In a typical admission year, all Middle School applicants (grades 5-8) would be required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), and Upper School applicants (grades 9-12) would be required to take the Secondary School Admission TEST.
Dana Hall School recognizes that the global pandemic has created challenges for students to register and take standardized tests. In addition, students had varied academic experiences last year, some of which significantly impacted their learning.
Consequently, Dana Hall will not require standardized testing for the 2021-22 admission season. Should you decide to submit standardized testing, Dana Hall will accept either the ISEE or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) regardless of the student’s apply grade.
If you decide to submit scores, have them sent to Dana Hall by January 15, 2022, and designate Dana Hall School as an official score report recipient by using the following testing codes: 222275 (ISEE), 2728 (SSAT).
Dana Hall does not offer an ESL program and therefore requires students to be highly proficient in speaking, listening, writing and reading the English language. All international applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Please plan ahead and arrange to have scores sent directly to Dana Hall from ETS by January 15, 2022. Designate Dana Hall School as an official score report recipient by using the following testing code: 7507. We cannot accept score reports sent by consultants, schools, or families.
If you have difficulty scheduling this test, please contact the Admission Office.
Learn more, view available testing dates, and register for these tests online by visiting the following sites: