High School Placement Test

If you are applying for admission after March 1, and you have not taken the High School Placement Test, please contact the Admissions office for alternate testing options. 

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized exam that evaluates students in both cognitive and basic skill areas. The cognitive skills tested are verbal and quantitative. The basic skills tested are reading, math and language. The test is multiple choice and separated into five testing sections.

St. Mary's Academy will offer the HSPT on the following dates for 8th grade students only:

Saturday, December 4 | 9:00 am 
Wednesday, December 8 | 3:30 pm

Friday, January 28 | 9:00 am *NEW date added

Cost:  $25
To register for the HSPT at St. Mary's, you must have an account in our Admissions Portal. Use the link below to create an account or access the form in your Checklist.

Extended time testing:  Available only Saturday, December 4 for students who have a current accommodation plan with their school. 

Admissions PORTal (HSPT registration)

Parent Presentation | Saturday, December 4, 9:10 am

The Admissions office will hold a 60-minute parent informational meeting to review our admissions process and offer a Q & A session with a student panel. Following the presentation, parents are welcome to explore downtown or wait on campus while students take the test. As it is a timed test, testers will not be finished before the noted end time.