SSAT Courses

Proven SSAT Test Preparation from Hong Kong’s SAT Experts

Our range of SSAT courses is built on years of expertise, world-class content development, and an exam-tested approach that builds students’ competence and confidence on test day.

Our extremely effective program along with our Top SSAT instructors have delivered 99% Percentiles (Top 1%) and many 90% of higher scores.


What is the SSAT?

The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is a standardized admissions examination used by many unaffiliated independent schools and boarding school throughout North America.  The SSAT consists of four multiple-choice sections and an essay, with sections testing students’ reading skills, mathematics proficiency, and vocabulary.  The SSAT may be taken at three different levels and is offered to students in grades 3-11:

Elementary (for students currently in grades 3-4)

>> Click to view: The Elementary Level SSATs At a Glance Guide

Middle (for students currently in grades 5-7)

>> Click to view: The Middle-Level SSATs At a Glance Guide

Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11)

>> Click to view: The Upper-Level SSATs At a Glance Guide


Who is it for?

Students who plan to study at independent or private boarding schools in the US and Canada need to take the SSAT.  Admissions officers use SSAT scores as well as personal essays, school grades, and other criteria to determine which students are admitted and which are not.  SSAT results are seen as a reliable indicator of how well students will handle the rigorous curricula characteristic of the most prestigious North American secondary schools.


When to take it?

The SSAT is offered 8 times a year – in October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and June. Check out the upcoming test dates on the SSAT official website.

For details on Fees and Deadlines, please visit this page on the Official SSAT website.

For more details on the exam, check out the SSAT.org‘s explanation of all the components on the exam.


SSAT Courses

SSAT Essentials

Reading • Verbal • Math • Essay

  • Lessons begin with exercises that teach 1,000 high-frequency SSAT words
  • Comprehensive overview of all the sections in the test, covering the essential concepts and strategies
  • Students can retake the course for free
  • Also available for ISEE students

Good for: Students in early and middle high school looking for an introduction to test preparation

20 Hours of Instruction + 2 Full Mock Tests – HK$9,800 – Get the schedule >>

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SSAT English Builder

SSAT/Intermediate SAT Vocabulary • SSAT Essay-Writing & Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing

  • Teaches 600+ SSAT and SAT vocabulary words
  • Lays the foundations for effective persuasive writing for younger students
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good for: Students who are preparing for the SSAT/ISEE or wanting an early start on SAT preparation

20 Hours of Instruction + 1 Mock Test – HK$9,800 – Get the schedule >>

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SSAT Boot Camp

Reading • Essay-writing Strategies • Extensive Vocabulary

  • Prepares students with strategies for all sections of the SSAT
  • Combines SSAT Essentials and SSAT English Builder into one unified course
  • Teaches 1600+ high frequency vocabulary words
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good for: Students who want comprehensive preparation for the SSAT/ISEE with a rigorous schedule

40 Hours of Instruction + 3 Full Mock Tests – HK$19,600 – Get the schedule >>

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Why The Edge?

SSAT Preparation from HK’s SAT Experts

The Edge’s SSAT Essentials course is designed by the writers and developers of The Edge’s renowned SAT Essentials course.

Proprietary Course Content

The course materials, which consist of over 200 pages of instructional and practice materials, are the sole proprietary content of The Edge Learning Center.

All-Star Teachers

All of our teachers boast degrees from top American universities and undergo 60 hours of intensive training, one year of mentoring and shadowing to ensure the same pedagogy so students can receive same high quality of test prep training for any SAT class in The Edge.

Proven Strategies

The SSAT Essentials course includes exam strategies, techniques, and tips that are proven to work on real SSAT questions.

Vocabulary Building

Our teachers begin every lesson with a review of 50+ important SSAT words and teach students how to analyze word roots to predict the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Flexibility for Students

The course is specifically designed to prepare students for the Upper Level exam but may also be appropriate for some students taking the Lower Level exam, especially those who require top results.

Free Retakes

Students can retake the entire course, or a portion thereof, for free as many times as they like.