ISEE Admission Testing

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is a three-hour admission test for entrance into grades five through twelve. The ISEE has three levels: a Lower Level for students currently in grades four and five who are candidates for admission to grades five and six, a Middle Level for students in grades six and seven who are candidates for admission to grades seven and eight, and an Upper Level for students in grades eight to eleven who are candidates for admission to grades nine through twelve.

The ISEE consists of carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure a student’s capability for learning, as well as reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in those areas. All levels include a timed essay written in response to an assigned topic. The essay is not scored, but a copy is forwarded to the recipient schools along with the Individual Student Report, which shows scaled scores, percentiles, and stanines.

You should register at least three weeks in advance for one of the test dates listed below at or contact the admission office for assistance. The Geneva School’s test site code is 102100.

Test DateRegistration Deadline
January 14, 2017December 24, 2016
February 11, 2017January 21, 2017
March 11, 2017February 18, 2017
April 8, 2017March 18, 2017
May 13, 2017April 22, 2017