Please arrive between 8 and 8:20 a.m.
The December 7 test date is only for students who are applying for an early decision and are in the follow categories:
- Siblings of current Academy students
- Siblings of alumni
- Students who were enrolled in Think Summer or ThinkIt! programs in the previous summer
- Students who have attended the Multicultural Summer Honors Program
- Children of alumni
- Children of faculty and staff
- Out-of-state applicants
No tours will be provided but information on financial assistance will be available. This is a required test date for early-decision students except those who take either the SSAT or the ISEE tests.
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 an applicant needs to change his or her test date, please phone the Admission Office (505) 828-3208 to select a new date.
Before Testing: The online application, fee, and photo must be submitted and your child’s interview must be scheduled before testing.
Test Day Schedule: 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.
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.
About the Test: Each child can only take the admission test once per admission season (once per school year).
Each applicant will complete a thirty-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.