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. Once you complete this step, you will receive an email from the PDS Admission Portal to set up an account to track all your admission activities.
Once you submit the Student Profile Form at SSAT.org and create your account in the PDS Admission Portal, you will be able to register for one of the required Middle School Visit Mornings directly through our child’s checklist. Applicants will meet with admission staff and teachers, observe classes, and complete a writing sample during the visit. There is also a parent program.
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.