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 and Father Dujaré scholarships to incoming freshmen. Every year, 30-40 students receive these prestigious awards.


Scholastic Testing Website


  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
    (Testing accommodations as required by provisions of a Service Plan, a 504 Plan, an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or any similar plan, will be offered only on the Oct. 2 test date. Students who require multiple days for testing as part of their accommodations should plan to attend testing on both Oct. 2 and 3.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to Noon


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


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.