Malvern administers its own entrance exams four times this academic year: October, November, December, and January. Most 6th, 7th and 9th grade candidates take the October or November exam, which is required if a student wishes to be considered in the first round of early acceptance in December and January.
For the exam that is given the day of Open House
in October, the students and their parents first meet in the O’Neill Center. For all other tests, students report to Carney Hall. It is to the student’s advantage to take the exam as early as possible the year before he wants to enroll. Also, during October’s testing, parents can enjoy the School’s Open House while the students take the exam. The October/November tests are considered an “academic scholarship exam” for students testing for 6th and 9th grades. All students in those grades who take the exam are considered for an academic scholarship if they complete the application process and provide all of the paperwork required before Thanksgiving.
Practice Exams are held in March and Aprl. All tests are held at Carney Hall. The testing time is from 8:30 to 12:00 noon.