MMI Preparatory School will be offering a full merit scholarship to the student who scores in the 95th percentile or above in one area of each section of its Entrance and Scholarship exam, which will be given on January 28, at 9 a.m. at MMI’s campus at 154 Centre Street in Freeland.
The full merit scholarship is only available to new students who sit for the Entrance and Merit Scholarship exam on January 28. The student who earns the scholarship has the opportunity to keep it throughout their time at MMI, provided they meet or exceed the established academic criteria.
The Entrance and Merit Scholarship exam 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.
To register for the exam, please call the admissions office at 570-636-1108 by January 26. The exam will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and all registrants are encouraged to report to MMI’s Coxe Commons by 8:45 a.m.
The fee for the exam is $25 and is payable in advance via credit card or debit card over the phone or via mail by check. Fees paid the day of the exam should be check or cash. No credit/debit cards will be accepted.
MMI also offers need-based financial aid to qualified applicants. Need-based aid is determined by an application through FACTS Grant & Aid, which must be completed by February 24. For the 2016-17 school year, 50 percent of MMI students received need-based financial aid, with $954,160 distributed among 132 students. The average need-based award was $7,228 per student.
Students who enroll at MMI may also qualify to receive an MMI Academic Excellence Award, which is available for all students in the seventh through 11th grades. This year, 104 students were given the $1,000 award.
MMI has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. The average class size is 16 students. There are 20 full-time and three part-time faculty members; of those, 74 percent hold a master’s degree or greater. MMI’s 2016 Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) average was 1708 while the state average was 1481 and the national average was 1490. Graduates of MMI have consistently attended some of the nation’s top colleges and universities and the school has a nearly perfect record of seniors progressing to college. The 31 graduates in the Class of 2016 earned more than $5.9 million in scholarships.