Beverly Hills High School Testing Programs


Welcome Class of 2020!

Compass Education Group is a leading provider of tutoring for college admission tests. Beverly Hills High School has partnered with Compass to provide a comprehensive test prep program for the Class of 2020.

Compass will provide a practice SAT and ACT at BHHS in order to provide detailed feedback on strengths and weaknesses and ultimately help students decide which test – SAT or ACT – will be their focus.

In October, parents are invited to attend a “Coffee with the Counselors” event, an SAT/ACT Discussion and Q&A.

On Tuesday, January 29, parents and students are asked to attend an on-campus presentation by Senior Director, Torsten Sannar, 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


Navigating College Admission Tests

JANUARY 29, 2019 — 6:00 PM

The leaders at Compass Education Group are asked to speak at over 150 elite schools ever year. Join other Beverly Hills High School families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.

Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep

Torsten Sannar


Torsten holds a Ph.D. in Theater History from UC Santa Barbara and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. He has more than 20 years of test prep experience and enjoys drawing upon his creativity to help families navigate the admission landscape. Torsten helps oversee the Southern California directors.

What To Do Next

Download the latest version of

The Compass Guide to
College Admission Testing

  • How important are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • What does ‘test optional’ really mean?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • How strong are your PSAT scores?
  • Should you take SAT Subject Tests? 

Practice Testing

BHHS will administer FREE diagnostic tests for the SAT and ACT to students in the 10th and 11th grade. The test results are invaluable in helping the BHHS college counselors and Compass Directors to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.


Saturday, January 19, 2019 —  9:00AM


Room numbers V4 and V10


Registration for this test is now closed. Please call the office at (310) 550-0300 to inquire about availability.

Private Tutoring


Efficient and successful test prep relies on accurate diagnoses. Our practice tests provide a detailed portrait of your testing strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to make recommendations and adjustments tailored to your personal needs.
After a thorough assessment of testing data, background, needs, and goals, we develop an individualized plan. Because we do not offer “packages” of lessons, we have the flexibility to craft personalized programs of study that take these nuances into account.
We hold all our instructors to the same high standards, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Your schedule, your learning style, even your outside interests – we consider all these factors in selecting the best instructor for you.
Once lessons begin, our instructors and directors work together to monitor your progress and make adjustments until you achieve your score goals. We are never on auto-pilot, and our continued oversight drives the success of our programs.

Want to Learn More? Call: (310) 550-0300


Schedule your testing consultation with a Compass Director

Compass Directors are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They will personally lead every aspect of your experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing oversight. Please call us after your student completes his or her practice tests to discuss a customized test preparation plan.

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