The ISEE and SSAT are nationally administered exams used for admission to private elementary, middle, and high schools. 

For nearly two decades, Bespoke has been helping students of all ages succeed on these exams through compassionate, empowering instruction. Our comprehensive approach to test prep incorporates individualized tutoring sessions, weekly homework from our proprietary textbooks, and frequent mock testing to comprise a program that is both thorough and tailored to your student’s specific needs. Our tutors communicate frequently with parents to ensure test prep fits within a student’s broader academic context—allowing the student to excel on the exams without feeling overwhelmed.

Whether you’re ready to begin tutoring immediately or just have questions about the tests, our client services team is looking forward to speaking with you! You’ll talk to a knowledgeable, caring individual who will create a test prep plan and pair you with the perfect tutor for your student’s personality and learning style. Your student will then learn the actionable skills to build confidence and thrive on test day and beyond.


One of the most common questions families have when beginning test prep is, “Which test should my child take?” The first consideration in answering this question is which exam the schools on your list accept. Boarding schools tend to prefer the SSAT while other private schools often prefer the ISEE. 

If your schools do not express a preference, you should consider which exam best highlights your student’s strengths. The best way to answer this question is to have your student take a practice test of each. Bespoke’s mock testing program makes it easy to take realistic ISEE and SSAT practice exams in our offices or from the comfort of your home. Our experienced client services team then uses your student’s scores, experience of the exams, and learning profile to help you make an informed decision.

“When we were looking for a high school for our daughter, Bespoke’s tutors and office team could not have been more patient, knowledgeable, and capable. Their middle school admissions seminar provided us with lots of information about what the high school admissions process would be like. Bespoke paired Ali with a terrific ISEE instructor who helped her with test strategies and zeroed in on her reading comprehension weaknesses. She got into all three private schools she applied to.”

– Parents of a P.S. 334 eighth grader