The school administers the Closed Catholic High School Placement Exam (HSPT). This is a national exam used by 85% of Catholic high schools. An Entrance and Placement Exam is required for all incoming 8th graders. Merit scholarships are awarded to a student based on his score on the October Placement Exam. 

The HSPT Prep Course will be offered in the summer. Find out more information and register here.

We offer an optional 7th Grade Exam in March. Academic scholarships are awarded to a student based on his score on the exam. Students scoring in the top percentile may qualify.

Entrance and Placement Exam (8th Graders)

Salesianum uses the admissions test as the primary tool for evaluating candidates; however, the student’s transcript, teacher recommendations, and legacy status are also important. Please see below for entrance exam accommodations for students with special learning needs, and visit our Educational Support page for more information about our program. All of our 8th-grade applicants must take the Entrance and Placement Exam. Academic scholarships are awarded to a student based on his score on the exam. Students scoring in the top percentile may qualify. For more information on registering for the entrance exam, visit the Admissions Process page.
 
Test Details: 
  • A submitted application for admission reserves a seat for this exam. To get started, complete our inquiry form here. Our testing dates will be scheduled throughout the school year and individually during the summer months.
  • The exam will be held at Salesianum. Students are permitted to bring a water bottle or a snack if needed. 
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Detailed information will be sent two days before the exam. 
  • To study for the exam, we recommend using the current edition of the Master the Catholic High Schools Entrance Exams.
  • The best preparation is consistent study dedication and a good night’s sleep.

Testing Accomodations

Salesianum is pleased to offer testing accommodations for students taking the Entrance and Placement Examination. Necessary documentation will need to be submitted to the Admissions team before taking the exam Documentation requirements include:

  • A complete recent psycho-educational evaluation for students with learning differences including ADD/ADHD. The evaluation must have been completed within the last two years. For students with physical limitations, a letter or report from a medical doctor outlining the specific diagnosis, his/her title, and contact information is required.
-OR-

  • A copy of the current IEP, 504 Plan, or a letter from the student's current school counselor, teacher, or administrator specifying those accommodations routinely used by the student in his current academic setting.

Documentation may be uploaded using the admission checklist on onCampus. Contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

7th Grade Exam (Class of 2028)

Seventh graders are invited to take the exam in the spring. Registration is open for the March 23, 2024 exam. This is optional and helps students to gain comfort and awareness of the testing format. Early candidate scholarships are awarded to a student based on his score on the exam. Students scoring in the top percentile may qualify. All students are required to take the Entrance and Placement Exam in 8th grade.

Test Details: 
  • A submitted application for admission reserves a seat for this exam. 
  • The exam will be held at Salesianum. Students are permitted to bring a water bottle or a snack if needed. 
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Detailed information will be sent two days before the exam. 
  • To study for the exam, we recommend using the current edition of the Master the Catholic High Schools Entrance Exams.
  • The best preparation is consistent study dedication and a good night’s sleep.


PLACEMENT TESTING DATES

8th Grade: March 19th at 8:30 AM. A completed application will register your son. You need to inquire here to get the process started.

7th Grade: March 23, 2024 at 8:30 AM. Register now.

Admissions Staff

Mr. Mark Winchell `98
Director of Admissions
admissions@salesianum.org
(302) 356-2648

Mrs. Danielle Cordery
Admissions Associate
dcordery@salesianum.org
(302) 356-2648

Mrs. Sandy Sutty

Admissions Marketing & Communication Manager
ssutty@salesianum.org
(302) 356-2646
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