Please arrive between 8 and 8:20 a.m.
There are three test sessions offered for the 2019-20 school year admission season: January 11, January 25, and February 1, 2020. 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 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.
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.
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.