HSPT Prep Course

High School Placement Test Prep Course

September 19th – November 19th


The Archdiocese of Baltimore High School Placement Test (HSPT) prep course is designed to prepare students to take the HSPT by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and test-taking strategies needed to maximize their performance.


Open to all 8th-grade students currently enrolled in a Catholic, private, public, or homeschool for the 2022-23 school year.  

Course Overview 

The instructor-led, online course will be held once a week for one hour and will include one week of overview, four weeks of reading, language, and verbal prep, and four weeks of math and quantitative prep. Students will have two instructors throughout the course; one that specializes in reading and language and the other with expertise in math.


HSPT Prep will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 PM, as well as Saturday morning from 9 – 10 AM.  Students participating in the course will attend one weekly session for nine weeks. Families will register for the day and time that fits with their schedule and will be assigned to a course section based on this preference. 

Archdiocese of Baltimore HSPT Prep Course Flyer


$100.00 per student

Required Textbook

Students will be required to purchase Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the HSPT Guide and will be expected to complete weekly enrichment assignments throughout the course. Please be sure to order the book at your earliest convenience to ensure that it arrives before the start of class.

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Registration for the 2022 HSPT Prep Course is now open. Click on the “HSPT Prep Course Registration” button below to register.