SSAT and ISEE Prep

So what’s the difference between the SSAT, the ISEE, and the HSPT?

In short, the SSAT and ISEE are both entrance exams for students seeking to enter private schools from grades 2 to 11. The HSPT is an entrance exam for students applying to upper level parochial schools. But regardless of which test your child needs to prepare for, we can help.



  • Both tests Include math, reading, and verbal sections

  • Both tests include an un-scored writing sample

  • Both are required for admission at most private primary, middle, and secondary schools.



Students can take the test an unlimited number of times

Students limited to testing once per test season (Aug-Nov) (Dec-Mar)(Apr-Jul)

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“Guessing” Penalty of 1/4 point per incorrect answer

No “guessing” penalty

What schools accept which tests?

Please confirm with all schools before moving ahead with the admissions process*

School Test
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur HSPT
Agnes Irwin SSAT or ISEE
The Baldwin School SSAT or ISEE
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart HSPT
Devon Prep HSPT
Episcopal Academy SSAT or ISEE
Friends Central SSAT or ISEE
Germantown Academy SSAT or ISEE
The Lawrenceville School SSAT or ISEE
Malvern Prep HSPT
Merion Mercy Academy HSPT
Phillips Academy – Andover SSAT or ISEE
Phillips Exeter Academy SSAT or ISEE
Shipley SSAT or ISEE
St. Joseph’s Prep HSPT
The Hill School SSAT or ISEE
Villa Maria Academy HSPT
Westtown School SSAT or ISEE
William Penn Charter SSAT or ISEE

The Best Test Prep on the Main Line

When it comes to preparing for the SSAT, your child deserves the best. That’s why our tutors are the highest-rated on the Main Line.

Here are some things that set us apart from the competition.

One-size does not fit all

Our tutors will identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a customized study plan that’s tailored to their needs. We source that data from practice test sections we assign students throughout the week. This allows us to speak to what your child truly needs, and not spend time on what doesn’t matter.

You’re in the loop every step of the way

We believe that open communication between parents and tutors is essential. That’s why from the first to the final session, we provide detailed progress reports so you can see your child’s areas for growth and successes! With our help, your child will be ready to take their test with confidence – and you’ll be there cheering them on every step of the way.

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How else can we support your child?

Test Preparation

Expert SAT and ACT Tutoring for your child to get them one step closer to their top-choice college.

Academic Tutoring

GPA is still the most important factor in the college admissions process, and we can help get it where it needs to be.

Many of our students attend…

Conestoga High School

Radnor High School

Great Valley High School

Harriton High School

Malvern Prep

St. Joe’s Prep

The Haverford School

Lower Merion High School

Marple Newtown High School

Upper Merion High School

Princeton High School

The Agnes Irwin School

The Shipley School

Baldwin School for Girls

Moorestown Friends School

Villa Maria Academy