The HSPT (High School Placement Test) is used for admissions by several of New York City’s most competitive Catholic high schools, including Regis, Xavier, Loyola, and Fordham. For information about specific schools, please refer to the school’s website to determine which test to take and where to go. Typically, the HSPT is administered by the Catholic school you are applying to, and the school is in charge of scoring and releasing the results.
Not only do I have a proven track record of success in preparing students for the HSPT, my one-on-one tutoring caters to the unique strengths and weaknesses of each student.
Especially with students in this age range, it’s vital not to be in the position of cramming a few weeks or months before the exam. Rushing to prepare immediately before the HSPT generates significant added pressure and can sometimes cause debilitating anxiety in students who have never previously exhibited symptoms of being anxious. Even high performing students often begin preparation a year or more before the exam. I recommend completing an initial session and assessment as early as possible. In some instances it will be apparent the student is well positioned and doesn’t need to begin at that point; in other instances we may identify significant areas that need to be addressed over a longer period.