Who needs to take the entrance exam and when?
Entrance testing is the norm and happens in the course of the admissions process. However, students may be exempt if they are coming directly from schools similar to Rosslyn Academy, such as from another North American accredited school. Students may also be exempt if they have standardized test records with US norms within one school year of their grade preference.
All non-exempted students grades 2-12 complete an English and Math admission test. For admittance, applicants typically need to achieve a score in the 50th percentile or above, which is the US norm.
K-12 readiness testing occurs in February-March before the new school year.
Preschool readiness testing occurs in March-April before the new school year.
Why entrance testing?
Entrance testing provides a process to ensure incoming students have a high likelihood of succeeding academically at Rosslyn Academy. More than 95% of students who graduate from high school at Rosslyn Academy attend university in North America, Europe, Korea or Africa. Rosslyn's curriculum is therefore academically intensive and targets college preparation. Every student is expected to desire academic success, and Rosslyn's faculty is personally committed to nurture and encourage academic growth.
Successful Candidates for Admission generally:
- have standardized testing results at or above the 50% level
- have grades/marks in their present school that are at or above the average
- have positive feedback from their present school in the areas of effort, attitude, ability and behavior