Placement Tests

Merit scholarships are offered to more than 30 students with the top scores on the placement tests.

2019 Placement Test Scholarship Award Winners

The initial step for an eighth-grade student wishing to apply to Hoban is to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test is one of the tools the admissions committee uses to evaluate each applicant. Hoban uses the placement test both as an entrance exam and as one common data source for all incoming students.

The HPST is also used to award the Moreau, Father Dujaré, and St. André Bessette scholarships to incoming freshmen. Every year, students who score between a 90-99 on the HSPT receive these prestigious awards. These scholarships range from $3,000-$7,000. 

Parents are invited to attend the Breakfast and Information session at 10 a.m. while students are testing. Information about our Holy Cross tradition, the application process and financial assistance will be provided. 

Pencils are provided to students. No calculators are allowed. The $20 testing fee is collected on the day of the test. The HSPT is for eighth-grade students only. Transfer students do not need to take a placement test.



  • Testing dates for the 2022-23 academic year will be coming soon.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The pre-HSPT provides seventh-grade students the opportunity to get a head start on the high school admissions process. Pencils are provided to students. No calculators are allowed. The $20 testing fee is collected on the day of the test. The placement test fee is $20 and is non-refundable.


Summer High School Placement Test Prep Course and Test for admission 
June 6 – 9, 2022, 9 a.m. – Noon

Students will learn the study skills needed to score well on the high school placement test Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. - noon. On Thursday, students can take the HSPT to be used for enrollment and merit-based scholarships to Hoban in 2022. 

The $120 (non-refundable) fee includes:

  • Enrichment in Math and English
  • High School Placement Test preparation
  • Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the HSPT study guide
  • Strategies to help reduce test anxiety
  • Test registration fee ($20 value)

Registration coming soon