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. A member of the Admissions Team will contact you to schedule a testing date once the application has been submitted. 
  • 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 offer an optional HSPT Prep Course for eighth-grade males in October. 

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.

  • 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.

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 AM. The exam will be held on campus. To register, click here.

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