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To Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) please click on this link for the Scholastic Testing Service, Inc Registration portal 

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 of Boston.  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 information 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 online through the Scholastic Testing Service.  Please click here
  • Arlington Catholic will offer extended time testing on Saturday, November 18th, only.  Students who qualify will receive time and a half per section, and test in a separate quiet location.  This is the only accommodation offered for testing.  In order to qualify, parents must submit an up-to-date Individual Education Plan (IEP) that clearly stipulates that the student is entitled to extended time.  IEP documentation must be on file at the AC Admissions Office no later than Wednesday Nov. 16.  AC will not accommodate walk-ins on test day for extended time.  Questions may be addressed to Steve Barrett, Director of Enrollment at (781) 777-7014.

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 Applicants:

All application documents are due by Friday, December 15, 2017

Step 1:  Register for the Archdiocese of Boston High School Placement Test (HSPT) in November or December. Select Arlington Catholic to receive test scores. Arlington Catholic accepts both the HSPT and the SSAT.  However, only HSPT scores will be accepted for merit scholarship consideration.

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

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

  • 7th and 8th grade transcripts; including standardized test scores, attendance records, educational assessments (if any). Submit the Transcript Release Form to current school principal or guidance counselor.
  • Recommendation Form from a teacher or counselor. (hard copy or electronically)
  • Optional: Additional Recommendation Form from a member outside the school community.

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 Forms

Application to Arlington Catholic High School 

Please send the below link to your principal, teacher, or guidance counselor and ask them to submit the form online.

School Recommendation Form 

Optional: Please send the below link to an additional person and ask them to submit the form online. 

Optional Recommendation Form


Application Forms to print

School Recommendation Form

Optional Recommendation Form

Transcript Release Form 

Disciplinary Record Form (Grade 10 and 11 applicants)









For Grade 10 and 11 Applicants:

Step 1:  Complete the online 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
  • Recommendation Form from a teacher or counselor.                                                            

Step: 3:  Schedule a personal interview with admissions.

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