Preparing for standardized tests can be intimidating. Test prep tutoring can improve your score! Summit Academy will help you break down your test, imparting math, reading comprehension, science, history, and writing concepts while also teaching test-taking strategies.

Middle and Elementary School Test Prep

For many students, the SSAT, ISEE, or CogAT forms their first experience with standardized testing. By teaching students test contents, test-taking strategies, and anxiety-coping techniques, we help younger test-takers head into their exams prepared and confident. Summit Academy specializes in preparing students for private middle and high school entrance tests, as well as their school district’s gifted program.

ABOUT THE EXAMS

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) : The ISEE is an admission test for private schools.

  • Lower Level: For students applying to enter grades 5 – 6.
  • Middle Level: For students applying to enter grades 7 – 8.
  • Upper Level: For students applying to enter grades 9 – 12.

SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test): The SSAT is an admission test for private schools.

  • Lower Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 5 – 6.
  • Middle Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 7 – 8.
  • Upper Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 9 – 12.

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test): 

The CogAT is commonly utilized as part of the entrance process for students who have been identified as potentially gifted and talented.

 Gifted Program

Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level. For Bellevue gifted and talented program, the testing process follows the same cycle every year. Please see below for important dates:

September/OctoberApply for winter gifted testing for all in-district, private and home school students currently in grades 1 – 11.  Only for students that live within the Bellevue School District service area.
End of OctoberDeadline for winter applications
December/January Gifted testing for all grades
Beginning of MarchResult letters for BSD student in grades 5 – 11 and private school students in grades 1 – 11
mid-AprilResult letters for BSD students in grades 1 – 4
May – mid-JulyApply for summer gifted testing for new students to the district that will have just completed grades 1 – 11.  Only students that have moved into the district after the end of October deadline may apply.
Mid-JulyDeadline for summer applications
End of JulyGifted testing for new students
SeptemberApply for private school K testing
September/OctoberGifted testing for private school K