High School Placement Test

For the 2023-24 school year, O’Dowd will consider the HSPT standardized test scores. For admission decisions, we will continue to take into account transcripts, portfolio submissions, and recommendations in addition to test scores.
If your student is applying to another Catholic school, please contact the school to which they are applying to understand their HSPT requirements.

8th Grade HSPT Prep Workshop

O’Dowd partners with Classroom Matters to offer an HSPT prep course. This workshop offers students an opportunity to learn more about the HSPT, and familiarize themselves with the format and focus of the test.

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022. Details to come.

7th Grade Practice HSPT​


The practice test will be offered on May 6, 2023.

This is a practice test to help your child become familiar with the types of questions and the format of the 8th grade HSPT. The O’Dowd admissions department does not review scores, these scores are solely for personal use. Student scores will be sent directly to you from Scholastic Testing Service after the exam. Please note that we do not provide any LD accommodations for this practice test.

Location & Date: Bishop O’Dowd High School on May 16, 2023.
Arrive by 8:30am and please follow parking directions from our security personnel.
Testing will begin at 9:00am.

Test time runs about 3 hours.
Pick up: 12:00 p.m.

Parent Info Session (optional): 9:00-10:00am.

Questions: admissions@bishopodowd.org

STS and HSPT Information

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