Placement Test (HSPT) Dates

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Holy Name has decided to waive the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as a requirement for admission. Students in the Class of 2025 are not required to take the HSPT Admissions Test. An optional exam for scholarship will be offered, see below for more information.

Holy Name will take a holistic approach when reviewing a student’s application, taking into consideration: 

  • Academic Performance
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Disciplinary Standing
  • Extracurricular Involvement
  • Attendance
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Commitment to continual growth in mind, body, and spirit

Upon acceptance, Holy Name will use a student’s grades (7th and 8th) and standardized test scores (MAP, IOWA, PLAN) to determine placement and schedule at Holy Name.

HSPT Exam for Merit Scholarship (Optional)

Holy Name awards merit scholarships to the students who score in the top 10% on the admissions exam. These students will be named Holy Name Scholar Students and will receive a scholarship ranging from $1000 – $6000. This scholarship is renewable based on strong academic achievement and will be awarded in mid-December. An optional HSPT Exam will be held at Holy Name for students who would like to be considered for the scholarship.

Class of 2025 Optional Placement Exams (For Scholarship):

  • Wednesday, October 28, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Parent Information Session TBD
  • Saturday, November 14, 9 am – 12 pm, Parent Information Session TBD

To register, please complete the following form – HSPT Optional Exam Registration.

To comply with social distancing, spots will be limited.
Test fee – $20. Please bring cash or check made out to Holy Name High School on the date of the test.

Study courses will be offered at Holy Name through Seeley Test Pros, for more information visit our website here.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Admissions Mrs. Rachel Shurtleff ’09 at 440-886-0300 ext. 100, or Assistant Director of Admissions Mr. Joey Keleman at 440-886-0300 ext. 116.

7th Grade (Class of 2026) HSPT Exam:
Tenatively Scheduled for April 2021.

Preregister Here

Students currently in 7th grade are invited to take a practice High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Holy Name High School. The test has no cost, but spots are limited. All those who attend will be entered into a scholarship raffle for a $500 award to be redeemed during the 2022-2023 school year.

Students may use his or her results for admission into Holy Name in the Fall, but are more than welcome to re-test during their 8th grade year.

Holy Name will offer additional study courses for your current 7th grade student in the Summer/Fall of 2021.