Are these SSAT scores good enough?

@Calliemomofgirls Time for a new “Second-Tier” thread??? :grinning:


I so agree with @Calliemomofgirls on this.

I would add that, on top of the incredible experience of “boarding”, the quality of teaching at many, many boarding schools beyond the most-well known ones is incredible, and without some of the constraints teachers have in the public systems.

It’s also amazing to have 6 to 7 day access to teachers on campus for office hours, discussions, extra help, enrichment, socializing.


Wow, I appreciate your advice a lot. Yeah, I get that boarding school is different than the normal high school experiences it’s just that I don’t have time to apply for lower-level schools. :smiley: Thank you for your help!

@heartcrysounds like you have a plan you feel good about!

For the benefit of future readers — “lower level” feels like an inaccurate way of describing the suggested schools.


Hi! My score is a lot worse than yours so don’t worry. I got a 75% on reading too, mainly cuz I got A FEW questions wrong but it takes away a lot of points sooo
A 99 on Verbal is REALLY GOOD.
Also, the schools you are applying to have an average SSAT around your scores, so you should pass the first hurdle. And the scores aren’t even required for any schools (except for Nobles) so you don’t even have to provide them if you feel like it isn’t the best. Submitting scores will definitely show you are academically advanced though.
I would highly recommend you to submit your scores. These are really good scores!

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Hey! Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your reply :smiley:

I wish you the best of luck with your application!

It’s fine. Best of luck to you too!

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I was just thinking about this the other day.

Personally, I feel like what’s the most important is Reading and Math. I mean, you’re gonna use those skills more than verbal, which is memorizing words. Having a strong verbal means that you really put the work into remembering vocab (which i hate doing), and AOs can see that. A 99 on verbal is really hard! Congrats again on that.

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Thanks, but also remember that having a low verbal score is the least important part on the SSAT scores. Don’t worry if you have low verbal because like you said, it’s just memorizing. I assume you’ve finished applying (the deadline was yesterday for me) so make sure you relax :slight_smile:

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