Entrance Exam Offered Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, 2021
All eighth graders applying to Brophy's Class of 2025 are required to take an entrance exam. 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.
Two Testing Options Includes *NEW* Online Option
Students will have the option to take the test in person on Brophy's campus on Jan. 9 or Jan. 23, or at home online on Jan. 9 or Jan. 23. Both exams are the same. For students who take the exam on campus at Brophy, we will be observing strict campus protocols for social distancing and all students will be required to wear a mask. To take the online exam at home, you must have a reliable computer/device and stable, high-speed internet.
A completed online application along with advanced registration (see above) reserves your seat for the Entrance Exam. If you plan to take the HSPT Entrance Exam in-person on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, then the admissions application must be completed by Jan. 8. If you are taking the HSPT Entrance Exam in-person on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, then the admissions application must be completed by Jan. 22. Students taking the HSPT Online Entrance Exam must submit the admissions application at least three days before the exam so a testing ID and password can be created. The remaining required application documents such as recommendation forms and transcripts can be turned in as late as Jan. 29.
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 Jan. 9 or Jan. 23 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 Christmas to discuss what to expect when extra time is allowed. All conversations, as well as all accommodations given, are confidential.