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Welcome, Shipley Families!

Compass is widely recognized by education leaders as the top choice for comprehensive and customized 1-on-1 and small-group instruction for college-bound students across the US. We are the industry’s leading provider of SAT & ACT preparation and strive to deliver a premium experience that yields higher scores.

In schools throughout the Philly metro area, Compass is invited to lead informational sessions for families about admission testing and to host invaluable SAT & ACT practice exams. Here is a short list of our institutional partners:

The Agnes Irwin School

Archmere Academy

The Baldwin School

Conestoga High School

The Episcopal Academy 

Friends Select School

George School 

Germantown Academy

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

Haverford School 

The Hill School

Marple Newtown High School

Moorestown Friends School

Radnor High School

Sanford School

St. Andrew’s School

Tower Hill School

Ursuline Academy 

William Penn Charter School

Test Prep Classes

Compass Education Group invites Shipley 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to participate in one of our comprehensive PSAT, SAT, or ACT prep classes. Classes are deliberately capped at 15 students and include 10 or 20 hours of small group instruction and 5 full-length practice tests.

Shipley students are welcome to enroll in any of the open SAT and ACT courses. A 10% discount will be applied to any course fee with the promo code: GOGATORS. Prior to the completion of the course, families will be invoiced via Shipley’s family portal. Please address questions about financial aid with the College Counseling and Tuition Assistance offices.

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Classes Include:

  • 10 or 20 hours of live instruction
  • 5 practice tests with advanced score reports
  • Instructor office hours
  • Compass’ SAT or ACT coursebook
  • Homework sets designed to reinforce in-class learning
  • Recordings of class sessions available to review whenever needed
  • The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing
  • Maximum class size: 15 students
  • Discounts on supplemental 1-on-1 tutoring (optional)

Sign up for Practice Tests

The Shipley School and Compass Education Group have partnered to offer an ACT  practice test opportunity at no cost. This computer-proctored test mirrors the paper/pencil linear version of the test. The highly detailed reporting (see sample here) that you and the counseling office will receive is invaluable in helping each student craft their ideal testing plan.

In addition to the ACT, students will have the option to try a practice test for the brand new Digital Adaptive PSAT and SATThis new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure.


  • ACT, PSAT, and SAT practice tests are available for you to self-administer through our online testing platform anytime until May 31st.

The registration deadline each week is Thursday. By Friday, we will send you a detailed confirmation email. The link to take the test will be included and you can take the test anytime during the open testing window.

Please note that we are only able to offer ONE test of each type. 

Nothing makes us happier than helping our students reach their goals.

The course was exactly what we were hoping for. Our instructors were enthusiastic, friendly, and always open to questions.

Parent of an 11th GraderNewbury Park High School

The tutoring and testing plan developed by Compass resulted in my son increasing his SAT score 190 points from his PSAT. Not only was this crucial in his college application/admission process where he received direct admission to prestigious programs like the Kelley School at Indiana University, but it resulted in him getting scholarships at every school he was admitted to.

Dan G.Parent of Tyler, 12th Grader at San Marino High School

Our daughter’s ACT score jumped from 28 on her first practice test to a whopping 34 on the actual test. The reason? Some amazing tutors from Compass. Both Compass tutors were true masters of their craft, plugging into opportunities for improvement and helping our daughter learn critical test-taking strategies. We could not be more pleased with the support that Compass provided and the exceptional results that they helped our daughter achieve.

Tom T.Father of Zoe, 11th Grader at Greenhill School

I deeply appreciate the passion for teaching and kind patience that both of my instructors demonstrated throughout the sessions. Each teacher was engaging and attentive.

Alanu U.11th Grader at Dwight Global Online School

Our daughter took the SAT with no tutoring or practice beforehand and scored a 1290. After tutoring with Compass, she improved her score by 190 points. Compass' expertise and helpful, patient and knowledgeable staff were absolutely key to not only the significant improvement in her score, but also her subsequent acceptance to a top Ivy League college. We are over the moon thrilled with Compass and would highly recommend their services to anyone!

Jenny A.Parent of Alex, 12th Grader at Harvard-Westlake

Compass provided the preparation structure and strategies necessary for our daughter to have a successful ACT experience. The tutors and directors were terrific partners throughout the program. I would highly recommend Compass to any student/family looking to enhance your collective understanding, approach, and performance related to college entrance exams.

Tracey G.Mother of Marin, 12th grader at John Burroughs School

We are so pleased with our experience with Compass. The tutors are very professional, always on time and really helped our daughter. The results were even better than we had hoped for.

Denise W.Mother of Makena, 11th Grader at Flintridge Prep

You Have Questions, We Have Answers.

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