Thank you for your interest in Independent Schools! This portion of our website is packed with information about the application process, entrance testing and other important facts about applying to an independent school.

ISSL represents a diverse group of schools, each of which has its own mission and culture. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the schools directly with any questions you may have!

Our schools foster a lifelong love of learning and help prepare your child for what lies ahead. And that’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make.

How To Apply

Applying to independent schools has several different components. The following information is designed to help guide you through the process.

Standard Application Online

Applying online using the SAO is the easiest and most convenient manner to apply to one or more of these participating ISSL schools.

SSAT Facts & Schedule

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is an admission test required by many of the finest independent schools around the world, including many in St. Louis.