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Avenues Testing Programs


Welcome, Avenues Families!

Compass Education Group is one of New York’s leading provider of tutoring for college admission tests. Avenues families partner with Compass each year to provide a comprehensive test prep program for 11th graders. As part of this partnership, Avenues will offer up to 12 hours of private one-on-one online tutoring at a 50% reduced rate. In-home tutoring is also available for an additional fee.

On Thursday, October 3rd, students will take a practice ACT at Avenues: The World School, which will be graded and accompanied by a robust score report.

On October 7th, parents are invited to attend an on-campus presentation by Compass founder Adam Ingersoll to learn more about the landscape of college admission testing, build personalized testing timelines, and understand how test preparation works.

Compass has been an invaluable resource for us for over a decade. Their approach to testing is smart and reasonable. The programs they provide for our families are of the highest quality.

Laura Hotchkiss, Director of Upper SchoolMarlborough School

Compass is in a class of its own. They help us keep student health and wellness at the center of our program. I am flooded with overtures from test prep companies, but I always come back to the team at Compass.

Canh Oxelson, ‎Director of College CounselingHorace Mann School

Practice Tests

Avenues: The World School will administer a FREE diagnostic test for the ACT to students in the 10th and 11th grades on Thurday, October 3. This will be an ideal opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the types of questions and material being presented on the ACT as they begin to develop future standardized testing plans.


College Admission Testing in 2019:
What You Need to Know

Date: Monday, October 7th
Time: 7pm

Our speaker is visiting Avenues: The World School to provide guidance to students and parents on how to successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission.

  • The role and weight of tests in college admission
  • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
  • Harm caused by myths about testing and admission
  • Importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT
  • Relevance of Subject Tests at highly-competitive colleges
  • Developmentally appropriate timelines for testing

Adam Ingersoll


A 25 year veteran of the college admission testing arena, Adam Ingersoll has guided thousands of families to successful experiences with standardized tests and has mentored hundreds of the industry’s most sought-after tutors. He is recognized as a leading voice in this field and is a frequently requested guest speaker at schools and conferences around the world. He also provides training on test interpretation for the admission teams at leading universities, most recently at Caltech and at USC, his alma mater.



"Thank you so much for working with Holly
on the ACT. We are very proud of her scores
and know they were due, in part, to the diligent
work of her tutors. She achieved a final composite
score of 34 with the biggest increase in Science I
have ever heard - 25 to a 34!"

- Jessica C, Mother of Holly,
12th Grader at Flintridge Prep