Boston Latin Exam: What Not to Do on the Test

If your child is interested in attending a Boston Exam School, they will need to take the Boston Latin Exam in order to apply. We have the information you need on what not to do on this test.

  1. Don’t take it before you’re ready. It would be a lie to say that this test is easy. Practice and preparation are essential for success. If you’re a Boston Globe subscriber, you can try out a few practice questions to gauge how difficult the test is. These examples ask students to find words that have almost the same meaning as “chagrin” and “parsimonious,” complete sentences with more vocabulary, and complete quantitative reasoning problems. To view the article, please click here.
  2. Don’t wait to start prepping. It’s never too early to begin prep for a standardized test. For more information on tutoring for the Boston Latin Exam, please click here. You can also give us a call at 781-248-4558.
  3. Don’t confuse the ISEE with the Boston Latin Exam. We previously published an informative blog post on the differences between these two tests. To view the post, please click here.
  4. Don’t miss the registration deadline. These deadlines often creep up on us faster than we think, so make sure you mark down this important date.
  5. Don’t sign up for the Boston Latin Exam unless you are applying to one of the three Boston exam schools: Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. If you are applying the a different private school, you will take a different test.
  6. Don’t apply to the Boston Latin School unless you live in Boston. This includes Allston, Boston (Back Bay, Downtown, Fenway, North End, South End, West End), Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, Roxbury Crossing, South Boston and West Roxbury. If you live elsewhere, you cannot attend the Boston Latin School.
  7. Don’t assume you’re out of options if in-home tutoring doesn’t work for you. Did you know we also offer online tutoring? Click here to learn more about this option.

Allison Green

Boston Tutoring Services

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