Feb 10

The Ultimate Guide to Boarding School Admissions

Boarding Schools 101

The Ultimate Guide to Boarding School Admissions

Events
Events
Discover events to help your family throughout the K–12 private school admission process.

US Boarding School References

Videos

School Information
Phillips Academy -- Andover
Choate Rosemary Hall
Phillips Exeter Academy
The Lawrenceville School

To create an application

Type (Links) Description
Common application is accepted at over 400 top private schools in North America. The SAO platform standardizes the student essays and parent statements, so that the student and parents are not writing different answers for all of the schools
Finding and applying to the prep school that is right for you can be tricky sometimes. Gateway to Prep Schools offers 57 schools like Phillips Andover, Phillips Exeter, Choate Rosemary Hall and etc.

Do you want to improve your chances of getting into boarding or international schools?
Schedule your consultation with Tokyo Academics today!

Documents for US Boarding School Application

SSAT Information

Topic (Link) Description
Review the tips that help TA students score in the 90th percentile on their SSATs.
Find the closest testing center to take the paper or computer test.
Information about the SSAT is located on the official SSAT website.
Find out when students can take the SSAT on both paper and computer.
For those who are planning on taking the SSAT at home (only available in the US).
Learn how to get the Best SSAT Score.

TOEFL Information

Topic (Link) Description
Registration and information about TOEFL can be found on the official website
Find where students can take the TOEFL test
Students who are planning to take the test at home must meet the requirements for equipment and testing environment.
The TOEFL iBT Home Edition can be understood through these videos. Learn how to get ready for test day, including the materials you'll need and how to prepare your testing space.
Explanation of each four skill and five proficiency levels, where the score falls within that range and explains proficiency for that skill.
Get textbook recommendation and a downloadable practice test (zip).

The Character Skills Snapshot is the missing piece of the private school admissions puzzle. A holistic measure of student preferences, attitudes, and beliefs toward seven character skills, the Snapshot complements the SSAT by helping admission teams get to know who your child is in addition to what they know for the test—letting their uniqueness shine.

US & UK Grade and Year System Comparison

US.UK Boarding School System

Do you want to improve your chances of getting into boarding or international schools?
Schedule your consultation with Tokyo Academics today!

UK Boarding School References

Exam Information

Resource (Link) Description
References for past exams: entrance exams and sample papers
References for past exams: entrance exams and sampe papers
UKiset is an assessment designed for entry into British curriculum schools. The UKiset Profile provides schools with all the information they need when considering an overseas applicant.
The TOEFL iBT Home Edition can be understood through these videos, learn how to get ready for test day, including the materials you'll need and how to prepare your testing space.
provides the most well-known and respected examinations and assessments for pupils transitioning from prep and junior schools to senior schools in the UK, designing and setting the Common Entrance assessments, which have been used since 1903.
Common Pre-Tests (CPT) are online and adaptive, and are designed to give senior schools information about prospective pupils’ attainment and potential, to support the application process.

Boarding School: Downloadables

UK Boarding Schools Brochures

Name Description
Best Boarding School in the UK
Application Process to one of the Top 10 boarding schools in the UK
Top 5 Co-Ed Boarding Schools

UK Private Schools Brochures

Name Description
SENIOR SCHOOL PROSPECTUS
Top 10 UK Private School Prospectus
Top 10 UK All Girl's Private School Prospectus

Join the best summer school program in Japan! Our 2024 Summer Classes are specially designed to help students excel in the fall. Explore over 200 classes tailored for grades 3-12 and make your summer count.

Enroll today and transform your academic journey!