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For families looking to apply to select private schools, parochial schools, and magnet schools, we offer both private and group classes to help students with preparation. Our services include:

  • Application essay writing

  • Admissions test preparation

  • Test-taking strategies

  • Content review

  • Academic counseling 

  • Time management

  • Interview preparation

  • Targeting areas of improvement


As each school has its own strengths and areas of focus, an ideal candidate is one who demonstrates strong work habits, interest, and motivation. Schools favor applicants with strong interests and students can use their extracurricular activities to their strength by emphasizing them in their application process. They can highlight their dedication and passion in their essays or interview as well as showcase their winning personality. We can support students by providing academic support as well as guidance in the application process. Each school has its own unique admission criteria, and in order to meet most of its requirements, research is necessary. Typically, schools have a similar application process, but it is essential that students know which school is the right fit and identify the ways they can thrive and contribute to the particular school.


Our comprehensive group classes for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), and Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) are designed to empower students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in these crucial exams for admissions to select high schools.

High School Placement Test (HSPT): The HSPT is a nationally-recognized exam for 8th-grade students to enter private high schools. The HSPT has a unique 25-minute language section consisting of 60 questions, covering punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage, and composition. The HSPT also tests vocabulary through antonyms, synonyms, analogies, verbal classifications, and logic. Different types of questions are all mixed, but the HSPT tends to be the easiest of the three tests.

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE): The ISEE is an admissions exam for private middle and high schools, consisting of Vocabulary, Math, and Reading Comprehension sections. The ISEE's math sections tend to be difficult, even for advanced students. Students must be well-versed in critical thinking, number logic, and the four operations to ace the two math sections: Math Achievement and Quantitative Reasoning.

Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT): The SSAT is a private school admission test for students entering grades 4 to 12, and it is offered online and in paper form. The SSAT tests student vocabulary with two different types of questions that are given in separate sections: synonyms and analogies. The SSAT reading section can be challenging but reasonable for well-prepared students.


Our virtual group classes provide a dynamic and interactive learning environment where students can collaborate, prepare for the application process, and acquire test-taking strategies. Our expert instructors are well-versed in the intricacies of the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT exams, and they tailor each class to meet the unique needs of our students. With a focus on both content mastery and test-taking strategies, our classes ensure that students are fully equipped to tackle every section of these challenging tests. Virtual group classes are held as long as 3+ students are interested in joining.


At Boost Learning, we take immense pride in the success stories of our students. Our group classes have yielded exceptional results, with students admitted to prestigious high schools. Our dedicated instructors guide students through the most effective study techniques, time management strategies, and problem-solving approaches, all of which contribute to our impressive track record.

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