High School Placement Test and Pre-High School Placement Test Information

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

High School Placement Test (HSPT)

The initial step for an eight-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. 

HSPT Placement Test Dates

Registration for the 2023-24 school year will be announced in the SUMMER.



Pre-High School Placement Test

Saturday, April 29, 2023

The pre-HSPT gives seventh-grade students a head start on the high school admissions process. Hoban will use the test score for enrollment and placement test/merit-based scholarships. You can choose to take the test again as an eighth-grade student.

Register to take the pre-high school placement test

HSPT Prep Course

June 12-15, 2023
9-11 a.m. 
Students entering grade 8 

Students will gain valuable skills that prepare them for taking the high school placement test. Students will take a practice test at the end of the week.