SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), formerly known as SAT Reasoning, is a standardized test in Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing skills. It is an admission requirement for many Universities in the United States, as well for as a few in Europe and other countries. Students should check each University’s requirement to determine whether it is applicable to them.

The International School of Athens is a test center for the SAT. 

The international testing dates for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are the following:

  • August 26th 2023
  • October 7th 2023
  • November 4th 2023
  • December 2nd 2023
  • March 9th 2024
  • May 4th 2024
  • June 1st 2024

The SAT is organized by the collegeboard organization. The registration process for the SAT tests is completed online at The site is also an excellent official resource for parents, students and educators. Our school offers an SAT preparation course, upon sufficient demand.

The vast majority of students take the SAT during their junior year of high school (11th grade), as well as during the first few months of their senior year (12th grade), but students are allowed to take the exams earlier as well. Students must bear in mind that, in most cases, U.S University applications and relevant testing should be complete before January of the student`s senior year. The SAT can be taken repeatedly and the highest scores are taken into consideration by Colleges and Universities.

Our school also offers the PSAT (Preliminary SAT). The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT is a National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The PSAT results provide students with information about their current level of achievement and the extent of preparation they need before taking the SAT. Please note that students of any nationality can take the PSAT but the scholarship opportunities are only open to U.S citizens. The PSAT is administered in October and optional. It is only administered if there is a sufficient number of candidates who inform us of their interest in advance. Registration takes place through the school.

Please contact Ms Lea Pateras (SAT and PSAT supervisor) at the school for further information and assistance.