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Placement Test

The High School Placement Test is required of all incoming ninth grade applicants to Seton Catholic High School. The High School Placement Test is a tool many Catholic High Schools use for the admissions process.




The STS High School Placement Exam is a standardized test that evaluates the students in both cognitive and basic skill areas. The cognitive skills tested are verbal and quantitative. The basic skills tested are reading, math, and language. The test is multiple choice and separated into five testing sections.


The test is not pass or fail, it is one of many pieces that are evaluated as part of the application process.

The best way to prepare for the test is to eat a well balanced meal prior to the test and to get a good night’s sleep.


Test scores are mailed to families approximately three weeks after the test date.

Calculators are not allowed during the test.

Scratch paper and number two pencils are required and will be provided for the test.


The following are the dates of the High School Placement Test administered by Seton Catholic

  • Monday, November 13, 2023, 4:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023, 8:00am - 11:45am
  • Make Up Test times will be added as needed


There is no need to arrive early as the above times include needed check-in and preparation time.


Register and pay for the HSPT via the Parent Portal in the Application Checklist.


HSPT Prep Course

Students are not having as much exposure to standardized, scantron testing environments.  Due to this trend, we have seen a need for students to learn about standardized testing procedures and strategies. To help students feel more prepared for the HSPT, we are offering a prep course for students who are registered to take the HSPT at Seton Catholic. You can sign up for the Prep Course via the Parent Portal.


For additional questions please contact Keri Kutch at: [email protected]