SSAT Courses

Proven SSAT Test Preparation from Hong Kong’s SAT Experts

Our range of SSAT courses are built on years of expertise, world-class content development, and an exam-tested approach that builds students’ competence and confidence on test day.

Our extremely effective program along with our Top SSAT instructors have delivered 99% Percentiles (Top 1%) and many 90% and higher scores.


What is the SSAT?

The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is a standardized admissions examination used by many unaffiliated independent schools and boarding school throughout North America.  The SSAT consists of four multiple-choice sections and an essay, with sections testing students’ reading skills, mathematic proficiency, and vocabulary.  The SSAT may be taken at three different levels and is offered to students in grades 3-11:

Elementary SSAT AT a Glance

Elementary (for students currently in grades 3-4)

Click here for theSSAT AT a Glance Guide for the Elementary SSAT

SSAT Middle and Upper - At a Glance
Middle (for students currently in grades 5-7)

Click here for the “SSAT At a Glance Guide – Middle”

Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11)

Click here for the “SSAT At a Glance Guide – Upper”


Who is it for?

Students who plan to study at independent or private boarding schools in the US and Canada need to take the SSAT.  Admissions officers use SSAT scores as well as personal essays, school grades, and other criteria to determine which students are admitted and which are not.  SSAT results are seen as a reliable indicator of how well students will handle the rigorous curricula characteristic of the most prestigious North American secondary schools.


When to take it?

The SSAT is offered 8 times a year – in October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and June. Find test dates and times on the SSAT.org website.

For details on Fees and Deadlines, please visit this page on the Official SSAT website.

In Chinese, please visit the following page: SSAT Center

For more details on the exam, check out the SSAT.org’s explanation of all the components on the exam.


SSAT Courses

SSAT Essentials
Reading • Verbal • Math • Essay

  • Course includes exam strategies for maximizing performance on all sections of the SSAT
  • Lessons begin with exercises that teach 1,000 high-frequency SSAT words
  • Course is designed by the makers of SAT Essentials and includes 150+ page course book
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good for: Perfect introduction to test preparation for middle and early high school

20 Hours of Instruction + 2 Full Mock Tests – HK$9,800 – Get the schedule!

SSAT English Builder
SSAT/Intermediate Sat Vocabulary • SSAT Essay-Writing Strategy • Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing

  • Teaches 600+ SSAT and SAT vocabulary words
  • Lays the foundations for effective persuasive writing for younger students
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good for: Students who are preparing for the SSAT or wanting an early start on SAT preparation

20 Hours of Instruction + 1 Mock Test – HK$9,800 – Get the schedule!

Weekend SSAT Boot Camp
Reading • Essay-writing Strategies • Extensive Vocabulary

  • Prepares students with strategies for all sections of the SSAT
  • Teaches 600+ high-frequency vocabulary words
  • Offered in a convenient weekend schedule format
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good for: Students who want comprehensive preparation for the SSAT and prefer a particular schedule

40 Hours of Instruction + 3 Full Mock Tests – HK$19,600 – Get the schedule!


Why The Edge?

SSAT Preparation from HK’s SAT Experts

The Edge’s SSAT Essentials course is designed by the writers and developers of The Edge’s renowned SAT Essentials course.

Proprietary Course Content

The course materials, which consist of over 200 pages of instructional and practice materials, are the sole proprietary content of The Edge Learning Center.

All-Star Teachers

All of our teachers boast degrees from top American universities and undergo 60 hours of intensive training, one year of mentoring and shadowing to ensure the same pedagogy so students can receive same high quality of test prep training for any SAT class in The Edge.

Proven Strategies

The SSAT Essentials course includes exam strategies, techniques, and tips that are proven to work on real SSAT questions.

Vocabulary Building

Our teachers begin every lesson with a review of 50+ important SSAT words and teach students how to analyze word roots to predict the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Flexibility for Students

The course is specifically designed to prepare students for the Upper Level exam but may also be appropriate for some students taking the Lower Level exam, especially those who require top results.

Free Retakes

Students can retake the entire course, or a portion thereof, for free as many times as they like.