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New International Student Placement Testing

New International Student Placement Testing


All new international students whose first language is NOT English, including students from Quebec, are required to take an English placement test over the summer. This helps to ensure each student is placed in the appropriate English class and receives the support they need when they arrive on campus.  Note that even students who attend English-speaking schools are still required to take the English proficiency test if their first language is not English.

International students whose first language is NOT English are required take the Duolingo English Placement test and have the results sent to Hebron Academy prior to July 1.  Please watch this helpful video to understand how to take the test. The test costs $49, paid directly to Duolingo. Once you receive the results of your test, you will simply log back into the Duolingo test site to send them to us (here is a link on how to send your results to us). If you have questions about the test, you can find Duolingo FAQs here.

If a problem occurs while taking the Duolingo test, please contact to receive immediate assistance.  Provide them with your full name and Duolingo login email address.

For students who have already taken the Duolingo placement test prior to committing to Hebron, or if you have sent a PDF of your results, please log back in to your Duolingo account and have the test results sent to us via your Duolingo account.  There is an interview piece that we can access only if your results are sent to us via Duolingo.

If you have any questions, please contact Katya Kilian, ESOL Director.

MATH PLACEMENT (grades 9 - PG only)

In addition, all new international students in grades 9 through PG are required to take a math placement test over the summer. This test is used to gauge each student's previous understanding of mathematics so we can place them in the math class they are best suited for.

The math placement test will be administered over Zoom on August 2nd at 1:00 pm EDT.  Please complete the form below to indicate which dates work for you and to tell us a little more about your student's previous math experience. Please note that this test is required for all new international students and provides valuable information about each individual student. Math Placement Test sign-up form. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Bonis, math department chair.

Please note that course selection may be affected by the results of math and language placement testing.