MMI Prep School To Hold Entrance Exam February 1

MMI Preparatory School will offer its Entrance Examination on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 9 a. m. The exam is for students who will enter grades six through 11 next year and are considering attending MMI Preparatory School.

The comprehensive Entrance Examination assesses general ability (verbal and quantitative), reading comprehension and mathematic achievement. A short essay is part of the test as well.

MMI Head of School Thomas Hood said, “Because many students and parents realize the benefits of the independent school education that MMI students receive, classes are filling fast. Those interested in MMI for the 2014-15 school year should register as soon as possible to take the examination.”

Results of the examination also determine whether a student is eligible for an MMI Academic Excellence Award. MMI gave the $1,000 Academic Excellence Award to 79 students for the 2013-14 academic year for a total of $79,000 in merit-based scholarships. This scholarship is just one form of aid that MMI offers to help defray tuition costs.

For the 2013-14 academic year, 53 percent of MMI students received need-based financial aid with $841,200 of need-based aid distributed among 131 students. The average need-based award was $6,421 per student.

MMI has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 with an average class size of just 16 students. Sixty-nine percent of MMI faculty members hold a master’s degree or greater and, on average, faculty members have been teaching at MMI for more than 13 years.

MMI students consistently earn scores on the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) that are hundreds of points above state and national averages. Additionally, MMI graduates have a nearly perfect record of going on to college, with students attending some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Aprilaurie Whitley said, “Our entrance examination is the beginning of the admissions process, so we encourage anyone who is thinking about an MMI education to take the entrance examination, visit our campus and learn about our programs.”

The exam will be held in the Joseph A. Turri ’45 Library and Learning Center, so those taking the test should report to the library that morning. Registration for the examination is required. There is a $25 exam and application fee that can be paid on the morning of the exam. To register, contact Whitley at 570-636-1108 or information, visit