The Saint Mark's High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a required part of our admissions process for eighth grade students. Taking the test at Saint Mark's guarantees the consideration for academic scholarships, depending on performance. In efforts to prepare eighth grade students for the Official 8th Grade HSPT, we host two HSPT Prep Course sessions prior to the exam each fall. The prep course sessions are designed for eighth grade students to attend both sessions. The content is cumulative. Additionally, we host a 7th Grade Practice HSPT each spring to help familiarize seventh grade students with the exam prior to entering their 8th grade year.

8th Grade Prep Courses
Saturday, 9/16/2023 and 10/14/2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

8th Grade HSPT

Registration opens 8/28/2023.
The exam is 11/11 or 11/12/2023.

Extended time is available for the 8th Grade HSPT. If you would like to request extended time, please email a recent psychoeducational evaluation, or additional supporting documentation, to Mrs. Harrah Blum at Extended time will not be permitted for the 7th Grade Practice HSPT.

8th Grade Prep Course Cost: $60 per child per session. Check payable to Saint Mark's High School.
Official 8th Grade HSPT Cost: $65 per child, due at the time of online registration. 
7th Grade Practice HSPT Cost: $65 per child, due at the time of online registration.

7th Grade Practice HSPT:                 
Registration opens Fall 2023.

Be sure your child gets a full night of rest prior to the test date and has a well-balanced meal before they arrive for the exam! Please bring the following items to the test: 

  • A snack and beverage for breaks. Please avoid peanut or tree nut snacks and glass bottles.
  • Two #2 pencils and an eraser.
  • Calculators are NOT permitted.