ISEE test prep

How to Test Twice for the ISEE

Should your child take the ISEE more than once?   It can be very helpful for students to take the ISEE test more than once. Our recommendation is to start test prep before testing the first time, then continue test prep up until the second test date. It can be beneficial for students to have the experience of taking the test the first time, then reviewing those results with the tutor, strengthening test-taking strategies and improving…

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The Boston Latin Exam vs. the ISEE Test

Will your child be taking the Boston Latin Exam on November 4th? The deadline to register for the Boston Exam Schools is September 29th! Students in grades 6, 8, and 9 can register to take the Boston Latin Exam for entrance into any of the three Boston Exam Schools: Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, or the John D. O’Bryant School for Mathematics and Science. For more information, please click here.  Starting in the second week…

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Boston Latin Exam Prep Is Crucial to Acceptance

Boston Latin Exam Prep is crucial to student success at and acceptance to Boston Latin Schools. Admission to the Boston exam schools is extremely competitive. The students’ scores on this exam will be the determining factor for admission. Grades are important, but without a very high score on this test your child will not be able to attend the Boston Latin schools. Preparing for this test is crucial, as the exam contains many concepts that…

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The Importance of Learning and Studying Vocabulary

Learning and studying vocabulary is the main way to increase your verbal score on standardized tests, such as the ISEE and SSAT. It can be difficult to fit studying of vocabulary into your busy schedule, but without making it a priority, you will not be able to perform well on the synonyms and analogies portions of the SSAT exam or the synonyms and sentence completions portions of the ISEE exam.  What is most important to…

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2017 Edition of ISEE/SSAT Preparation Book Released!

We are excited to announce that we are releasing our 2017 Edition Preparation Book for the ISEE and SSAT tests, as well as the Boston Latin Exam. Mastering the ISEE and SSAT 2017 Edition will be sent to each student! We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for the ISEE and SSAT tests and developed proprietary materials that enhance the current approaches and make them more effective for instruction. We have…

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ISEE 2016 Test Dates

Are you looking to schedule your child for the ISEE this fall? Please remember that your child can take the ISEE test up to 3 times within 12 months. Use the link below to register, but for your reference here are the test locations and grade levels for the following months. ISEE Registration **Grades noted are the grades the student is applying for in the fall of 2017** October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 10/15…

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A New Way of Applying to Independent Schools

Previously, applying to several independent schools meant spending days working on individual applications. But now, there is a new way of applying to independent schools. Much like the Common Application, the Standard Application Online (SAO) allows families to only fill out one application online which can then be used to apply to multiple schools. This change was made in order to facilitate the independent school application process. Families will only need to obtain one transcript, one set…

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Applying To The Boston Exam Schools

Here is some information about applying to the Boston Exam Schools: In order to apply to these schools, you must have test scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), Boston residency, and student grade information. It is important to note when test dates are to ensure your child is prepared for the test. The first ISEE test date for this year is November 5th. If your child is in grades 6, 8, or 9,…

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Why Boston Exam Schools?

Why Boston Exam Schools Have a Lot To Offer The three Boston Exam Schools are: Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. These three schools accept students in grades 7-9 (the O’Bryant School also accepts some 10th grade students). To apply to one of these schools, you must be a Boston resident (both student and parent), send your scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE,…

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