After obtaining your top SSAT score with our help, you obviously need to hammer out all the other elements of your application to the top boarding schools. One of the most nerve wracking exercises in the process can be the interview. Since we help students get over the anxiety and prepare them effectively as a bonus to our services prepping them for the exam, we know many of the questions they will encounter. So, we thought we would share a good number of them here.
And if you didn’t notice, we even include at the beginning what the folks at Andover say in a YouTube video.
Nevertheless, let’s address some of the questions prospective students are very interested in learning before they set their time with the admissions team:
What are the most asked interview questions in Phillips Andover or Exeter?
“90% Percentile at a bare minimum” for Exeter
You could easily argue that prospective students should score as high as 99% Percentile for the SSAT for Phillips Exeter Academy. At the same time, as we’ll repeat time after time, it depends on all the other aspects of a student’s application/profile. For example, if you’re an Olympic grade sprinter or child prodigy that’s discovered a new element to add to the Periodic Table, you may not need to score as high as a student who lacks other characteristics Exeter may be looking for in a future alum.
With that said, most future applicants are still looking for guidance (as well as their parents). Without further adieu, we’ll provide all the guidance that’s been documented online.
Test Prep Company Argues 90 or 94% Percentile as an Average for Exeter
In a 2013-14 guide provided a test prep company that provides insights re: boarding school admissions, they identified the above as their bottom line. At the same time, in another online publication of theirs, they point out that 94% Percentile is their average.
91% Percentile is Argued by Exeter Student
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)
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.