The Saint Mark's High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a required part of our admissions process for incoming freshmen. Taking the test at Saint Mark's guarantees the consideration for academic scholarships for current eighth grade students. In efforts to prepare eighth grade students for the Official 8th Grade HSPT, we host two sessions of HSPT Prep Courses prior to the exam each fall. Additionally, we host a 7th Grade Practice HSPT each spring to help familiarize students with the exam prior to entering their 8th grade school year.

8th Grade HSPT

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


7th Grade Practice HSPT

Saturday, March 11th, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration Access Code: ZP

Extended time is available for the 8th Grade HSPT. If you would like to request extended time, please email a recent psychoeducational evaluation, or additional supporting documentation, to Mrs. Diane Kuczmarski at Extended time will not be permitted for the 7th Grade Practice HSPT.

Cost: $65.00 due at the time of online registration                                     

Be sure your child gets a full night of rest prior to the test date and has a well-balanced meal before they arrive for the exam! Please bring the following items to the test: 

  • A snack and beverage for breaks. Please avoid peanut or tree nut snacks and glass bottles. Students with extra time should bring extra snacks! 
  • Two #2 pencils and an eraser.
  • Calculators are NOT permitted.

8th Grade HSPT Prep Course:

Session I: Fall 2023 (TBD)
Session II: Fall 2023 (TBD)