6th-8th Grade Process

1. Student Profile

Complete the Student Profile Form of the Standard Application Online (SAO) and pay the application fee as soon as possible to begin an application with PDS.

2. Student Visit and Interview

Once you submit the Student Profile Form at SSAT.org, please click on the "PickaTime" link found under "Special Instructions" to register for one of the required Middle School Interview Mornings. Applicants will meet with admission staff and teachers, observe classes, and complete a writing sample during the visit. There is also a parent program.

3. Testing

Applicants for grades 6-8 must take the SSAT. Please register at SSAT.org. We require you to use the October, November, December, or January test dates in order to have scores received by our January 15 deadline. Be sure to list PDS (code 5902) and designate PDS as a score recipient when you register. We only accept scores sent directly from SSAT.

4. Submit Remaining Application Materials

When you log into your child's application account at SSAT.org you will see a checklist of all application components needed for your grade. All materials are due by January 15.

Application Deadline:
January 15

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, an application must be submitted to TADS by February 1.