7th Grade Practice HSPT

If you decided to apply to a private Catholic High School then you will be required to take the HSPT®.  7th grade students can take a practice test to familiarize themselves with HSPT content and material as well as assess their strengths and areas to improve.

O’Dowd will not receive student scores.  Scholastic Testing Services will mail test score results directly to each student. Students will be provided with lunch. Space is limited to 250 students.

Cost: $50
Location & Date: Bishop O’Dowd High School on April 14, 2018
Arrive by 8:15 a.m. and please follow parking directions from our security personnel
Test length is about 3 hours.
Pick up: 12:00 p.m. (Pizza lunch included following the event).

The 7th grade practice HSPT signup has reached capacity and registration is now closed. We encourage you to check with other Catholic high schools in your area as this practice exam may also be offered at those locations.

7th Grade Parent Info Session
Drop off your child and join us for a parent coffee at 8:45 a.m. in the Student Center to learn about the O’Dowd admissions process. RSVP here for the parent info session.


8th Grade HSPT Prep Workshop

Bishop O’Dowd High School partners with Classroom Matters tutoring center of Berkeley to offer an HSPT prep course on the O’Dowd campus. This course is open to any prospective Catholic High School student looking to familiarize themselves with the format and focus of the HSPT.

The 8th Grade HSPT Prep-workshop is currently full.

If you are interested in additional test prep, Classroom Matters Tutoring Center is also offering an additional workshop on Sunday, December 10th in Berkeley. Please visit their website at classroommatters.com for additional test prep information.

Workshop Information
Bishop O’Dowd High School
Time: Saturday, December 9th from  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Check-in outside the cafeteria. Please allow ample time to park.
Lunch and all materials are included. Students need only bring #2 pencils and a few ballpoint pens.

For the Admissions calendar, including all HSPT related dates such as practice tests and prep workshop dates, please review the Admissions calendar.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the HSPT at O’Dowd, please visit Forms and Downloads and use the “Sort by type” for Admissions documents »