Sitting for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in December of a student's eighth grade year can be a nerve wracking experience. Often times students perform better if they have at least 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 at Saint Mark's prior to the practice test; as well as, offer the 7th Grade Practice HSPT on campus.

7th Grade HSPT Prep Course

Prep Course - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for the Prep Course

Registration will be available in early January. 

7th Grade HSPT Exam

When: Practice Test on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $65

How to Register
Registration through Scholastic Testing Services will be available in early January. 

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 on March 20th; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please see "Testing Day Walk-ins" below for more details.

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 welcome walk-ins.
  • To prepare for arrival, testing information can be found below.
*Please note, we do not allow walk-ins for the Prep Course.

On the Day of the Test

For Saturday, March 17th:
The HSPT begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration will open at 8:00 a.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 12:15 p.m. 

2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

Phone: (302) 738-3300   Fax: (302) 738-5132
Saint Mark’s, a college preparatory Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.