Class of 2025 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Salesianum can reopen, registration for this exam has been closed. 

Class of 2024 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. 
  • Students should arrive by 8:15 a.m. on Saturday or 11:45 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Students should bring two number 2 pencils.
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Dress is casual.
  • Students will be dismissed around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. An additional hour is needed for those students testing with the extended time accomodation. 
  • Be sure to bring a printed copy of the application confirmation email which serves as his entrance ticket to the exam.

8th Grade HSPT Prep Course

Saturday, October 12th at 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 a.m.

Salesianum offers a course to help prepare for the HSPT. Please see the HSPT Prep Course Registration page for more information and to register for this course. Students must be available to attend both Saturdays.