Entrance Exam

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The High School Entrance Exam (HSPT) is required of all Freshmen applicants. Transfer students do not have to take the exam. When you take the entrance exam at St Joes we will include the application and exam fee in one cost ($50).

Entrance Exam Prep-Course:

  • Whether you are trying to enhance your application, qualify for scholarships, or improve your standing in select programs, a strong performance on the high school placement test will make the difference. Learning some test taking strategies and reviewing those skills the test focuses on is the best way to prepare for the exam.
  • During this one-weekend course, we help you build the skills, the confidence, and the stamina you need to achieve your best. This course is taught by freshmen teachers who have strong knowledge of the strengths of local schools.
  • Learn More About the Prep Course here.

Send Your Scores:

  • The entrance exam is a one-time test and you can take the exam at any high school within the Diocese of Bridgeport, including St Joes.
  • At the beginning of the exam, students can select schools to receive their results. The student can send their final exam score to their top 3 Diocesan high schools where they wish to apply.
  • 8th graders applying for freshmen year only take the exam once.

Entrance Exam Dates 2020-2021:

  • First Exam: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:30am
  • Second Exam: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:30am
  • Third Exam: TBD
  • Spring date: TBD

Testing Accommodations (for first and second exams only)

  • Students are able to receive extended time for the entrance exam upon receipt and review of official paperwork/testing documentation that grants the student this accommodation.
  • Paperwork must be received at least one week prior to the exam date. (Extended time is not available for the third exam).

 

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