SSAT (EL, ML, UL SSAT)

We are Hawaii's go-to school for Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) preparation. 

The SSAT is a 4-part, multiple-choice exam administered by the Secondary School Admission Test Board for private school admissions. Hawaii private schools use SSAT scores to assess how well an applicant may perform in their school settings. It is a common measurement of academic capability, separate from school records, and is instrumental for admissions into Hawaii’s top private schools. For students in grades 7 through 11, the SSAT predicts how well these same students might score on the SAT. The test is conducted at 3 levels, depending on the child's grade. Students entering grades 8 to 11 must take the Upper Level test. Students entering grades 5 to 7 must take the Middle Level test. And students entering grades 3 or 4 qualify for the Elementary Level test.

Achieving a high score on the SSAT is critical to be a competitive applicant, and the earlier a child begins in preparing for the SSAT, the better his/her chances of achieving a high score. Our students who scored 99% across the board on the 2016 and 2017 SSATs did so after hours of diligent study with their Juku mentors who learned their strengths and weaknesses and taught them the substance and skills needed for consistent, outstanding performance. All material and skills are adapted to the child's needs and overseen by Dr. Takahashi. In addition to providing one-to-one tutoring, we administer a practice SSAT for our students every month. 

"[O]ur older son started in the SSAT program. He went from scoring 13% to 99% in every section of the real test. We were shocked. They also prepped him for his group interview and essay. On the big day, he went in confident and came out SO happy. He said it was the best day ever. As parents, hearing that is a huge relief after all the efforts. We got the same tutors every time and they adapted the programs to our boys. They gave us detailed advice for work at home after each lesson and we made appointments if we needed more time. They even helped us prep the confusing applications. They really are full service. The best part as a parent is that both our boys loved going so much that we never had to push them. They also LOVED the prizes they could score. Juku is worth it for their experience, customized education and workshops. 90 acceptances went to their students last year and our boys got to start their new schools with their juku friends." -- R.L.

We have over 200 students at any given time, so space in our school and time with our experienced SSAT-tutors are limited. For more information on our SSAT program or to schedule a free assessment for your child, please contact us at 949-3366 or here.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for helping me prepare for the SSAT test and interviews.  Due to your support, I got accepted into three schools: Punahou, Iolani, and Mid Pac.  Thanks again for taking time out of your day to help me. 
-Joshua M. (6th grade)

Thank you very much for helping me prepare for my SSAT, interview, and writing sample.  I am so happy, excited, and proud to say that I have been accepted into Iolani School (and Punahou School) for the 6th grade because of you!
-Kaisen N. (5th grade)

Thank you for helping me get into Iolani school.  I really wanted to go there and couldn't have done it without you.   Thank you Juku!
-Jordan I. (5th grade)

I have been accepted by both Iolani school and Punahou school.  Many thanks for your help!
-Kevin H. (6th grade)

Thank you for helping me get into Iolani for 8th grade.  Since there are very few openings for 8th grade, I couldn’t have gotten in without your help.  Thank you so much!
-Veronica S. (8th grade)

Kristen was accepted at Maryknoll, Iolani, and Punahou.  Thank you for all of your help!
-Scot (Father)

Thank you for helping me get into Punahou School for 6th grade.  I can't thank you enough for all your help you have done for me.  I will never forget the memories I made while going to Juku and all the staff that helped me learn in a fun way so I can concentrate.  I will look forward to the chalenges that await me in Punahou.  I will never forget Dr. Takahashi Juku.
-Nina T. (6th grade)

Thank you very much for helping me on my SSAT lessons.  I am happy that I will be attending Punahou School for the 7th grade this fall.  Thank you again for all of your help and support.
-Kelly S. (7th grade)

Thanks for preparing me for the SSAT.  Juku was a big help in preparing me for the Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Math sections of the test.  Largely thanks to Juku, I was accepted to Punahou and Iolani.  Thanks for all of the help!
-Leo K. (7th grade)

Thanks for helping me get into Punahou and Iolani. Everyone at Juku was very helpful and nice.
-Christine L. (6th grade)

I just received my letter of acceptance to Iolani School and I am very excited.  Dr. Takahashi Juku has been an invaluable resource in helping me prepare for the application process.  I would like to thank you and your staff for all of your help and support.  I look forward to the challenges that await me.
-Blaise A. (7th grade)

Robbie just got accepted to all three schools he applied for - Punahou, Iolani, and HBA.  Thank you very much!
- H.B. (Parent)

Thank you so much for helping me get into a private school.  I really appreciate it.  I am sooooo happy that I made it into Punahou (That was the school that I wanted to get in).  Thank you!
-Melody A (6th)

Thank you for helping me to receive admission to both Punahou and Iolani school.  I appreciate your encouragement very much.
-Brian K (6th)

Thank you for preparing me for the SSAT exam. It helped me get into Iolani and Punahou.
-David T (6th)

Thank you very much to you and your staff for all your patience.  I was accepted to Iolani and Punahou and haven’t decided which school to go.  Both are excellent.
-Shermann A (9th)

Thank you for your support and kindness.  Without you, I would not have been able to pass both Punahou and Iolani.  I am hoping that I will be the number one even I get into either school.  Thank you very much!
-Yuki K (6th)

Thank you for preparing me for the Punahou and Iolani SSATs and interviews.  I can’t thank you enough for all your help so that I can get accepted into both schools.  Thank you for believing in me.
-Kelli S (7th)

Thank you for preparing me for the SSAT test and interview.  Your training program is great.  I even found out that you wrote a nice letter of recommendation for me.  Thank you for that also. I hope you prosper with your excellent business.  Thank you so much!
-Justin P (7th)

Thank you for teaching me. I am so happy because I got into Iolani.
-Nikki K (K)

Thank you for all the tutoring in math, SSAT, and essay.  I really appreciate it.  You and your staff helped me a lot and I got into Punahou.  Without you, I probably wouldn’t have got in.  Thank you.
-James F (6th)

Thank you for helping me raise my math scores for the SSAT.  With my SSAT scores, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to Punahou and Iolani.  I decided to go to Iolani.  Thanks again for helping me with the SSAT.
-Aj P (7th)

I just received my letter of acceptance to Iolani School and I am very excited.  Kyoiku Juku [Takahashi Juku] has been an invaluable resource in helping me prepare for the application process.  I would like to thank you and your staff for all of your help and support.  I look forward to the challenges that await me.
-Taryn A (7th)

Thank you for tutoring and helping me with everything it really worked.  I got into Punahou and Iolani.  Again I say thank you very much.  I hope to see you many more times.
-Leilani E (6th)

Thank you very much for all the support, encouragement, and guidance you have given us!  Thanks to that, Elyka has been successfully accepted by both Iolani & Punahou!  Thank you very much!
-Elyka's Parents (K)

Thank you so much for letting me come to Juku.  I really appreciate all the tutoring I got. And because of it, I got into Punahou.  I really won’t forget all that I experienced here, from the practice tests to fishing.  I had so much fun.  Thank you!
-Maria P (7th)

Thank you so much for helping me get into Iolani!  It was very fun working with you and the teachers, and from this I have created a memory that I will never forget!  Thank you so much again!
-Dior D (7th)

Thank you to you and all the Juku teachers.  You have all taught me everything I needed to know about the SSAT.  Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation for me!  Thanks to Juku, I have got into all the schools I applied for (Iolani, Punahou).  Thank you for your support!
-Noah S (6th)

Thank you very much for helping me get into both Punahou and Iolani.  I really appreciate your hard work and encouragement.  I also want to thank you for helping me be confident in myself.  I will never forget you and teachers’ work.  Once again, thank you very much!!!
-Eun-Jae K (6 th)

Brandon will attend Punahou in the fall.  Thank you for your guidance and support to get him directed in a positive way.
-Brandon Y (6th)

Thank you so much for helping Paige with her test prep for kindergarten.  Thanks to your help, she was able to get into Punahou, our first choice.  We really appreciate your dedicated staff and their hard work.
-Paige's Parents (K)