Scholar Immersion and Placement (SIP)

This 14-month immersion program prepares our Scholars for the rigor and opportunity they will encounter at top high schools. Oliver supports student's application process, enrollment, and success at top high schools in NYC and across the country.

All students seeking to become Oliver Scholars must successfully complete the Scholar Immersion Program activities.


During the fall, students receive intense preparation for the SSAT and enroll in a writing seminar. Winter and spring classes include English, History, STEAM, Algebra, and Geometry. Classes take place once a week on Saturdays, from September through June.


Scholars who have completed the independent school application process engage in programming modeled after the students first semester at an independent school. Historically, this advanced curriculum has included Algebra II, Geometry, English, History and STEM

Placement Process and Fall, Winter and Spring classes

Beginning in September, families meet with our Placement team and receive individualized support during the independent school application process. On Saturdays during the fall, students engage in intense preparation for the SSAT as well as a Writing Seminar. During the Winter and Spring, enroll in a curriculum that reflects the offerings of many independent schools.