ISEE Test Prep – ISEE Lower & Middle Level Support

Preparing your Middle School Child for Success

Successful performance on the ISEE or the Independent School Entrance Exam, can be the gateway to an outstanding middle school education for your child. As the entryway for many of the country’s leading private or independent schools, the competition can be fierce, so enrollment in a test preparation program can go a long way towards helping your future middle-school attendee conquer these tests with confidence!

The ISEE is administered at the primary, lower, middle, and upper levels, all of which test the competency of your child under 4 main components: writing, verbal, reading and math. Writing the exam typically takes the average middle school student between 2.5 and 3 hours to complete.

Did you know? For all levels of the ISEE Exam (with the exception of the Primary Level), families can choose to complete an online version of the test.

What is the Difference Between the ISEE and the SSAT?

While both the ISEE and the SSAT tests are comprised of the 3 same components (reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math), there are key differences between both tests that will impact the preparation approach. Below, we highlight the variances in format and structure at the middle school level:

  • Reading: SSAT has a greater emphasis upon analogies and synonyms, and ISEE stresses sentence completion
  • Writing: SSAT covers a wider variety of genres, the ISEE includes lengthier reading passages
  • Mathematics: ISEE places greater importance upon mathematical reasoning emphasis

Prior to enrolling your child within a test preparation program, ensure you have consulted your top choice schools to understand which test is required for admission.

ISEE Support at St.John’s Prep

St. John’s Prep offers convenient, high-quality ISEE test prep courses to prepare students for success in taking admissions tests for middle school. These co-ed test prep courses are taught by teachers specifically trained in test preparation, and are open to students from St. John’s Prep and as well as students from other schools.

At St. John’s Prep, we offer ISEE prep courses for both the Lower Level (entrance to grades 5 & 6) and Middle Level (for entrance to grades 7 & 8) ISEE Tests. Each of these exam preparation programs focus upon:

  • Effective strategies for math and verbal problems
  • Extensive practice with ISEE questions at the Lower and Middle levels
  • Foundation necessary to boost confidence and scores

Using a combination of in-class instruction in a small group setting and practice tests, our faculty help students prepare with the test-taking skills necessary to read and solve problems efficiently and accurately; eliminate incorrect answers and make wise educated guesses; and increase speed without compromising accuracy. All materials, including ISEE practice tests for the lower and middle levels, are included.

Our exam preparation courses are offered throughout the school year and during the summer.

But don’t take our word for it

 

“I was so nervous about taking the ISEE test for my entrance into middle school. I always freeze up during tests at school, even when I’ve studied a lot. During my ISEE Prep Course, we were given so many great tips for selecting answers and working through problems. I felt so confident going into my ISEE exam and continue to use these skills on other tests. Big thanks to my course teacher, Chris!”

Veronica, Danvers MA

 

Watch your middle school child’s confidence score with the skills and experience they need to conquer the ISEE test! To enroll now or to learn more about other test preparation courses offered at St. John’s Prep, click here!

Middle School Entrance Exams

Successful performance on the ISEE or the SSAT tests can be the gateway to an outstanding middle school education for your child. We offer convenient, high quality, co-ed, prep courses for both the Lower and Middle level ISEE and SSAT.

  • Effective strategies for math and verbal problems
  • Extensive practice with ISEE and SSAT questions at the Lower and Middle levels
  • Foundation necessary to boost confidence and scores

Our faculty help students prepare with the test-taking skills necessary to read and solve problems efficiently and accurately; eliminate incorrect answers and make wise educated guesses; and increase speed without compromising accuracy. All materials included.

Successful performance on the ISEE or the SSAT tests can be the gateway to an outstanding middle school education for your child. We offer convenient, high quality, co-ed, prep courses for both the

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High School Entrance Exams

Successful performance on the HSPT or the SSAT tests can be the gateway to an outstanding high school education for your child. We offer convenient, high-quality, co-ed prep courses for the HSPT and the SSAT high school admission tests. Courses use practice material carefully chosen to provide students with:

  • Effective strategies for math and verbal  problems
  • Extensive practice with HSPT and SSAT  questions
  • Foundation necessary to boost confidence

Our faculty help students prepare with the test-taking skills necessary to read and solve problems efficiently and accurately; eliminate incorrect answers and make wise educated guesses; and increase speed without compromising accuracy. All materials included.

Successful performance on the HSPT or the SSAT tests can be the gateway to an outstanding high school education for your child. We offer convenient, high-quality, co-ed prep courses for the HSPT and

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College Entrance Exams

St. John’s Prep offers convenient, high-quality, co-ed courses to prepare students for the SAT and ACT. Courses use practice materials chosen to provide students with effective problem strategies by subject and extensive practice with actual test questions. Courses include full-length practice exams.

St. John’s Prep offers convenient, high-quality, co-ed courses to prepare students for the SAT and ACT. Courses use practice materials chosen to provide students with effective problem strategies by

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College Entrance Exams – New Summer and Fall 2020 Courses listed!

Summer 2020 SAT Prep Course

This course will provide students (rising 10-12th grade) planning to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve performance on the day of the test.

School Year SAT Course

This course will provide students (rising 10-12th grade) planning to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve performance on the day of the test.

College Essay Writing: 1-on-1 Tutoring

For the student looking for personalized instruction with the college Common Application essay, a SJP English teacher will help brainstorm ideas, recommend a topic uniquely personal to the student, provide feedback on drafts, and offer final proofreading.

SAT/ACT Mathematics Tutoring: One-on-One

For the student looking for personalized instruction on the math section of…

SAT/ACT English Tutoring: One-on-One

For the student looking for personalized instruction on the English section of the SAT and/or ACT test. An English teacher will delve into the grammar and reading comprehension nuances of these standardized tests.

SAT Refresher Course

This course will provide students (rising 10-12th grade) planning to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve performance on the day of the test.

Fall SAT Prep Course – Sundays

This course will provide students (rising 10-12th grade) planning to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve performance on the day of the test.

Winter SAT Prep Course – Session 2 – Sundays

This course will provide students (rising 10-12th grade) planning to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve performance on the day of the test.

High School Entrance Exams – New 2020 dates listed!

Summer HSPT Test Prep

This course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Fall 2020 HSPT and SSAT Test Prep

For students who plan to take both the HSPT and the SSAT, this course is designed to focus on the content and strategies for both tests.

Upper Level SSAT Test Prep

This course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Session 1: HSPT Test Prep

This course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Session 2: HSPT Test Prep

This course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Session 3: HSPT at Bellesini Academy

This course offered at Bellesini Academy in Lawrence prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Session 4: Condensed HSPT Prep Course

This course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam. Practice tests as well as a carefully designed custom textbook are provided.

Middle School Entrance Exams – New 2020 dates listed!

Middle Level SSAT Session

SSAT prep classes at St. John’s Prep are designed to improve the students’ confidence and scores by teaching content, strategy and study habits for continued learning. All materials, including practice tests and textbooks are provided.

ISEE Lower Level Entrance Exam Session One

ISEE Test Prep classes at St. John’s Prep are designed to improve the students’ confidence and scores by teaching content, strategy and study habits for continued learning. All materials, including practice tests and textbooks are provided.

ISEE Lower Level Entrance Exam Session 2

ISEE Test Prep classes at St. John’s Prep are designed to improve the students’ confidence and scores by teaching content, strategy and study habits for continued learning. All materials, including practice tests and textbooks are provided.

Contact Info

If you have questions or would like to set up a tour, please call us at 978-774-1427.
Test Prep Center – Sandra Martin – eaglesedge@stjohnsprep.org
Director of Auxiliary Programs – Ryan Bird – rbird@stjohnsprep.org
We are here to help in any way.

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