SSAT Scores in Marin County

Understanding SSAT Scores in Marin County

When it comes to SSAT scores accepted by private schools, there’s a scarcity of data out there. In fact, few schools disclose publicly the range of SSAT scores they require for admission. Nevertheless, some data is available as to the relative competitiveness of various private schools in Marin County. Rather than looking at the raw scores of Marin County schools, we can look at the percentile ranges accepted at various schools. Many of our clients have asked for help in locating this data and, in this post, we want to share it with you in the hopes of clarifying the benchmarks for private high schools in Marin County. 

This post will focus on three schools: The Branson School, Marin Catholic, Marin Academy. Links to in-depth posts about each school are included below! 

Marin Catholic (MC) SSAT Scores

In terms of test scores, Marin Catholic is the least competitive in Marin. This said, because of its status as a catholic high school, Marin Catholic (MC) accepts not the SSAT but the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

    HSPT Reading: Accepts students scoring in the 55th percentile and above
    HSPT Verbal: Accepts students scoring in the 50th percentile and above. 
    HSPT Math: Accepts students scoring in the 55th percentile and above. 

Marin Academy (MA) SSAT Scores

Of the four profiled schools, Marin Academy is the second-least competitive. Students who score in the 51st-65th percentiles across the four sections of the SSAT are often accepted at Marin Academy. Students who score in the 65th-99th percentile are generally accepted. 

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The Branson School SSAT Scores

In terms of acceptance rate, the Branson School is on a par with MA. The standardized test scores accepted by the school, however, are relatively higher. Students who score in the 62nd-80th percentiles across the four sections of the ISEE, an SSAT alternative test, are often accepted at Branson. Students who score in the 80th-99th percentile are generally accepted.

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For more information about these schools, you can check out the Niche accounts of these schools: 
        Marin Catholic Niche 
        San Domenico School Niche 
        Marin Academy Niche

If you're preparing to take the SSAT, check out our post on SSAT strategies. As always, if you need a tutor, give us a call!