For students applying to enter Sonoma Academy in the 2021-2022 school year the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is optional. In response to COVID-19, SSAT has created an SSAT at Home test which does allow students to take the SSAT in their home, but this is not always the best option.
No student will be penalized for choosing not to take or submit an SSAT score this year.About the SSAT
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
Sonoma Academy is offering an online SSAT prep class in order to help prepare students for their SSAT. Each class will be 90 minutes, with 50 minutes reserved for instruction, then a 5-10 minute break, and then 30 minutes reserved for Q and A. We offer two different sections of test preparation (see below). Both sections are three weeks in length and are for 7th and 8th graders only. Students applying for Early Decision must take the test before November 1. The class is being taught by long-time SSAT Prep instructor, Brian Mooney.