
(12)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12
1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 933-4062
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Kent School
Kent School Photo - Our campus is located along the shores of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the town of Kent.
(Episcopal)
(28)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6111
Rank: #10-1610.-16
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
All-Boys
(3)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Northfield Mount Hermon
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
(15)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
(413) 498-3227
Rank: #10-1610.-16
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Photo - The Bell on Suffield's Bell Hill is a central school symbol. All students ring it after receiving their Suffield diplomas at Commencement, and victorious athletic teams ring it throughout the year.
(12)
% SSAT: 65%-75%
Grades: 9-12, PG
185 North Main Street Suffield, Connecticut 06078
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 386-4440
Rank: #17-2217.-22
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
All-Boys
(6)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 464-2866
Rank: #17-2217.-22
The Bolles School
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | PK-12, PG (day)
7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 256-5030
Rank: #17-2217.-22
The Linsly School
The Linsly School Photo - Linsly's lower school (grades 5-8) program of studies emphasizes the mastery of fundamental concepts through innovative cross-curricular programs and regimented learning, all of which are designed to prepare students for college preparatory curriculum of the upper school (grades 9-12).
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 7-12  | 5-12 (day)
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-1436
Rank: #17-2217.-22
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12, PG
101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
(800) 421-5376
Rank: #17-2217.-22
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(1)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 7-12  | PK-12 (day)
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
(706) 746-7720
Rank: #17-2217.-22
Saint Andrew's School
Saint Andrew's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(3)
% SSAT: <65%
Grades: 9-12
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 210-2020

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