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 does not use the placement test as an entrance exam but as one common data source for all incoming students.
The HPST is also used to award the Moreau and Father Dujaré scholarships to incoming freshmen. Every year, 30-40 students receive these prestigious awards.
Placement Test Dates
- Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
- Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
- Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
The December date is a make-up test. No scholarship monies will be awarded from this test and no parent session will be offered.
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.
Placement Test Information for Seventh-Grade Students
Saturday, may 1, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - noon
The practice 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.