Sitting for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) during a student's eighth-grade year can be a nerve-wracking experience. Often times, students perform better if they have seen the format of the exam before they attempt to sit for the test.

Saint Mark's High School is going a step further to make HSPT Prep Classes available to seventh-grade students who want to get more than just a look at the HSPT before eighth-grade.

We offer students the opportunity to take a prep course prior to the practice test, as well as offer the 7th Grade Practice HSPT on our campus. Students may choose to take advantage of one or both of these opportunities.

7th Grade HSPT Prep Course


Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, and Thursday, March 19th, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session.

Click here to register for the Prep Course.

7th Grade HSPT Exam

When: Practice Test on Saturday, March 21st, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $65

Registration through Scholastic Testing Services is now available. Click here to register!

Upon logging in, you will enter access code ZP.

Please follow the directions to complete your registration. You may pay the $65 fee online or bring a check made payable to Saint Mark's High School, on the day of the exam.

Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 20th, 2020; however, we have limited space for walk-ins.

Extended Time:
Extended time is not offered for the 7th Grade Practice Exam. For students with documented learning differences, extended time will be offered for the 8th Grade HSPT. 

Test Day Walk-ins
  • If your family missed the registration deadline, we have limited space available for walk-ins.
  • To prepare for arrival, testing information can be found below.

On the Day of the Test

Saturday, March 21st: 
Registration/check-in will open at 1:00 p.m. The HSPT's anticipated start time will be 1:30 p.m. Please enter through the gymnasium lobby.

Be sure your child gets a full night of rest and has a well-balanced meal before they come for their exam! They may dress comfortably. 

Please bring the following items to the test;
1.  A snack and beverage for breaks. Please avoid peanut or tree nut snacks and glass bottles.

2. Two #2 pencils. 
*Calculators are not permitted.

3. If you have not yet paid the registration fee, please bring a check made payable to Saint Mark's High School, in the amount of $65.

4. Expected dismissal is between 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.