World Language Placement Tests

June 2014

Dear Incoming Students and Parents:

Experience has taught us that foreign language programs differ greatly from school to school. Students often come to us needing to repeat a level of foreign language study; sometimes they are able to skip a year. To foresee either of these issues in advance (and avoid any scheduling issues this might create), you should download the placement test to enter the appropriate level.

Print out the exam for the level you wish to enter (If you want to enroll in French II, take the French II exam!), take it, and send it to us at the address below. If you want to enter a class above level I, you must take a placement exam. If you intend to enroll in French I or Spanish I, there is no need to take an exam. 

The exam must be taken with no outside help. Cheating on your placement exam will cause you to be placed in a level which does not match your ability, which will result in a very difficult year for you and/or a mid-year switch into the correct level (and the need to purchase another costly set of books).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at the address below.

We look forward to meeting you in person this fall!


Helen Matthews
Head of Foreign Language

Please scan and email completed placement exams to: mailto:

Or if you prefer, you may also mail completed placement exams to:

Helen Matthews
Solebury School
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938-9682