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.

Payment Options

The cost of the test is $40. You will have the option to pay by credit card at the end of the registration process. If you choose to not use this option, please contact the school where you are testing to make other arrangements for payment.

(Note: All credit card funds received will be forwarded to the corresponding testing site or their agents. Payment through this system does not constitute any client/customer relationship between the site vendor and the parent/guardian.)

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

Questions? Please call the Admissions Office of the school where you are testing. To find a list of schools along with the addresses and telephone numbers, go to www.bostoncatholic.org/Parishes-And-People/.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for testing?

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

  1. Pay online using a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, and MasterCard.
  2. Contact your testing site to determine if any alternate payment methods are available.

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:

  1. Pay online using another credit card. Click “Already Registered” 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.” Click “Pay with Credit Card” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Contact your testing site to determine if any alternate payment methods are available.

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 “Already Registered” 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 “Already Registered” 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 test date?

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

To make changes, click “Already Registered” 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.

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 school where you are registered to test. The school will be able to cancel your registration.

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

Click “Already Registered” at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under “Resend Confirmation Email,” type the email address you entered during registration and click “Send Email.” Be sure to check your email SPAM or Junk folder.

If you still do not receive an email confirmation, call your testing site, as they can provide 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 mail or email, depending on what was designated during the registration process.

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 mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which is designated 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 scores sent to a different high school, please contact that high school. They will work with the other schools in the Archdiocese and with STS to obtain your student’s scores. Please note that STS cannot forward scores based solely 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.


Online Registration

Register online for the HSPT here.
  • 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
12/07/2019 Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Austin Prep, Reading 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Boston College High School, Dorchester 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Cathedral High School, Boston 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Fontbonne Academy, Milton 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Malden Catholic High School, Malden 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Matignon High School, Cambridge 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Notre Dame Academy, Hingham 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Sacred Heart High School, Kingston 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Saint Joseph Prep, Brighton 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 St John Preparatory School, Danvers 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 St Mary’s High School, Lynn 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details
12/07/2019 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood 07/26/2019 12/05/2019 Details