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)
“Phillips Andover Academy SSAT Average Scores are 93% Percentile“
Phillips Academy, aka “Andover,” aka “Phillips Andover” or even just “Andover” is considered one of the top US boarding schools in the United States. Many prospective applicants and their parents are constantly asking throughout the world:
What SSAT score do I need to get into Andover?
Unfortunately, no highly competitive program will bluntly and directly document the minimum test scores publicly because frankly, there are too many factors beyond just the standardized metrics which determine admissions decisions.** Nevertheless, it doesn’t prevent many people from still inquiring what is enough on the SSAT?
Anecdotally, answers from current and past students are becoming more available in our more “online” society. Below, we’ll document what is available online as well as give you our thoughts from our experiences. Several sources have identified in recent years(~2018), the average SSAT score for Andover admits was approximately 93% percentile. Read more
|Test Date||Exam Type||Exam Level||General Seats|
|Saturday, November 16, 2019||Standard||Middle/Upper||Available||Available|
|Saturday, January 4, 2020||Standard||Middle/Upper||Available||Available|
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Andover, MA 01810-4166
To register for a test at Andover 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.