Our experienced and expert staff prepares students for standardized admissions tests used for Manhattan independent school admissions, the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and for boarding school admissions, the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). We also prepare students for specialized entrance exams such as the Hunter Admissions Test and for entrance exams to other “Specialized High Schools” such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science.
At Ivy Prep, we feel that our role extends beyond simple “drill and practice” in preparing for these tests. We use that experience as an opportunity to teach students about how they learn best. We teach them how to attack practice tests in light of their particular ways of learning, and we also coach them in how to use time in between our sessions to maximize independent preparation. These strategies provide a backdrop for learning and test-taking that will give them greater success, independence and confidence in the future. Most important, our students get the results they want, as evidenced by our strong rates of score increase and admission to elite competitive schools of their choice.