High School Placement Test

 High School Placement Test Information:

REGISTER: To register for the HSPT at Bishop Fenwick please click on Class of 2023 HSPT. 

Eighth grade students wishing to attend Bishop Fenwick High School must take the Scholastic Testing Services High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Students may take the test at any Archdiocesan high school on that date, and have their test scores sent to up to three schools. Students wishing to be considered for enrollment and scholarship at Bishop Fenwick, but taking the test at another school, must indicate at their test site that they want their scores sent to Bishop Fenwick High School. For Bishop Fenwick, this is not an entrance exam, but a test to determine, along with elementary school records and standardized test scores, the appropriate course recommendation. Per Archdiocesan guidelines, there is a $30 fee for the test. Pre-registration for the test is required; please click the link on the left-hand side of this web page to pre-register.

The test is made up of the following components:


Approximate Questions

Approximate Length

Verbal Skills

60 questions

16 minutes

Quantitative Skills

52 questions

30 minutes


62 questions

25 minutes


64 questions

45 minutes


60 questions

25 minutes

Test Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - students should arrive by 8:15 am as the test will begin promptly at 8:30 am. The HSPT will end around 12 pm.  A light snack will be provided during a break.

Pre-registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. NOTE: Walk-in registrations accepted as space is available.

Make-up Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 with the test beginning promptly at 8:30am. Special Testing Accommodations are not available on this date. Please pre-register with the Admissions Office at (513) 428-0525.

Fee: Please mail your $30 check or money order, made payable to Bishop Fenwick High School, Attn: Admissions Office, 4855 State Route 122, Franklin, OH 45005 and include your child’s name and Placement Test in the memo field.

Student's choice of testing site does not affect admission into any individual Catholic High School.

Incoming freshmen are eligible to receive merit based scholarships based on the academic results from the HSPT if taken on or before December 1, 2018 and test results are sent to Bishop Fenwick High School.

Special Testing Accommodations: Extended time; reader; and large print. Pre-registration and copies of a current IEP, ISP or 504 Plan, along with the Special Testing Accommodation Form (Testing Accommodation Form) must be received no later than Friday, November 2, 2018. 

High School Placement Test Prep Classes:

We offer an optional prep class for 8th Graders taking the HSPT test in November. Although the High School Placement Test is not an entrance exam and used strictly for placement purposes, if you wish to prepare and familiarize yourself with the testing, you may sign up for one of these two classes. Again, this is optional and space is limited. The class is designed to familiarize students with the content of the HSPT and review important test-taking strategies. Cost for this class is $60 and includes a student reference textbook to take home, practice tests and other materials.

While admission is not dependant on the placement test, taking one of these classes will prepare you for what to expect and provide you with the opportunity to take practice tests.

Pre-registration is required. You can choose between one of the following dates.  Registration is not considered complete until the $60 fee has been received. Space is limited. Register for the High School Placement Test Prep Classes

Saturday, October 6, 2018   9 am – 12 pm   OR  Saturday, October 27, 2018  9 am - 12 pm    CLASSES  FULL

You can also take a free practice exam online at:  www.testprepreview.com/hspt_practice.htm