Math Intensive Summer Workshops intended primarily for students applying to private middle and high schools and who are planning to take a standardized exam such as the ISEE or SSAT .


Summer Math Workshops are designed to help students:

  • who need math review and support due to limited math instruction in school during the school year 
  • who would benefit from a refresher of math skills they have already learned 
  • who intend to take the ISEE or SSAT in the fall and need more math instruction than our regular ISEE/SSAT course provides 
  • who may soon take a math placement exam such as the HSPT or the Terra Nova

Our in-person workshops are quite small and require compliance with the CDC’s Covid-19 safety guidelines in place when the course begins.  Upper Level in-person courses are for fully vaccinated students only, and families must provide proof of vaccination.  Lower and Middle Level students attending in-person courses must wear a mask.

If circumstances require moving an in-person workshop to an online format, we will be able to easily switch gears and provide a live/synchronous course via the Zoom meeting platform.  Zoom has worked great for us since COVID-19 restrictions began.  Students in our online, small group courses practice and interact with their teacher without masks using the virtual whiteboard; they ask questions and participate verbally from the safety of their homes (and no need to fight traffic!).

The purpose of these week-long workshops is to provide students with an intensive review of the math content that is tested on the ISEE, SSAT, and several placement exams including the HSPT. Due to the fact that the ISEE and SSAT cover some concepts that have not yet been introduced in regular grade-level math courses at school, many prospective test-takers struggle with the quantitative portion of these exams.  Our regular full-length courses devote several class sessions to learning both content and strategy for the math sections, but we have found that some students require more time to master the math concepts they need to know in order to be successful on their exam. Our math intensive workshops are designed with these students in mind, but they are open to other students who would benefit from a brief refresher of math skills they have already learned before advancing to a higher-level math class in school.


The Lower Level ISEE/Middle Level SSAT Math Workshop is geared to applicants to 6th grade. Applicants to 7th grade may also benefit from the material presented in the course. This middle school math workshop will review the following math concepts:

ARITHMETIC (2 Lessons)

  • Number Properties
  • Factors/Multiples/Remainders
  • Fractions/Decimals/Percents
  • Absolute Value and the Number Line
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Exponents and Roots
  • Units and Measurement
  • Mean/Median/Mode/Range
  • Probability
  • Combinations
  • Sets, Sequences, and Graphs

ALGEBRA (2 Lessons)

  • Translating words into expressions
  • Simplifying Expressions
  • Factoring
  • FOIL
  • Solving single-variable equations
  • Inequalities
  • Simple Functions
  • Word Problems

GEOMETRY (1 Lesson)

  • Lines and Angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Circles
  • Solids
  • Coordinate Geometry


The Upper Level ISEE/SSAT Math Workshop is geared to applicants to 9th grade. Applicants to 10th grade may also benefit from the material presented in the course. This high school math workshop will review all of the concepts described above at a more advanced level. It will also cover these additional topics:

  • Imaginary Numbers
  • Factoring Polynomials
  • Systems of Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Intermediate Functions
  • Symbol Problems
  • Properties of Polygons
  • Transformations
  • Sine/Cosine/Tangent

2023 Lower Level ISEE/Middle Level SSAT Summer Math Workshops - For Applicants to 6th or 7th Grade

Instructor: Darin Arbogast

0723S-L In-Person Math Workshop

ArithmeticMonday, July 17th10:00am – 12:15pm
ArithmeticTuesday, July 18th10:00am – 12:15pm
AlgebraWednesday, July 19th10:00am – 12:15pm
AlgebraThursday, July 20th10:00am – 12:15pm
GeometryFriday, July 21st10:00am – 12:15pm

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2023 Upper Level ISEE/SSAT Summer Math Workshops - For Applicants to 9th or 10th Grade

Instructor: Darin Arbogast

0723S-U In-Person Math Workshop

ArithmeticMonday, July 10h10:00am – 1:00pm
ArithmeticTuesday, July 11th10:00am – 1:00pm
AlgebraWednesday, July 12th10:00am – 1:00pm
AlgebraThursday, July 13th10:00am – 1:00pm
GeometryFriday, July 14th10:00am – 1:00pm

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Select your course below and complete the registration form. You may pay either the $200 deposit or the full course fee. If choosing to pay the deposit, the remaining balance is due two weeks before the course start date.