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Applying to a private school with SSAT exams

It’s a four-letter word that’s associated with an awful lot of nervousness among many private school applicants – SSAT.

With knowledge however, comes power. So, let's de-mystify the SSAT for you, so you can be confident about what this means, and what it does not, as you embark on the application process.

What is the SSAT?
SSAT stands for Secondary School Admissions Test. This standardized test is a popular admission requirement for private schools. Schools rely on the SSAT to assess a student’s overall abilities, rather than knowledge in specific subjects.

There are several important sections of the SSAT. The multiple choice aptitude test that evaluates:
Quantitative skills: Tests problem-solving involving math, elementary algebra, geometry and concepts
Reading comprehension skills: Tests ability to understand what is read
A writing section: Students must write an essay responding to a topic statement. Essays aren’t graded. However, a copy is sent to schools along with test scores.

There are two levels of testing for the SSAT:

Lower: For students currently in Grade 5-7
Upper: For students currently in Grade 8-10.

Why do some schools require them and others don’t?
SSATs are required by almost all private schools for entry into junior and senior grades – Grade 5 and up. It’s up to the individual school to determine whether it is required.

Are there any advantages to attending schools that require SSAT?
The amount of weight SSAT scores are given in the application process varies from school to school, so those requiring SSATs aren’t necessarily more heavily focused on academics than those who do not.

Since many schools use various criteria to evaluate its applicants, SSATs are often the most objective tool administrators have to judge their applicants. They’re also helpful when a personal interview isn’t possible with an applicant.

It’s important to remember that the SSAT is not an achievement test. It offers a snapshot of a student’s academic capabilities, regardless of his or her current grades.

Taking the SSAT provides students and their prospective schools with an important assessment of his/her academic strengths, as well as weaknesses. This information may be particularly valuable to students taking the test in Grade 7-10, since it also provides a predicted Grade 12 SAT score.

Search our events calendar for SSAT test times and locations.

How does it work?
Students write the exam at a designated test location school.
All tests are sent to SSAT headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey where they are marked. Results are sent to schools indicated by the students.

Learn more: Private school application, testing and results.

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Appleby College

540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario offers grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 460 day and 265 boarding students and average class sizes of 12 to 16 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$30,980 to $56,860
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St. Clement's School

21 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1G8
St. Clement's School offers programs from grades one to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 16 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$25,675
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Upper Canada College

220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Upper Canada College offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is 20 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$29,150 to $55,010
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Holy Trinity School

11300 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1L4
Holy Trinity School offers programs for junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is 16 to 22 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$22,000
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Pickering College

16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Pickering College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$21,220 to $53,880
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St. Michael's College School

1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
St. Michael's College School offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 23 students.
Traditional / Academic, Faith Based
Day
$17,950 to $18,550
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Southridge School

2656-160th Street, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 0B7
We place equal value on the development of academics and character. Our program is built around authentic, experience-based learning that develops the mind, body and spirit.
Traditional / Academic, Co-educational
Day
$14,350 to $17,150
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TMS School

Bayview Campus 8569 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3M7
TMS School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is eight to 20 students.
Montessori, Traditional / Academic
Day
$12,700 to $24,000
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Crescent School

2365 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2L 1A2
Crescent School is Toronto private school for boys only, offering grades three to 12. Tuition starts at $27,275 and class sizes do not exceed 20 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$29,150
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The Country Day School

13415 Dufferin Street, King, Ontario, L7B 1K5
The Country Day School offers JK-12 in a co-ed, non-denominational environment located 40 minutes north of Toronto on a beautiful 100-acre campus in King.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$22,200 to $25,950
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Delta West Academy

414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3
Our connectedness provides a stimulating and interactive learning context to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and greater achievement.
Alternative
Day
$8,900 to $16,000
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Brockton School

3467 Duval Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3E8
Brockton School, a traditional private school in North Vancouver, BC offers K to grade 10. Tuition ranges from $12,825 to $14,200.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$14,140 to $15,656
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St. George's School

4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1V1
St. George's School offers programs from grades one to 12 in Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 to 22 students.
Traditional / Academic, Alternative
Day & Boarding
$18,140 to $53,500
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Collingwood School

70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7S 1B2
Collingwood School is a private school in West Vancouver, BC from JK to grade 12. Tuition starts at $7,900. The school is a member of Round Square.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$16,000 to $19,000
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De La Salle College

131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7
De La Salle College is a traditional private school in Toronto from grade five to 12, with average class sizes of 22 students and tuition at $11,950.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$12,600
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The Hun School of Princeton

176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540
Explore the world and your place within it. Serving grades 6-12, international students and post-graduates.
Co-educational, Traditional / Academic
Day & Boarding
$51,500
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Havergal College

1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto. Programs from junior kindergarten through grade 12.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$28,600 to $51,000
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Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

RR 2, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1A2
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers programs from grades one to 12 in Okotoks. Its average class size is 16 to 20 students.
Traditional / Academic
Day
$16,650 to $19,530
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Rundle College

7375 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5
Rundle College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Calgary. Its average class size is 12 to 16 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$8,300 to $14,500
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University of Toronto Schools

371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R7
University of Toronto Schools offers programs for grades seven to 12. Its average class size is 25 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$21,915
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St. Andrew's College

15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades five to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$30,640 to $52,640
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Royal St. George's College

120 Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3B5
Royal St. George's College offers programs from grades three to UE in Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$28,300
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TFS - Canada's International School

306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7
TFS - Canada's International School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$12,060 to $28,900
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