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 (SSAT).
Dana Hall recognizes that the global pandemic has created challenges for students to register and take standardized tests, even with At Home options available. Consequently, Dana Hall will not require standardized testing for the 2021-2022 admission season. However, we will accept test scores from students able to take the test and who want to include the results with their application. Students who are not able to take standardized testing will not be penalized.
In addition, Dana Hall will accept either the SSAT or ISEE, regardless of the student's apply grade. If you opt to submit scores, have them sent to Dana Hall by January 15, 2021, and designate Dana Hall School as a recipient of the official score report by using the following testing codes: 2728 (SSAT), 222275.
Students for whom English is not their first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition. Please note that Dana Hall does not accept the SLEP test or TOEFL Junior test. Please designate Dana Hall School as a recipient of the official score by using the following testing code: 7507.
Register for these tests online by visiting the following sites: