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Private School Exam Prep: Ace the ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, and SHSAT exams!

Unlock your child’s potential with ConnectPrep’s Private School Exam Prep tutoring for ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, and SHSAT exams. Our expert instructors tailor lesson plans to maximize success and secure a spot in top private  and prep schools. At ConnectPrep, we customize lesson plans to maximize success and open doors to top private and prep schools.




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Working wiith the education team at ConnectPrep helped my daughter excel with her SSAT prep. She scored in the 99th percentile and was accepted into all of her top private school choices. Vanessa S.

SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) stands as a pivotal element in the admissions process for some of the most prestigious private middle and high schools across the country. Designed to assess the abilities of students from grades 3 through 11, the SSAT is a critical benchmark for those aiming to secure a place in a highly selective educational environment. ConnectPrep is your trusted partner in navigating this multiple-choice test, with tailored strategies to help students excel at each level of the SSAT.

Understanding the SSAT Levels:

The SSAT is structured into three levels to evaluate the readiness of students at different stages of their educational journey:

Elementary Level SSAT: Tailored for the youngest aspirants, this level caters to students in grades 3 and 4. It is crafted to gauge the foundational verbal, quantitative, and reading skills that are essential for success in the early years of learning.

  • Middle Level SSAT: This level is designed for students in grades 5 through 7. It delves deeper into the analytical and critical thinking skills required for middle school, with a focus on higher-level verbal reasoning and mathematical understanding.

  • Upper Level SSAT: Targeted at students in grades 8 through 11, this level presents a more advanced and challenging set of questions that mirror the expectations and academic rigor of high school curricula.

ConnectPrep’s SSAT Test Prep Advantage:

At ConnectPrep, we recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach is not sufficient when it comes to SSAT preparation. Our expert instructors specialize in creating a learning atmosphere that is both nurturing and challenging, ensuring that each student can thrive.

  • Customized Study Plans: We develop personalized study plans that cater to the unique learning style and pace of each student, focusing on both strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Expert Instructors: Our team consists of educators who have a deep understanding of the SSAT structure and are experienced in coaching students to reach their highest potential.

  • Practice-Driven Learning: We provide extensive practice materials, including full-length SSAT practice tests, to familiarize students with the test format and question types.

  • Skill-Building Exercises: Beyond test-taking strategies, our curriculum includes exercises aimed at building the verbal, quantitative, and reading skills that are essential for SSAT success.

  • Confidence and Stress Management: We equip students with the confidence and psychological preparedness to tackle test-day pressures with ease.

ConnectPrep is dedicated to guiding students through the complexities of the SSAT.  With our comprehensive test prep services, students are empowered to unlock their full potential and pave their way to the private school of their dreams

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Ace Private School Exams (ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, TACHS)

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination)

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is a critical milestone for students aspiring to enter the competitive world of private middle and high schools. Recognized for its rigorous assessment of a student’s academic prowess, the ISEE is a decisive factor in the admissions process. ConnectPrep is at the forefront of providing comprehensive, level-specific ISEE preparation, ensuring that students in 4th through 11th grade are not just ready, but are confident and well-equipped to excel.

Breaking Down the ISEE Levels:

The ISEE is divided into three levels to accurately measure the academic abilities appropriate for different educational stages:

  • Lower Level ISEE: Intended for students in 4th or 5th grade, this level evaluates the foundational skills necessary for success in the early stages of private middle school. It is a crucial step for those seeking admission to 5th or 6th grade, focusing on basic verbal and quantitative reasoning, along with reading comprehension and essay writing.

  • Middle Level ISEE: This level is crafted for students in 6th or 7th grade and is designed to challenge their growing analytical and problem-solving skills. As students seek admission to 7th or 8th grade, the Middle Level ISEE becomes a benchmark for their preparedness for the advanced academic environment they are about to enter.

  • Upper Level ISEE: Catering to students in 8th through 11th grade, this level of the ISEE presents a more sophisticated array of questions, reflecting the increased complexity of high school material. It is a pivotal test for those seeking admission to 9th through 12th grade, demanding a higher level of critical thinking and mastery of advanced concepts.

ConnectPrep’s ISEE Test Prep Excellence:

Our approach to ISEE preparation at ConnectPrep is rooted in a deep understanding of the test’s structure and the type of questions students will face. We provide a tailored test prep experience that addresses the unique challenges of each ISEE level.

  • Personalized Learning Plans: We develop individualized learning plans that focus on the student’s specific needs, ensuring that every concept is thoroughly understood and mastered.

  • Experienced Educators: Our instructors are not only test prep specialists but also empathetic mentors who strive to create a supportive and motivating learning environment.

  • Comprehensive Practice Materials: We offer a wide range of practice tests and materials that mirror the actual ISEE, enabling students to practice effectively and gain familiarity with the test format.

  • Skill Enhancement: Our curriculum goes beyond mere test preparation; we aim to enhance the overall academic skills that are vital for private school success, including essay writing, critical reading, and math problem-solving.

  • Test-Day Readiness: We imbue students with the confidence and techniques needed to manage time efficiently and handle the pressures of the test day with poise.

At ConnectPrep, we are dedicated to guiding each student through the intricacies of the ISEE, ensuring they stand out in the competitive admissions landscape. With our expert ISEE test prep services, students are equipped to unlock the doors to the nation’s leading private schools

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Our ConnectPrep Instructor had the challenging task of helping my daughter prepare for the ISEE with a limited amount of time. They exceeded all of our expectations as she was accepted into her top private school choice!
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