At OES we review applications using a holistic approach that considers each component of the application as a particular data point in our decision making process. The admissions committee hopes to learn about your child as a whole person and as a learner.

The SSAT is required for applicants to grades 9-12 for the 2024-2025 admissions season. The SSAT is written and reviewed by independent school educators and is designed to measure the basic verbal, quantitative, and reading skills developed over time. The SSAT is an objective data-driven tool that we use to help us get to know our applicants. 

Register for the SSAT at To designate OES as a score recipient, enter OES School Code 5572. 


SSAT Information and Registration   

Testing Options: US/Canada

Paper-Based SSAT is in-person testing administered at OES or another paper-based test center. Learn More

Computer-Based SSAT at home offers weekday and weekend testing options. Learn More

Computer-Based SSAT at Prometric Test Center may be taken two times per testing season. Learn More

Outside of the US/Canada

Paper-Based SSAT is administered by test centers or educational consultants. Learn More

Computer-Based SSAT at Prometric Test Center is available in most international locations. Learn More

Note: If the SSAT is not offered in your area, we will accept the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam).

Frequently Asked Questions