Testing Dates & Locations

SSAT or ISEE Testing

Burroughs is happy to accept the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) as part of your child's application. We do not have a preference.

We will update our website soon regarding the ISEE; in the meantime, here is more information on the SSAT.

Register for the SSAT here. We will offer the SSAT in-person at Burroughs on December 11. 

To have your scores sent to Burroughs, please fill in school code 4250 when registering. 

Please note that Burroughs requests that the SSAT be taken by the end of January if possible. If you have any trouble meeting this date, please email Nancy Vogt for assistance.

The cost of the SSAT is $155 and in the case of financial need, a fee waiver can be issued. Please email Caroline LaVigne to request financial assistance.

Test Format

The Middle Level SSAT is a multiple-choice test for students currently in grades 5-7 that consists of verbal, qualitative (math), and reading comprehension sections.

Section Number of Questions Duration
Writing Sample 1 (unscored) 25 minutes
Break   5 minutes
Quantitative 25 30 minutes
Reading 40 40 minutes
Break   10 minutes
Verbal 60 30 minutes
Quantitative 25 30 minutes
Experimental 16 15 minutes
Totals 167 3 hours, 5 minutes

Of the 167 items including the writing sample, only 150 questions are scored. 

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