MMI Preparatory School will offer its Entrance Examination on Saturday, January 31, beginning at 9:00 A.M. The exam is for students who will enter grades six through 11 next year and are considering attending MMI Preparatory School.
The Entrance Examination is comprehensive in nature, assessing students’ general ability (verbal and quantitative), reading comprehension, and mathematic achievement. Writing skills are tested as well with a short essay.
MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood said, “Because many parents and students realize the benefits of the independent school education that MMI students receive, classes are filling fast. Those interested in MMI for the 2015-16 school year should register as soon as possible to take the examination.”
Results of the Entrance Exam also determine if a student will receive an MMI Excellence Award. The school gave 87 students the $1,000 merit-based scholarship for the 2014-15 school year, giving $87,000 to offset tuition costs. The Academic Excellence Award is available for all students entering seventh through 11th grade. This is just one form of financial aid MMI Preparatory School offers.
For the 2014-15 academic year, 51 percent of MMI students received need-based financial aid, with $820,625 distributed among 124 students. The average need-based award was $6,618 per student.
MMI Preparatory School has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. The average class size is 14.5 students. There are 21 full-time and seven part-time faculty members. Of those faculty, 64 percent hold a master’s degree or greater. The average length of time of faculty teaching at MMI is 13 years.
The 2014 Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) average at MMI Preparatory School was 1787 while the state average was 1480 and the national average was 1498. Graduates of MMI have consistently attended some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, and the school celebrates a nearly perfect record of seniors progressing to college.
“Our entrance examination is the beginning of the admissions process, so we encourage anyone who is thinking about an MMI education to take the entrance examination, visit our campus, and learn about our programs,” Hood said.
The exam will be held in classrooms throughout the school, so those taking the test should report to the Coxe Commons that morning.