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We require that all candidates take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and submit their scores as part of their application.

The test has multiple parts, as follows:
  • Mathematics: two sections, 30 minutes each with 25 questions each
  • Reading Comprehension: 30 minutes with 30 synonym questions and 30 analogy questions
  • Verbal: 40 minutes with 40 questions based on 7 reading passages
  • Essay: 25 minutes

In order to help prepare students for their SSATs, we offer three different sections of test preparation. The first two sections begin in September, and the third in October. All sections are three weeks in length. SSAT Prep classes are for 7th and 8th graders only. Students applying for Early Decision must take the October 13 SSAT test , therefore, they should take Section 1 or Section 1B.

How do I sign up for one of the classes?
All classes are now closed

What is the cost?
$329 for a three-week class. Fee includes all study materials.

When do I take the SSAT exam?
If applying to Sonoma Academy in the fall of 2018, we recommend signing up to take the SSAT in October, November, or December. Students who are interested in applying for Early Decision should register for Section 1 or Section 1B (Section 1 is now closed, but Section 1B has room). Families are responsible for test registration at www.ssat.org. The Sonoma Academy test center code is 7400.

Wanting to apply Early Decision?
If you plan to apply for Early Decision (November 1), then you must take the October 13 SSAT test, which means you need to take the Section 1 or Section 1B SSAT Prep Class. **Section 1 and 1B is now closed**
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Sonoma Academy is...

The only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.