Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WEST HARTFORDTo help demystify the independent school admissions process, Kingswood Oxford School will host a seminar about the SSAT, a key entrance exam, from 6-7:30 p.m.  Oct. 30 in the Conklin Library.

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is required for applicants to independent high schools, including Kingswood Oxford. At the seminar, which is open to students and parents and is free of charge, experts will explain the format of the test, will offer tips on how to prepare for it, and will explain how schools use the scores.

“This program was the logical next addition to our Independent School Seminar Series, because many families express confusion about the nature of the test and the weight of the scores on admissions decisions," said Jim O’Donnell, director of enrollment management at the school.

Organizers say advance registration would be appreciated, but it is not necessary. Registration materials are at or through the admissions office at 860-727-5000.

Kingswood Oxford, an independent, co-ed, college prep day school for grades six through 12, is located just steps from Blue Back Square.

Interviews for September 2014 enrollment began on Sept. 23; to schedule an interview, or for more information, email