There are three test sessions offered for the 2020-21 school year admission season. All tests are held on Saturday mornings. A test registration form is included in the online application materials.
Exam Registration and Deadlines: Applicants are registered for an exam by selecting the desired test date on the admission application. Registration must occur by Friday, noon, preceding each exam. If you need to change your child’s test date, please log into their online application to select a different date.
Before testing: The online application, fee, and photo must be submitted and your child’s interview must be scheduled before testing.
Please arrive at the lobby in Simms Center for the Performing Arts between 8 and 8:20 a.m.
Typically, students are finished between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. We encourage you to remain on campus during testing. However, should you choose to leave campus, please return no later than 10:45 a.m. to pick up your child.
Children taking the test for early-decision applicants, which is offered once annually, will finish around 10:30 a.m. because the parent presentation is shorter and no tours are offered (as these families are already familiar with the school).
During your child’s testing, there will be a parent information session. We strongly encourage attending the parent session for two reasons. First, children feel better and are less worried when they know their parents are on campus with them. Second, we want all families to hear the presentation that includes information about the school, the curriculum, and our admission and financial assistance processes.
Please do not bring a child who is not feeling well to testing. Simply call the admission office the Monday following the missed test date, and we will reschedule your child’s exam.
Each child can only take the admission test once per admission season (once per school year). Applicants who are re-applying in a subsequent year will be given the appropriate test for the grade to which they are applying.
Each applicant will complete a 30-minute writing sample and take a one-hour math exam. In the writing sample, we look for imagination, complexity of thought, ease of expression, and the ability to use punctuation, spelling and grammatical rules at an age-appropriate level. To view descriptions of the material that might be covered on the math test, download the PDF document linked here.
Albuquerque Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6 through 12. Albuquerque Academy does not discriminate against otherwise qualified students on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation and makes reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities.