High School Placement Test

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  • Schedule Placement Test

    The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a national exam which tests students in five core areas: verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading, math and language arts. This test is a required part of our admissions process. Students can take the HSPT test here or at other Catholic high schools. A student who is interested in an academic scholarship, a STVM Foundation scholarship, or being a part of our intervention program, is required to take the HSPT test at STVM. 

    Our 2023-24 testing has concluded. We will post our 2024-25 testing dates soon. 

    Tests results are usually available one week after students test. STVM uses the HSPT scores along with 7th and 8th grade report cards, teacher recommendation forms and an admission application to see if our academic program would be a good match for your child.

    Potential intervention students (students with an IEP, ETR or 504 plan) can take the HSPT test with needed testing accommodations on select dates. Our enrollment office would request a copy of the IEP, ETR or 504 plan so that your child could be approved for accommodations such as extended time, a reader or a small room setting.

    Academic scholarships valued at $8,000 - $20,000 over four years are offered to students whose composite score is between the 80th and 99th percentile on the HSPT:
    • HSPT composite score of 80-84: $8,000 scholarship over 4 years
    • HSPT composite score of 85-89: $12,000 scholarship over 4 years
    • HSPT composite score of 90-94: $16,000 scholarship over 4 years
    • HSPT composite score of 95-99: $20,000 scholarship over 4 years
    • The top 10 scores from our October 7 & 28, November 18 and December 2 testing can have their scholarship amount increased to as much as $30,000 over 4 years!
    If your child scores higher at another Catholic high school, we would accept those scores. 
    Pre-High School Placement Test

    Current 7th graders are encouraged to take the Pre-High School Placement Test (Pre-HSPT) on one of the following dates:
    • Saturday, May 18th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    • Thursday, June 13th from noon - 3:45 p.m.
    Please click on this link to register your child for the Pre-HSPT. When prompted, enter ZH for our access code: 

    Parents with questions regarding testing should contact our Director of Enrollment Management, Matt Saxer at 330-253-9113 x116 or msaxer@stvm.com.

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

In the spirit of the Gospel, we are committed to educate the whole person; to lead and to serve, enlightening the mind, developing the body, touching the heart, and inspiring the soul.