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College Entrance Exams

SAT and ACT

St. John's Prep offers convenient, high-quality courses to prepare students for the SAT and ACT. These co-ed courses are open to students from St. John's Prep, as well as students from other high schools. Taught by St. John's Prep faculty trained in test preparation, courses use practice materials chosen to provide students with effective problem strategies by subject and extensive practice with actual test questions.

The courses include full-length practice exams. Each class introduces a particular type of question that students will encounter on the exam and shows students how to cope with it more effectively. Later classes will provide in-class timed practice to supplement homework. To achieve the maximum benefit, students are encouraged to attend ALL classes. For further information please read below or email Sandra Martin or call 978-624-1477.

Summer SAT Prep Course 2019

This course will provide any student (rising 10-12th grade) who plans to take the SAT-1 exam with strategies and practice designed to improve his or her performance on the day of the test. Class sessions will cover all sections of the test (reading, math, and writing), but will emphasize the reading and math sections of the test. Materials used in class will include both practice designed to emphasize useful strategies and actual past SAT questions. The tuition includes two textbooks in addition to all pre and post test materials.

Mr. Joseph Wyrwa,  St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty
Mr. John Munro '02, St. John's Prep English Department Faculty 

Dates: TBD 
Times: TBD
Location: TBD

Course #2308 Tuition: $650

SAT Fall 2018 Refresher Course for Seniors

This is focused refresher course for students scheduled to take the SAT in October which will be the current SAT format.

The class includes targeted instruction for math and verbal skills, as well as a full-length practice test.

2301A Tuition $100: This course is offered to students who have previously taken an SAT Prep course at St. John's Prep. Meets Sundays 9-11 am and Thursdays 3-5 pm. Last class is a full length practice test, meets 9 am -12:45 pm.

2301B Tuition $250:  This course is offered to students who have not previously taken an SAT Prep course at St. John's Prep. Meets Sundays 9-11 am and Thursdays 3-5 pm. Last class is a full length practice test, meets 9 am -12:45 pm.

Dates and TimesDates for Fall 2019 TBD.  

Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K214.

SAT Prep Courses 2018-2019

The SAT, Scholastic Assessment Test, is a globally recognized standardized college admission test that lets students show colleges their knowledge of reading, writing, and mathematic skills and their ability to apply that knowledge. This is a reasoning test currently comprised of a written essay as well as multiple choice and open response questions. The SAT is accepted at all four year colleges in the United States.

Two winter SAT courses meet on Sundays and Fridays. The cost of the SAT Prep courses is $635 for the fall, winter or year round courses.

Location:

Course #2302 - Started Sept 14, 2018  Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, K216
Course #2303 - Started Nov 29, 2018  Xavier Hall, X210
Course #2304 - Starts Feb 8, 2019   Xavier Hall, X202 Registration is now closed. For info about other options email Ms. Sandra Martin.
Course #2305 - Started Feb 3, 2019  Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, K210. 

Complete SAT schedule of class meeting dates.

Any class cancellations and/or date changes will be posted on the Prep website.

SAT/ACT English: 1 on 1 tutoring

For the student looking for personalized instruction on the English section of the SAT and/or ACT test. A SJP English teacher will delve into the grammar and reading comprehension nuances of these standardized tests. Students will learn time-saving tips and "Top 10 Tricks" from a seasoned member of the SJP English faculty. Before each session, students will receive instruction, take timed tests, then receive immediate feedback on how to improve their performance. Materials for each session will include a series of Google Forms quizzes and web-based programs.

Faculty Member, St. John's Prep, English Department Faculty

Dates: Five 1 on 1, 75 minute tutoring sessions offered during the fall and summer
Times: Within a week of registering you will be contacted by a faculty member to arrange scheduling.
Location: First meeting will take place on SJP campus; subsequent meetings can take place remotely via WebEx (wireless access required)
Tuition: $600

SAT/ACT Mathematics: 1 on 1 tutoring

For the student looking for personalized instruction on the Math section of the SAT and/or ACT test. A SJP Math teacher will delve into math specific strategies and content of these standardized tests. Students will learn time-saving tips from a seasoned member of the SJP Math faculty. Before each session, students will receive instruction, take timed tests, then receive immediate feedback on how to improve their performance. Materials for each session will be provided.

Faculty Member, St. John's Prep, Math Department Faculty

Dates: Five 1 on 1, 75 minute tutoring sessions offered during the fall and summer
Times: Within a week of registering you will be contacted by a faculty member to arrange scheduling.
Location: Meetings will take place on the campus of St. John's Prep.
Tuition: $600

ACT Prep Courses

The ACT, American College Test, is a national standardized test designed to assess students knowledge of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  The test consists of four subject tests with a total of 215 multiple choice questions and a 40 minute writing test. The ACT is accepted at all four year colleges in the United States. 

Our ACT prep classes are designed to prepare students for the four subjects on the exam as well as to give them the strategies they need to succeed. Classes are offered in both the fall and the winter.  For students who are taking both the ACT and the SAT we offer an ACT add on class as well. The Complete ACT schedule shows all of the ACT classes and the ACT add-on. 

Location:

Course #2401 & 2402- Cancelled

Course #2403 ACT add on - Starts May 5, 2019  Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, K210.

 

  • ACT Prep classes will target a specific test date, either October 27, 2018, April 13, 2019 or June 8, 2019.
  • Tuition is $200 for the fall refresher course, $150 for the ACT add-on course and $635 for the full course.
  • Each class will focus on a specific subject and will prepare students for both content and strategies.
  • Each course will include a full length practice ACT test to prepare students for the format and timing of the ACT.

Registration and Payment

Registration and payment information for all college entrance exam prep courses:

  • ACT/SAT Test Prep Tuition: $635, includes textbooks
  • ACT/SAT English or Math 1 on 1 Tutoring: $600
  • ACT/SAT Fall Refresher: $250 for new students and $100 for students who have already taken the SAT prep course at St. John's
  • ACT Add-on: $150
  • Online: Use the online registration and payment page
  • By Mail: Download and complete the registration form  and mail with your check to Test Prep Program, St. John's Preparatory School, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA 01923
  • Emergency Contact: Students who do not attend St. John's Prep must complete this Emergency Contact Form.
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