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Northwood School Testing Programs


Welcome Class of 2019 and 2020!

Compass Education Group is a leading provider of tutoring for college admission tests. Northwood School has partnered with Compass to offer a number of helpful resources to families.

Students are invited to take practice ACTs and SATs at Northwood (click HERE to register), which will be graded and accompanied by a robust score report. With scores in-hand — and guidance from Northwood counselors and Compass’ directors — students will be able to determine which exam is a better fit, SAT or ACT.

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

What To Do Next

Practice Tests

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


Saturday, February 10, 12:00PM — ACT ONLY
Sunday, February 11, 12:00PM — SAT ONLY
Sunday, March 4, 12:00PM — SAT ONLY
Sunday, March 18, 12:00PM — ACT ONLY


The ACT and SAT Practice Test will be administered in the Lecture Hall.


Complete the form below to register for the Practice ACT:

    Student First and Last Name:*

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    Parent First and Last Name:*

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    Test Day:*

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    *All fields are required.

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    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: (800) 685-6986


    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.

      Student First Name*

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      Parent First Name*

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      *All fields are required.