A: Yes, you could argue there is. It’s called the:
Eight Schools Association
Composed of 8 of the top elite boarding programs, the “Eight Schools Association” (ESA) is a group of private college-preparatory schools in the Northeast United States.” It includes 7 of our top boarding schools and an 8th that could very easily be in that list:
- Phillips Academy Andover (#1)
- Philips Exeter Academy (#2)
- St. Paul’s School (#3)
- Deerfield Academy (#4)
|Test Date||Exam Type||Exam Level||General Seats|
|Saturday, December 14, 2019||Standard||Middle/Upper||Available||Available|
|Saturday, January 4, 2020||Standard||Middle/Upper||Available||Available|
7 Boyden Lane
P. O. Box 65
Deerfield, MA 01342
To register for a test at Deerfield Academy for any test date, visit the SSAT.org registration page.
SSAT Master’s Top 25 Boarding Schools Ranking
The following is a list I created back in 2015 for a former employer. As you can see, it’s labeled as “SanLi’s” list, but I created the methodology behind this list which I shared with two of the top test prep and college consulting companies in Hong Kong. Both companies have leveraged the list, but only I have the reasoning behind why this set of schools are in the order that you see. I will create another list soon, but in the meantime, please feel free to use this list for reference.