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2017 High School  Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an integral part of the application process for Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese.  Each year, 8th grade students may take the HSPT and have their scores submitted to up to five area high schools for evaluation.  This test is just one aspect of the application and evaluation process at Arlington Catholic, but it is an important one! 

Here are some basic guidelines and informational tidbits about the HSPT:

  • Arlington Catholic will offer the HSPT three times this fall- Saturday November 4, Saturday November 18, and Saturday December 2.
  • The HSPT will begin at 8am, and generally concludes by 11:30am.
  • Students may only take the test once.
  • Registration for the HSPT is done online through the Scholastic Testing Service, in conjunction with the Boston Archdiocese.  The registration portal is not available yet, but once it does open we will post that information on our website.
  • One of the test dates here at AC will accommodate those students qualifying for extended time benefits.  Please check back with us for the specific date. 
  • In order to qualify for extended time benefits, students must have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP) that clearly stipulates that the student qualifies for an extended time.  


For specific questions regarding the HSPT, or the admissions process in general, feel free to contact Steve Barrett, Director of Enrollment, at (781) 777-7014 or by email at


For Grade 9

Step 1:  Take the Archdiocesan High School Placement Test (HSPT) either in November or December.

Step 2:  Complete the Arlington Catholic High School Application for Admission.

Step 3:  Ask your current school to submit the following:

  • 7th and 8th grade marks
  • Standardized test scores
  • Attendance records
  • Educational assessments (if any).
  • Submit recommendation from teacher or counselor.


Decision letters for Grade 9 applicants are mailed on February 1st.




High School Placement Test (HSPT)  2017 Test Dates at Arlington Catholic High School 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017

The test will begin at 8:00am.  



Online Application

Application to Arlington Catholic High School

Student Recommendation Form


Application Forms to print

Application for Admissions

Recommendation Form

School Recommendation Form

Transcript Release Form

Disciplinary Report Form









For Transfer Students

Step 1:  Complete the Arlington Catholic High School Application for Admission.

Step 2:  Ask your current school to submit the following:

  • Current official high school transcript (including most recent report card)
  • Standardized test scores for tests administered during high school
  • Attendance records
  • Educational assessments (if any)
  • Arlington Catholic Disciplinary Report Form
  • Submit recommendation from teacher or counselor.


Step: 3:  Schedule a personal interview with admissions

Decision on transfer applicants are made on a rolling basis as space allows.