General

The Archdiocese of Boston will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) at area high schools on the date/s listed below. All students are encouraged to preregister for the test online. Students applying to high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston may only take the HSPT one time.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on the close date/s listed below. To register after the deadline, or to confirm any testing details, please call the Admissions Office of your selected testing site.


Online Registration

  • Choose your test date and location below.
    Students who wish to take the test at Central Catholic High School (Lawrence, MA) should contact the school directly or visit the school's website to register.
  • When registering, designate up to five (5) high schools to receive your test scores.
  • Receive immediate registration confirmation. Keep your email confirmation and registration number in a safe place. Students will need to bring a copy of their registration number with them on the day of the test.

Test Dates and Locations

Click Register Student next to the specific test date/location where you wish to take the test.

Test Date Test Location Registration Opens Registration Closes
11/03/2018 St John Preparatory School, Danvers Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Austin Prep, Reading Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Boston College High School, Dorchester In Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Cathedral High School, Boston In Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury In Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Malden Catholic High School, Malden Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Mount Alvernia High School, Newton Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Pope John XXIII High School, Everett Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Sacred Heart High School, Kingston Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Saint Joseph Prep, Brighton In Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 St Mary’s High School, Lynn Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Ursuline Academy, Dedham Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
11/17/2018 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/15/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro In Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Austin Prep, Reading Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Boston College High School, Dorchester In Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Cathedral High School, Boston In Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Fontbonne Academy, Milton Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Malden Catholic High School, Malden Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Matignon High School, Cambridge Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Notre Dame Academy, Hingham Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Pope John XXIII High School, Everett Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Saint Joseph Prep, Brighton In Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 St John Preparatory School, Danvers Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 St Mary’s High School, Lynn Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood Outside Boston 08/31/2018 11/29/2018 Details

Test Results

Parents will receive a copy of student test results via mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which you will designate during the registration process.

Whom to Contact

If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site. To find a list of schools along with the addresses and telephone numbers, go to bostoncatholic.org/Parishes-And-People.

Payment Options

The cost of the test is $40. You will have the option to pay with a credit card at the end of the registration process. If you choose to not use this option, you will need to contact the test center you are planning to attend to make other arrangements for payment. (Note: All credit card funds received will be forwarded to the corresponding test centers or their agents. Payment through this system does not constitute any client/customer relationship between the site vendor and the parent/guardian.)

FAQ

How do I pay for testing?

The final step of the registration process is to choose your method of payment. Your options are:

  1. Pay online using a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, and MasterCard.
  2. Pay the test center directly using another method of payment. Contact the test center to see what methods of payment are accepted and for details on when and where to send your payment.

There was an error in processing my credit card payment online. Can I try paying online again?

If there was an error during processing, or if you card was declined, you may do one of two things:

  1. Pay online using another credit card. Click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received and click Login. Click the Pay with Credit Card button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Pay the test center directly using another method of payment. Contact the test center to see what methods of payment are accepted and for details on when and where to send your payment.

How do I make changes to my registration?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Can I change my high school choices after I register?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Can I change my test date?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

What if I missed the test date I signed up for?

If there is another test scheduled that you are able to attend, you may simply change your test date by updating your registration – there is no need to register again.

Can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your registration, contact the test center directly.

I never received an email confirming my test registration. What should I do?

Click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under Resend Confirmation Email, fill in the email address you entered during registration and click Send Email. Be sure to check your email SPAM or Junk folder, as well.

If you still do not receive an email confirmation, call the test center where you registered to take the test. They will be able to provide you with your confirmation number. You should also confirm the email address entered during registration, as this is where emailed test results will be sent.

When will I get my test results?

Test results are normally released to families within 3-5 weeks after testing. Families will receive the student’s scores via either mail or email, whichever was designated during the registration process.

Can I change the delivery method of my test results (email vs. mail)?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Can I get both an email and a paper copy of my test results mailed to my house?

Parents will receive a copy of student test results via either mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which you will designate during the registration process.

Can you send my test results to more than one email or home address?

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. will send your test results to one address only – either the mailing address or email address specified during registration.

Can you send my test results to a different high school?

If you need to have your scores sent to a different high school, the first step is to contact the school where the student tested after test results have been received. The school may either forward results directly or contact STS to do so. STS requires permission from the school to forward student scores; STS cannot forward scores solely based on a parent’s request.

I never received a copy of my test results. What should I do?

You may contact Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. at stlouis@ststesting.com to request a copy of your test results. You will need to provide the following information in the email:

  1. Student’s name
  2. Student’s birth date
  3. Address on the registration
  4. Registration number

If you chose to have results mailed to your home, please allow at least a week from the date the reports were made available before contacting STS.

What do my scores mean?

Families of students testing in the Archdiocese of Boston will receive a Student Score Report sent directly to their home or email. To learn more about how the HSPT® is scored and what your scores mean, visit http://ststesting.com/hspt.

Each school evaluates your scores in its own way. Criteria determined by one school to assist with academic decisions may not be the same for another school. If you have questions about how individual schools use your HSPT® scores, please contact the school directly.