Entrance Assessments


SSAT exam (for mainstream applicants to Grades 6-12)

As part of the application process, all mainstream Grade 6-12 applicants must write the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) prior to the application deadline. KEY Program applicants are exempt from writing the SSAT.

Collingwood School is an official test centre for the SSAT, and we are pleased to offer three SSAT exams sessions throughout the 2018-2019 school year. All applicants must register in advance to write the SSAT. To register your child for an upcoming exam, please go to www.ssat.org. Upon registering for the SSAT, you will be asked to which school(s) you want your child’s official SSAT score report sent. If you are applying to Collingwood School, please note that our Test Centre Code is #2486. Official SSAT results must be received by our Admissions Office no later than January 15, 2019, the official application deadline.

Students applying to Collingwood School, as well as all other registered SSAT writers, are welcome to sit the exam at our school located at 70 Morven Drive in West Vancouver.

Students who do not live in the greater Vancouver area are encouraged to visit http://www.ssat.org/test-center-search to locate a test centre closer to their home.


Character Skills Snapshot (for mainstream and KEY applicants to Grades 6-12)

All Grade 6-12 applicants must write the Character Skills Snapshot assessment prior to the application deadline. The Character Skills Snapshot is a 20-minute online assessment conducted by the student in his/her home. Applicants are encouraged to write this required assessment prior to the Winter Break to ensure Collingwood School receives the official results prior to the January 15th application deadline.


2018-2019 SSAT Dates at Collingwood School (70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver)

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018: SSAT Flex Test, 9am-Noon
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018: SSAT Standard Test, 9am-Noon
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: SSAT Flex Test, 2-5pm (for late applicants only)

For additional dates and locations, please contact SSAT directly.

All registered SSAT writers are asked to arrive at Collingwood School 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam. Students will be required to present to the attendants their SSAT-issued “Admission Ticket” as well as a current piece of photo identification (such as a passport, PR Card, GoCard, student identification card, library card, driver’s licence, etc.).

Please contact SSAT directly regarding registering for the test and all other SSAT-related questions: http://ssat.org/.

The SSAT offices are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Phone: 609-683-4440
Email: info@ssat.org