Virtual HSPT Prep Course

8th grade students are invited to take a virtual prep course this fall to help them prepare for the Entrance and Placement Exam in November. This two day course will focus on testing strategies, verbal, reading and math instruction. 

The course will be offered on Sunday, October 18th and 25th from 11am-1pm. The cost is $100 and space is limited - Register Now

Students who sign up for the course need to purchase Peterson's Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2021. This book is available online and should be ordered prior to the start of the course. Additional course details along with Zoom links will be sent one week prior to the start of the course.

Class of 2025 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 online application for admission reserves a seat for this exam. The test dates are Saturday, November 7th or Sunday, November 8th. 
  • At this time we are planning to give the online version of the HSPT. Students can take the exam starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday or 12:00 p.m. on Sunday from home. More details will be provided closer to the testing date. 
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Detailed login information will be sent two days before the exam. 

Class of 2026 Practice Entrance Exam (7th Graders)

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

This exam is currently planned for Saturday, April 17, 2021. A registration link will be available starting in January.