Our students consistently achieve high academic results ensuring entry to many commendable universities and tertiary pathways both in Australia (Group of 8) and abroad.

An increasing number of TSS students are now attending universities and colleges internationally, in particular the United States and the United Kingdom.

We encourage our students to seek opportunities far afield and support their quest as they pursue prestigious institutions.

The Southport School is an accredited test centre in Australia for the US College Board SAT and PSAT Admissions Test and has proven to be an invaluable asset to the School and the boys’ awareness of external prospects.

International and national universities and colleges regularly visit The Southport School and work with our boys to scaffold their pathways.

SAT and SAT Subject Tests

The Southport School is an accredited test centre in Australia for the United States College Board SAT and SAT Subject Tests. These tests are conducted concurrently on allocated Saturday mornings in the Bennett Building.  Testing commences at 8.00am (please arrive early for registration as late arrivals will not be admitted once testing has commenced) Testing concludes at 1.00pm.

The Southport School is also accredited to conduct the US College Board PSAT / NMSQT Tests throughout the year.

Test dates for SAT and SAT Subjects are 2017 & 2018 academic year are:

  • 10 March 2018  (SAT only – no SAT Subject Tests)
  • 5 May 2018  (Both SAT and SAT Subject Tests)
  • 2 June 2018  (SAT Subject Tests only)
  • 6 October 2018  TBC
  • 3 November 2018  TBC
  • 1 December 2018  TBC

Students wishing to sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests should go to to register and get further information.

The Southport School is Test Centre Number 87361.  The Test Centre Supervisor is Mrs Katrina Martin, or phone 07 5531 9944

Students can register for the test online at


Taking the  PSAT/NMSQT test automatically screens for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships in the United States.

Student interested in sitting the PSAT/NMSQT Test need to register with The Southport School. Please contact Ms Katrina Martin, or phone 07 5531 9944 or Mrs Helen McCleary, or phone 07 5531 9865.

The next scheduled test date is 24 March 2018.


What to bring to the test

On test day students should bring:

  • The printed Admission Ticket, which is required for entry to the Test Centre
  • Acceptable photo identification (see Student Registration Guide)
  • Two 2B pencils with soft erasers (no pens or mechanical pencils)
  • For Math sections/tests only: An acceptable calculator for math sections/tests only (see Student Registration Guide)
  • A watch that has no audible alarm or communication/recording capabilities
  • A bag or backpack (must be stored under the desk during testing)
  • Snacks and drinks (must be packed away during testing)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment if needed

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