Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores are a required portion of the Derryfield application. There is not a standard test score that a student must attain in order to be considered for admission to Derryfield, though scores are useful as we generate the most complete picture of the student. A pamphlet enclosed in the Derryfield admission packet outlines how to sign up for the test at www.ssat.org
. The site also contains a wealth of information about the test, including registration for free webinars on such topics as the test format and content, strategies for taking the test, and understanding the score report. When you register for the test, be sure to enter the Derryfield code, 2800, so that your scores will be reported directly to us.
Applicants may take the test at any SSAT testing site listed on their website. Please note that The Derryfield School is a testing site in October, November, December, and January. You can register to take the test at Derryfield by accessing www.ssat.org
. We encourage testing in November and December; this allows time for a second test if the family wishes, or rescheduling if your child should be ill or a family emergency arises.
Applicants for the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades may submit PSAT or SAT scores in place of the SSAT. Students who may have taken the SAT through the Johns Hopkins Program Center For Talented Youth (CTY) are encouraged to submit their scores as a supplement to the SSAT scores.
2014-2015 SSAT Test Calendar
October 18, 2014 (offered at The Derryfield School)
November 15, 2014 (offered at The Derryfield School)
December 13, 2014 (offered at The Derryfield School)
January 10, 2015 (offered at The Derryfield School)
February 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
April 25, 2015
June 13, 2015NOTE: Derryfield is hosting an SSAT Flex Test Date for Derryfield applicants only on Saturday, January 24, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Contact Claire Fauth to sign up.
Please note that students who take the test later than January 10, 2015 national date or January 24 Derryfield Flex Test date will miss the priority application deadline of January 30, 2015.
To meet this deadline, students are encouraged to register for the earlier test dates. The SSAT website, www.ssat.org
, has detailed information about dates, locations and special testing accommodations.