HSPT and Test Prep and Tutors: The High School Placement Test (HSPT)

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Every HSPT tutoring plan is customized for the student. All of our HSPT tutors have scored well, and most have attended some top Catholic schools. Our custom study plans, HSPT books, and one-on-one instruction allows for flexibility and intensive tutoring.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the HSPT

What is the HSPT exam?

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is used by many Catholic schools as an admissions test and as a placement test within their schools. This test is only administered to 8th grade students entering 9th grade. The HSPT is developed by Scholastic Testing Service (STS) and is sometimes referred to as the STS exam or STS-HSPT. The exam often only utilized by private schools and private Catholic schools, to assess a middle school student’s performance, and to determine which school is the best academic fit for that student. Each school administers their own HSPT exam, unlike the SSAT or ISEE.  Our HSPT tutors are here to help you succeed on the Catholic school entrance exams.

Here’s a video on “What is the HSPT Exam?” and answers to your questions:


What’s on the HSPT Exam?

There are 5 sections on the HSPT: verbal, quantitative, reading, math and language sections. All of the sections are multiple choice, and they each have a different amount of time allotted to them.

How is the HSPT Exam scored?

Each section of the HSPT is scored on a scale of 800, with the average standard score being 500.

Can my child take the HSPT more than once?

The HSPT should only be taken once; however, the school may decide to allow a student to retake the HSPT under extenuating circumstances.

May I use a calculator on the HSPT Exam?

No, you may not use a calculator.

How can you prepare for the HSPT reading and verbal section?

Here is a comprehensive video teaching you how to prepare for the HSPT reading and verbal section for the High School Placement test:


How can you prepare for the HSPT math section? Answers...

Here is a video on how to prepare for the HSPT math section, call for information at (800) 501-7737.