EMA was founded in 1957 as the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB). Changing our name in 2016 was the catalyst of our brand evolution. As the Enrollment Management Association, our name rightfully emphasizes the importance of sustainable enrollment strategies. 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.
We support more than 1,300 independent schools across the globe, empowering both school leaders and students to navigate their journey toward success. This path is unique and requires transformational support at every stage that evolves with them as they learn, grow, and shape the future.
It's time to champion transformational education journeys. Let's do it together.