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Standardized Testing Schedule

Phillips Academy is a Test Center for a variety of standardized tests on the dates listed below. To register for these exams go to the appropriate test website: Collegeboard.org, ACT.org, SSAT.org, erblearn.org. Students register for the PSAT and AP exams through the Standardized Testing Office.

Because test registration is a fluid process, specific test directions and locations are listed here about 2 weeks before each exam.

Smith Center is located at 212 Main Street, south of the Main street/Salem Street intersection, near mile marker 144.6. Turn into the parking lot at the intersection of Dwight Street and Main Street. Enter Smith Center under the glass raised walkway.

Morse Hall is located at 16 Salem Street just before the intersection with Highland Road. Turn into the Gelb Science Building parking lot off of Salem Street. Signs near the playground will direct you across the quad to Morse Hall.

Date  Test   Location
Sept. 9, 2017 ACT PA, other high school students Smith Center and Bulfinch Hall End 1:15
Oct. 7, 2017 SAT PA, other high school students, 7th & 8th grade SAT I – Smith Center and Cage* (for SAT no Essay) Subject – Morse Hall Accommodations – Morse Hall End 1:15
Oct. 11, 2017 PSAT PA Uppers and Lowers, some outside students Smith Center and Morse Hall End 12:30
Oct. 28, 2017 ACT PA, other high school students Smith Center and Bulfinch Hall End 1:15
Nov. 2, 2017 UCAS PA seniors applying to UK schools Trustees Room
Nov. 4, 2017 SAT PA, other high school students, 7th & 8th graders Subject – Morse Hall, Listening – Morse or Smith Center, SAT I – Morse Hall End 1:15
Nov. 11, 2017 SSAT 5-10th graders – Non PA students- Morse Hall (for A/E Weekend.) Historically Smith Center and Bullfinch Hall. End 12:30
Dec. 2, 2017 SAT PA, other high school students, 7th & 8th graders SAT I – Smith/Cage*, Subject – Morse Hall Accommodations – Morse Hall End 1:15 Now recommended first SAT for 11th Graders
Dec. 9, 2017 ISEE 5-10th graders – Non PA students - Morse Hall
Jan. 6, 2018 SSAT 5-10th graders – Non PA Students - Morse Hall because of Athletic competition End 12:30
Jan. 20, 2018 Practice ACT 5-10th graders – Non PA Students - Morse Hall because of Athletic competition End 12:30
Feb. 10, 2018 ACT PA, other high school students Smith Center, Accommodations-Bulfinch Hall End 1:15
April 14, 2018 ACT PA, other high school students Smith Center Accommodations-Bulfinch Hall End 1:15
May 5, 2018 SAT PA, other high school students, 7th & 8th graders Subject – Smith Center, SAT I – Morse Hall, Accommodations – Morse Hall End 1:15
May 7 – May 18 Late testing May 23, 24, 25 AP Exams PA Students, some outside students Davis Hall, Smith Center, LLC Unobskey, Sweeny Conf., GW221
June 2, 2018 SAT All testing – Morse Hall Because of Commencement test capacity will be capped at 200 for 2018. End 1:15

Standby testers:The Testing Boards have changed their security procedures and no longer allow walk-in testing. You must go to the testing websites to sign up for wait-list testing. You must have an Admission Ticket in order to test (except PSAT and AP testing).

Special Accommodations: Our test center can generally accommodate test takers with special accommodations. These tests are generally given in a separate location, usually Morse Hall. We are NOT permitted to take students with special accommodations on a standby basis. Students must apply for and be granted accommodations by the respective testing boards.

Inclement Weather: Phillips Academy is a boarding school and rarely closes due to inclement weather. If conditions make it unsafe to conduct a test, we will post a voicemail on 978.749.4376 by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the test.


Now a dorm and faculty residence, Newman House served as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the abolitionist movement of the 19th century.

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