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


Get a jumpstart on the admission process as a seventh-grade student (Class of 2029). Take the high school placement test on Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. OR Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18, for Testing Accommodations Only.

Taking the HSPT is a mandatory step to apply to Hoban. Test scores will be considered for merit-based scholarships. A parent information session will be offered in Moreau Ministry Hall.

The test will take approximately three and a half hours. Results will be communicated via email two weeks after your test date.

Cost: $20

Online registration for this test is mandatory. Please use the link below to register.

Register to take the 7th-Grade HSPT


June 10-13
M-W: 9 - 11 a.m., Testing on Th: 9 a.m. - Noon.
Moreau Ministry Hall
Cost: $150  

During the HSPT Prep Course, students will gain valuable knowledge and test-taking strategies that will prepare them to take the placement test on Thursday, June 13. Students' test scores will be used for merit-based scholarship consideration and admission to Hoban for the 2025-26 school year. 

Register for the prep course

*Testing accommodations will NOT be offered on June 13. Testing with accommodations will be available on June 18 at 9 a.m. Register to take the HSPT on June 18.

Instructors are licensed teachers by the state of Ohio and have 10 years HSPT coaching experience and numerous success stories of score improvement. 


Saturday, Sept. 21: 8 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, Oct. 19: 8 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, Nov. 9: 8 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Testing Accommodations Date Only)

Saturday, Dec. 7: 8 a.m. - Noon (Make-Up Test Date. No scholarship monies will be awarded from this test)

Registration will open Aug. 1