Webber Academy prepares students "to thrive in university and beyond." As such, when screening applicants, the school is seeking children who are demonstrating levels of potential, performance, and character that likely match this end. Experience has shown that students who do not meet certain standards in these areas are not successful at our school, even though there may have been past successes in other less intense learning environments.
While a student’s character tends to be judged more subjectively (through teacher references, visits to our school, etc.), Webber Academy does use a variety of objective means to assess the potential and current performance of a student. The following attachments provide information on admission tests administered to our applicants.
During the class visit stage of the admissions process, applicants to Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 will complete a Webber Academy asessment booklet. The booklet comprises a series of work sheets that focus on early literacy, early numeracy, and, fine motor skills.
Depending on the strength of an applicants report card, and the outcome of their Webber class visit, grade 2 to 5 applicants may be required to complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) which is appropriate to the grade they are applying to. The ISEE is an online test which covers auditory/reading comprehension as well as mathematics. There is also an untimed, unscored writing sample for students to complete. For further information about the ISEE please refer to the following link: https://www.erblearn.org/parents/admissions-testing-isee
Submission of recent educational testing by a registered psychologist may eliminate the need for admission testing and expedite the admission process. These should be submitted with the application form if possible.
* Please note that there is cost to register your child for the ISEE.
For entrance into Grades 6 to 12, Webber Academy uses results from the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for the purposes of admission. While the test is administered at our site on several Standard Test dates, you must register for this through the SSAT website at http://www.ssat.org/. Testing taken at any official SSATB member site is acceptable and scores can be sent to us directly from SSAT by selecting a score report to be sent to Webber Academy. Either a SSAT Standard Test or a SSAT Flex Test is required. Please note that a registration ID ticket and photo identification will be required before admission to the testing room.
SSAT Testing Dates at Webber Academy (register at www.ssat.org)