Secondary School Placement
The Secondary School Placement Office comes under the Admission Office umbrella and serves, on average, 40 families each year. We enjoy a deep connection with the Directors of Admission and their associates at numerous independent schools around the country.
Please see our timeline listed below and click here to review our list of secondary schools for the Class of 2019.
Our son attended Hillside for two years (8th and 9th grade), and I can unequivocally say that he had a distinct advantage applying to secondary schools as a result. Hillside's placement team (Bill, Sean, and Matt) were constant guides and provided invaluable advice every step along the way. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for Hillside School. Simply put, the best of the best."
– A Future Groton Parent
2018–2019 Secondary School Placement Timeline
|April of 8th Grade Year:||Students take the SSAT|
|May of 8th Grade Year:||Secondary School Fair|
|May/June of 8th Grade Year:||Parent Meetings|
|Summer before 9th Grade Year:||Research schools|
|Summer before 9th Grade Year:||SSAT/TOEFL Tutoring|
|August before 9th Grade Year:||Parents schedule School Interviews and Tours for October 6–13|
|September of 9th Grade Year:|
Students begin their 7-week tutoring program through Test Innovators (previous sign up is required). International Students begin their weekend TOEFL classes
|Fall of 9th Grade Year:||Lunch visits|
|October 6–13:||School Visits|
|October 20:||Registration for November 10 SSAT|
SAO (Standard Applications Online) Applications have begun.
|November 17:||Registration for December 8 SSAT|
9th Grade Essays. Parents upload Essays to applications once completed.
|December 15:||Registration for January 5 SSAT|
|January 5, 2019:||SSAT*|
|January 10:||Teacher Recommendations and Transcripts are uploaded by the placement office.|
|March 10:||Letters of Notification|
|March 10–April 10:||Revisit Days|
|April 10:||Enrollment Deadline|