Entrance Exam Offered Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 2023. Registration coming soon!
All eighth graders applying to Brophy's Class of 2028 are required to take an entrance exam. (Do not register if you are a transfer applicant - rising 10th or 11th grader.) We use the High School Placement Test or “HSPT” entrance exam by Scholastic Testing Services. It is a five-part, multiple-choice test of verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics and language skills. The exam takes approximately 2 ½ hours and contains about 300 questions designed to see how well an eighth-grade student performs academically. In addition to the HSPT exam, students will also complete a 25-minute writing prompt on the day of the exam — it is not part of the HSPT but part of the Brophy application. Students are allowed to take the exam only once.
Students must register in advance to reserve a seat for the Entrance Exam. There is a $30 fee (payable online at registration) to take the HSPT Entrance Exam.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE THE ENTRANCE EXAM AT A DIFFERENT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, please make sure that you include the Brophy registration code on your scantron (you will receive instructions that morning) to ensure that we receive your test results in a timely fashion. Contact the other school directly for information (date and cost) on taking the exam there.
Please note: Extended time and other accommodations for the required HSPT Entrance Exam offered at Brophy on Dec. 2 or Dec. 9 are available to those students who qualify. To receive the additional testing time, an applicant must submit a current IEP (Individualized Educational Program) 504 plan or Student Support Plan describing the specific accommodations. Please contact the Admissions Office before Thanksgiving to discuss what to expect when extra time is allowed. All conversations, as well as all accommodations given, are confidential.