Private High School Entrance Exams - Truly Optional?
I have post-pandemic confusion about high school entrance exams. We understand that the HSPT will be required for Catholic schools. The confusion is with other private schools. We are being told by at least one private high school that they will not be considering the ISEE as part of the admission process, but yet it is still listed as "optional." Does "optional" really mean our son does not need to take the test? I would love to hear from anyone who is planning to take (or avoid!) these "optional" tests so I can understand the rationale. Thank you in advance!