Session 1: HSPT Test Prep

Recommended for grade 8 students, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is preferred by most Catholic high schools. The exam is approximately 2.5 hours long and is typically administered in November and December. Students are tested on verbal skills, reading comprehension, language, mathematics, and quantitative skills. Students may only take the HSPT one time so thorough preparation is critical. The HSPT Prep course offered at St. John’s prepares students for all areas of the exam.

Our HSPT Prep classes are taught by teachers who are experts in both content matter and test preparation. Tuition includes a textbook designed specifically for the HSPT and all other required materials. Each class includes two full-length practice tests. Each class is scheduled to end just prior to one of the HSPT Administration date.

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HSPT Session 1: Fridays September 18 – October 30, 2020

This class is recommended for students taking the HSPT in November or December. The first and last class will include a full-length practice test and meets from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. All other classes meet from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm. Classes meet on Fridays.


  • Diagnostic Pre-Test Friday September 18 4:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Verbal Skills Friday September 25 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Quantitative Skills Friday October 2 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Reading Comprehension Thursday October 8 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Mathematics Friday October 16 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Language Skills Friday October 23 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Post Test Friday October 30 4:00 – 7:30 pm