All students must take an entrance test as part of the application process for Kingswood Oxford School. This page explains the different tests available for applicants.


Students applying for grades 6, 7, or 8 must take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) at KO. This 45-minute test measures students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills. Students will need to detect similarities and differences, follow directions, establish sequences, solve arithmetic problems, complete analogies, and classify pictures and figures. The OLSAT is comprised of verbal and nonverbal questions for a maximum total score of 150; we do not have a minimum score requirement. Applicants must register online for the OLSAT at Kingswood Oxford School. Out-of-state Middle School applicants who can not travel to KO may submit the Middle Level SSAT scores in lieu of the OLSAT.


Student applying for grades 9, 10, or 11 must submit scores from the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). The SSAT is a standardized test that measures verbal, math, and reading comprehension skills. Students will begin with an unscored writing sample, solve arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric questions, identify synonyms and analogies, and demonstrate an understanding of narrative and argumentative passages. Each section is worth 800 for a total raw score of 2400; we do not have a minimum score requirement. Applicants must register via to take the test at a location near them. Kingswood Oxford School is an official test center and will be offering the SSAT on the following Saturdays:

  • November 10, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • January 5, 2019
  • February 2, 2019

Additional testing dates, registration deadlines, and testing fees can be found via

Alternatively, students applying for grades 10 or 11 may submit official scores from the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)


International students must also submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to the SSAT. The TOEFL measures an applicant’s English language proficiency of non-native speakers. Students will need to demonstrate reading, listening, speaking, and writing abilities. Each section is worth 30 points for a maximum score of 120. Generally, students will need to achieve a score of 100 (25 points per secton). For more information about the application process for international students visit our International Students page.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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