Private high school admission prep in 3 steps for rising 8th grade students

The testing and application process for private high schools raises many questions for families as they manage different procedures, deadlines, and best practices across individual schools of interest.

Consider our test prep and admission experts your liaisons in navigating the journey to private school acceptance with our free immersion program.

After parents attend a virtual workshop about the private high school admission experience, students enroll in a week-long ISEE/SSAT prep class before taking a practice exam and attending a private advising session to answer any remaining questions about the next steps of the admission journey.

Step 1: Virtual Workshop with Admission Expert Marvin Vilma

Workshop 1: Understanding the Private High School Admission Process

Tues 5/12: 5:30-7 PM EST (4:30 PM CST, 2:30 PM PST)

Workshop 2: Admission Strategies and Secrets for Private High School

Thurs 5/14: 5:30-7 PM EST (4:30 PM CT, 2:30 PM PST)

Step 2: ISEE/SSAT Test Prep

Next, students complete a mini-prep program built around skill-building and strategies for test readiness.

Participants will work with expert tutor Holly Webster in a 5-class immersion program the week of May 18th.

Virtual classes will take place Mon – Fri, 5/18-22, from 2-3 PM EST (1 PM CT, 11 AM PST).

The prep portion of the program culminates with a free online practice exam.

Step 3: Personalized Advising

After test prep, families will work one-on-one with a Livius admission advisor to go over the results of the practice exam, answer any remaining questions, and customize the next steps in a student’s admission process.

Practice Exam

Students take a complete ISEE or SSAT online practice exam

Private Advising Session

Families schedule a 30-minute test score review and private advising session

Personalized Private High School Support from Experts Dedicated to Student Success

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Get to Know Our Test Prep and Admission Experts

Marvin Vilma

Marvin Vilma is an educator who constantly seeks to empower students to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. After beginning as a faculty member at Noble and Greenough School, Marvin transitioned to college admissions at Babson College with a focus on multicultural recruitment. Marvin continued to mentor high school students at MIT Sloan by developing curriculum and leadership training for an expanding entrepreneurship program, formerly known as MIT Launch. He continues to give back to the community by raising awareness around financing a college education and is committed to creating meaningful learning experiences for students and advocating for their needs.

Holly Webster

Holly Webster earned her Master of Arts in Teaching at Regis College and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Mathematics from Bridgewater State University. She has seven years of teaching experience and currently holds a Massachusetts and Rhode Island teaching license in grades 1-6. She has worked in various school districts such as the Newton, Sharon, Westwood, Wellesley, and Medway Public Schools. Her most recent position was as a 6th grade Math teacher at a prestigious and academically rigorous charter school called Achievement First in Providence, RI. Holly is dedicated to finding ways to help students enjoy their academic work, especially for subjects that give them great difficulty. For the last 5 years, Holly has instructed Livius students through the RANDD Reading and Study Skills Program for middle school students, the GPA Booster program, ISEE/SSAT test prep, and ACT/SAT test prep, as well as providing homework help across subjects to students in grades 1-12.

What People Are Saying About the Livius Experience

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"Livius identified a good match between the tutor and my kids. As a result, my kids didn't dread the experience but instead looked forward to it. With math tutoring, my daughter very quickly improved her grades and felt much more confident in her skills."

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"Incredible experience with Livius. My son's tutor was phenomenal and more than prepared him for his year-end exams. I could not recommend Livius more highly!!"

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