SAT Prep

SDA prides itself on preparing its graduates to attend the finest colleges and universities in the country.

We also help our students identify scholarship and financial aid opportunities which will enable them to receive a higher education: the members of class of 2008 earned over $6.8 million in scholarships.

The process leading to this success begins early. In their freshman year our students take the Otis – Lennon Scholastic Aptitude Test and their first Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). In their sophomore year, our students take a career inventory, the Harrington-O’Shea Career Decision Making Test, helping them identify career possibilities and focus on the type of education and development required. We encourage them to research schools and scholarship availability before taking the first step in their road to college: the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).

In junior year, students begin to work directly on how to prepare for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). We introduce them to the college application process, including the common application form accepted by a vast number of colleges. With the Director of Guidance and the other members of the department, Carolina Roc and Jessica McCaig, the junior class attends the NACAC fair, where they can meet with representatives of top colleges from across the country.



Parents of Juniors, Sophomore and Freshman

For a short period of time, on, PSAT Quickstart will be up. This site contains all of the questions from the October testing. It is very valuable tool for your daughters to go through. They can see the questions they got right or wrong. It is good preparation for the SATs for Juniors in March and Sophomores and Freshmen in the future.