Class of 2026 Entrance and Placement Exam (8th Graders)

Salesianum uses the admissions test as the primary tool in evaluating candidates; however, also important are the student’s transcript, teacher recommendations and legacy status. The school administers the Closed Catholic High School Placement Exam (HSPT). This a national exam used by 85% of Catholic high schools. For information on entrance exam accommodations for students with special learning needs please visit our Educational Support page. For more information on how to register for the entrance exam, visit the Admissions Process page.
Test Details: 
  • A submitted application for admission reserves a seat for this exam. Our exam will be held on Saturday, November 6th or Sunday, November 7th. 
  • 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 login information will be sent two days before the exam. 
  • We will be offering an optional HSPT Prep Course for eighth-grade males. Please register here

Class of 2027 Practice Entrance Exam (7th Graders)

Seventh graders are invited to take the entrance exam as a practice test.

This exam is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The exam will be held on campus.  More details will be provided closer to the exam date. 

Students wishing to prepare for the exam may invest in a high school placement prep book designed for the Closed Catholic High School Exam (HSPT), but should not attempt to cram for the exam. The best preparation is consistent dedication to studies and a good night’s sleep.

Admissions Staff

Mr. Mark Winchell `98
Director of Admissions
(302) 356-2648

Mrs. Barbara Palena
Admissions Associate
(302) 356-2648

Mrs. Sandy Sutty

Admissions Marketing & Communication Manager
(302) 356-2646