Judaic Studies Achievement Test (JSAT)

This exam is geared for students considering applying to Orthodox Jewish High Schools.

If your child is planning to apply to a school that requires the JSAT, and you have not already notified us, please do so immediately.  We register our students as a group through Lynda in the Middle School Office.

The JSAT is administered in two steps:


Step 1 – This general study component will be the California Achievement Test (CAT E/Survey) this year (English, Language Arts, Math).  It will be administered at SSDS on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (during the regular school day).  For more information on The CAT, please use this link.

Step 2 – The Judaic study component will be the Judaic Studies Achievement Test (JSAT). It will be administered on Monday, November 25, 2019 at SSDS (during the regular school day). The curriculum covered, as well as a sample test, can be downloaded here.

Please Note:  All students taking this test should be enrolled in our JSAT Preparatory Class that will meet on Mondays from 4:15-5:15 PM. The dates of the course are as follows: September 9, 16, and 23; October 7, 28; and November 4, 11, and 18. There is a $25 fee for the test. There is a $140 fee for the after school course. Register for the class here.

We have also provided a JSAT Judaics Studies Test Prep. Guide for your assistance.