Entrance Exams

Many private and parochial schools require that students successfully pass an entrance exam in order to gain admission. Huntington can help you do your best on these exams.

We help students prepare for most entrance exams, including the following national exams:

  • ISEE or Independent School Entrance Exam for grades 4-12. We prepare students for three levels of the ISEE; the Lower Level, Middle Level, and Upper Level. The Lower Level is for students in grades 4 and 5. The Middle Level is for students in grades 6 and 7. The Upper Level is for students in grades 8-11.
  • SSAT or Secondary School Admission Test for grades 5-11. We prepare students for two levels of the SSAT; the Middle Level and the Upper Level. The Middle Level is for students in grades 5-7 and the Upper Level is for students in grades 8-11.
  • HSPT or High School Placement Test for eighth graders for placement in ninth grade.

We also prepare for most local and regional exams, including the following:

Our program

  • Academic Evaluation using an actual full-length exam. We use its results to create a personalized program, tailored to each student's needs and designed to help achieve test score goals.
  • Initial conference to discuss the Academic Evaluation and the personalized program.
  • Program's duration is tailored to student's needs and goals.
  • We administer several full-length exams during the program to measure progress.
  • One-to-one tutoring with a highly trained professional tutor who is either state certified or Huntington certified.
  • We hold regularly scheduled interim conferences to discuss progress towards goals.
  • If parents wish, we will visit your child's school to discuss the progress he or she is making at Huntington.
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • We conduct all tutoring in our professional offices.
  • Proven success since 1977.
Students come to Huntington for help with a variety of High School Entrance Exams (HSEE) including, but not limited to ISEE, SSAT, HSPT and COOP .
Use this HSEE Fact Sheet to learn about the tests that are important in your area.
Use Private, Non-Catholic Religious Private Catholic, Public Catholic Catholic, Public
Grade Taken/Levels Lower (4-5)
Middle (6-7)
Upper (8-11)
Lower (5-7)
Upper (8-11)
Administered to 8th graders Administered to 8th graders Administered to 8th and 9th graders
Test Content Verbal Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Mathematics Achievement
Quantitative Mathematics
Verbal Skills
Reading Comprehension
Verbal Skills
Quantitative Skills
Language Skills
Quantitative Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning - Words
Verbal Reasoning - Context
Reading Language Arts
Test Length Lower Level: 2 hrs 20 min
Middle Level: 2 hrs 40 min
Upper Level: 2 hrs 40 min
Approx. 3 hrs 5 min. Approx. 2 hrs 30 min. Approx. 3 hrs Approx. 2 hrs 30 min.
When? Varies by area; usually between Oct and Apr1 8 dates per year from Oct to June2 2 times per year, in spring and fall3 1 times per year in the fall4 2 times per year in the fall5
Where? National Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Paterson New York City


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