Admissions Testing

Requirements

Admission testing is required for all candidates applying to kindergarten through grade 12. Detailed information can be found on your child’s Admission Portal, but in general, test requirements are as follows:

  • Kindergarten – Grade 1: Testing is conducted at The Bear Creek School
  • Grades 2 – 3: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Primary Level
  • Grade 4: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Primary Level or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Elementary Level
  • Grade 5: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Lower Level or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Elementary Level. Remote testing for the ISEE.
  • Grade 6: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Lower Level or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Middle Level. Remote testing for the ISEE and SSAT is available.
  • Grades 7 – 8: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Middle Level or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Middle Level. Remote testing for the ISEE and SSAT is available.
  • Grades 9 and above: Independent School Exam (ISEE) Upper Level or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Upper Level. Remote testing for the ISEE and SSAT is available. 
    • If the applicant’s first language or primary language spoken in the home is not English and the applicant has studied in the United States less than two full academic years, the TOEFL is also required. 

If registering for the ISEE, SSAT, or TOEFL before submitting an application for admission, please include Bear Creek's school code on your child’s test registration—doing so will allow us to receive your child’s test scores.

  • ISEE – 481705
  • SSAT – 1527
  • TOEFL – 0929

Independent School Entrance Exam

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The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is Bear Creek's preferred admission test. Our school code is 481705.