Entrance Exams


7th Grade Practice Entrance Exam

Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m.

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Seventh grades 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.

8th Grade Entrance and Placement Exam for Late Applicants

Friday, February 12 at 8:30 a.m.

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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. Please click here for information on entrance exam accommodations for students with special learning needs.

Test Details for 7th & 8th Grade Exams

  • The non-refundable fee for the exams is $65.00.
  • Students should arrive by 8:15 a.m. and are usually dismissed around 11:45 a.m.
  • Students should bring two number 2 pencils.
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Dress is casual.