EMA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1957. We are the leading resource dedicated to helping independent school leaders with their enrollment needs. Most know us for pioneering the gold-standard SSAT, administered to 50,000 potential students each year.
We have since evolved beyond traditional testing services, offering timely data, insights, and digital solutions to help sustain the independent schools of the future. We've grown from admissions professionals to a vast network of experts and advocates—developing the industry-standard Character Skills Snapshot, leadership tools like Learning Pass, and first-rate recruitment resources, like the Standard Application Online and Student Prospect List.
Today, EMA’s commitment to helping students break down barriers and navigate the admission process to access the independent school community is more important than ever. As a nonprofit, a cornerstone of our commitment to access, inclusion, and diversity has included contributing millions of dollars in fee waiver services to thousands of students on their education journey.
To continue to deliver on our mission, we are calling on you—our partners to support our Fee Waiver Program, which directly benefits students demonstrating financial need.
Let's break down barriers to independent school enrollment.
The generous financial support we receive will make it possible for us to expand private school enrollment opportunities for free services in assessment, online preparation, education, and application processes for students of limited economic means globally.