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Transitioning to High School

Timeline for High School Admissions


Find a School

Discover Programs for Students with Learning Differences


Attend a High School Fair

Schedule Shadow Days

Attend Open Houses

Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

Submit Documentation for Testing Accommodations by November 16


Take the HSPT

Complete High School Applications by December 14

Apply for Scholarships


Receive Admissions Decision

Apply for Grant and Aid by the end of February

Register for High School


Prepare for your High School Career!

The High School Placement Test (HSPT)

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized, timed test required of every 8th grader applying to attend a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components of written language. The questions are designed to test students at their curriculum level.

When and where is the HSPT administered?  

December 1st

Archbishop Spalding High School

Calvert Hall College High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Mercy High School

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Saint John’s Catholic Prep

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

The John Carroll School

December 8th

Archbishop Curley High School

Institute of Notre Dame

Loyola Blakefield

Maryvale Preparatory School

Mount de Sales Academy

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

St. Frances Academy

St. Maria Goretti High School

St. Mary’s High School

8th grade applicants may test at any site. Those applying to Bishop Walsh School should contact the school directly to schedule a testing date.

Click this link to register for the high school placement test!

Check in begins at 8:30 am, and the test lasts from approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Contact the Main Office for more information at 410-342-3222 or visit