Dear Anna and Frank,
Thank you for the great ISEE Prep. program! Last week, my sister and I found out that we were accepted to go to Harvard-Westlake. Thank you again.”

the test seemed much easier than Renaissance’s ISEE practice exam”
-6th grade student

Hi Anna,
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that XXXXXX was accepted at all the private schools to which he applied: Brentwood, Harvard-Westlake, and Windward. He will be attending Brentwood.

Thank you again for your wonderful program. I know it played a part in XXXXXX’s success.”
-6th grade parent

Renaissance Kids provides the best in test preparation for all elementary, middle and high school standardized exams, including ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, SAT, SAT IIs, APs, ACT, ERB(CTP 4) and SAT 9.

We offer private tutoring for all exams, both on site at our Brentwood center or online. We also offer group classes for the ERB(CTP 4), ISEE and SAT.

Renaissance Kids tries to meet all test preparation needs. If you do not see the test you are searching for or the method of course delivery that you prefer, please call.

ISEE Preparation

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is a standardized test offered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) for students applying to private secondary schools. If your child is planning on changing schools, he/she will likely be taking the ISEE.

Renaissance Kids offers a unique and comprehensive ISEE preparation program developed over twenty years.

The course is also an excellent enrichment program, that strengthens students’ reading and math skills. Many parents choose to enroll their children even when they are not applying out of their current school.

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SAT Preparation

Renaissance Kids’ *Stellar SAT*™ program focuses on both mastery of subject knowledge and test-taking techniques. We emphasize repeated practice and familiarity with the test. We have had amazing success stories over the years!

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ACT Preparation

Most universities offer students the option to take the ACT instead of the SAT. The two standardized tests differ substantially and many students prefer the straight-forward knowledge-based approach of the ACT. Not only can Renaissance Kids help you decide which test is appropriate for you, but we also offer comprehensive preparation for the ACT year round.

SSAT and HSPT Preparation

Those students who are interested in applying to boarding school, may need to take the SSAT. Renaissance Kids’ ISEE course prepares students for both the ISEE and the SSAT.

Certain Catholic schools require the HSPT. Our ISEE course prepares students beyond what is needed for the HSPT. Renaissance provides the additional techniques and materials required.

ERB (CTP 4) Preparation

The Educational Records Bureau provides the CTP 4 so that schools may assess their students’ abilities. The CTP 4 scores are also one measurement used by private elementary schools when admitting new students into the 3rd and 4th grades.

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Renaissance Kids offers a 16-week ERB (CTP 4) preparation class every spring for 5th grade students. The course focuses on subject knowledge and test-taking techniques, with an emphasis on reading comprehension.

This program is also an excellent jumpstart in preparation for the ISEE in the fall of 6th grade. We highly recommend this course for students who have test anxiety.

We also offer individual instruction for all grade levels.

Other Standardized Testing

Renaissance Kids also prepares students for many other standardized tests, such as the ACT, SAT II, AP subject tests, GRE, and the SAT 9. If you do not see the exam for which you are looking, please ask.

Online Options

We now offer online tutoring for ISEE test preparation and some individual SAT preparation. Online education allows each and every student to have a seat in the front of the class. Through our experimentation we have found that many students who had trouble concentrating in a traditional class focused better during these online sessions and enjoyed working from the comfort of their home.

For our group ISEE classes, we use the premiere meeting software from Cisco, which allows students to see, to chat and to speak with the teacher, as well as to read documents and presentations shared by the teacher. Our teachers are outfitted with a Wacom tablet that allows them to demonstrate solutions to problems online.

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