Testing Requirements


Day Student Testing
Students applying to our day program for Grades 6-11 should submit the SSAT test.

The SSAT is given at MacDuffie on the following dates:

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Applicants to Grades 11 or 12 may also submit the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

International Testing
The MacDuffie School will accept any of the following forms of testing:

  1. TOEFL  (TOEFL code for MacDuffie is 8821)
  2. TOEFL Jr.
  3. SSAT (no minimum score)
  4. IELTS
  5. ELTiS
  6. Cambridge English Exam
  7. Duolingo English Test (DET)

The minimum score level depends on the grade level to which a student is applying. Most accepted students will have test scores that exceed our minimum requirements.


6 800 70 5.5 230
7 800 70 5.5 230
8 800 70 5.5 230
9 80 6.0 240
10 85 6.0 240
11 90 6.5 245
12 90 6.5 245

Character Skills Snapshot
We Use the Character Skills SnapshotThe MacDuffie School is more than just a place where your child will learn math, English, and science. Certainly, the reason you’re seeking to enroll your child here is because you’re interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encourages personal growth. Similarly, we know that your child is much more than grades and test scores. That’s why we’re asking your child to take The Character Skills Snapshot as part of their application. It will provide us with richer information and show us areas where our community can help your child grow, thrive, and shine.