All placement testing dates for the Class of 2028 have passed. Applicants who wish to be considered for admission must complete the application and admissions checklist in Blackbaud. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a make-up test.

About the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

Hoban awards merit scholarships to more than 30 students with the top scores on the placement tests.

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 Admission Review 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 freshmen. Transfer students do not need to take a placement test.

The HSPT is also used to award the prestigious Blessed Basil Moreau, Fr. Dujarie, and St. André Bessette Placement Test Scholarships to incoming freshmen. These students, who score between the 90th and 99th percentiles on the HSPT, receive renewable scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $7,000. In addition, incoming freshmen with scores between the 80th and 89th percentiles are awarded the renewable $2,000 St. Joseph Merit Scholarship.

Parents are welcome to attend our Hoban Information Session at 9 a.m. in our Moreau Ministry Hall while students are testing on each test date. Information about our Holy Cross tradition, the application process, and financial aid will be provided. Registration for this information session will be available on the same registration form for the HSPT. 

Testing accommodations are only offered on specific dates and must be approved two weeks in advance. 

Questions? Please contact Kristan Heller