High School Placement Test

Attention: All 8th Grade Students and Families

A Catholic high school education in the Diocese of Wilmington is a gift of faith and academic excellence for each student enrolled.  In addition to an academic program of highest quality, teaching and learning are infused with the Catholic faith.  In the classroom, through extracurricular activities, on the playing field, and through service to others, Catholic high schools develop young men and women who are faith filled, competent, and confident as they prepare for college and careers. 

The Diocese of Wilmington will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT ) at our diocesan and parish high schools (Padua Academy, Saint Elizabeth School, Saint Mark’s High School, Saint Thomas More Academy, Saints Peter & Paul School) the first weekend in December.  The HSPT is an important step in the process of successful admission and placement in a Catholic diocesan or parish high school.  This test is used for admission, scholarship, and placement decisions. 

REGISTERING FOR THE HSPT

All 8th grade students are encouraged to register online at http://wilmington.stsusers.com.

There are no paper applications this year.  The registration process is only available online.

For families who do not have the ability to register online, assistance is available.

  • For 8th grade students currently attending a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Wilmington, please contact your 8th grade teacher or principal for assistance.
  • For 8th grade students not attending a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Wilmington, please contact the Admissions Director or principal of your first-choice high school for assistance.

 

TEST DATES AND LOCATIONS

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 8:30 a.m.

Padua Academy

Saint Elizabeth High School

Saint Mark’s High School

Saint Thomas More Academy

Saints Peter & Paul High School

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 12:00 noon

Padua Academy

Saint Elizabeth High School

Saint Mark’s High School

Saint Thomas More Academy

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

The cost of the HSPT is $65.00 (non-refundable).  At the end of the online registration process, payment may be made with a credit card, or an alternate payment option may be chosen.  Directions for alternate payment options are listed on the registration website.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have a general question regarding the HSPT registration process, please contact Debbie Wise at the Diocese of Wilmington, Catholic Schools Office, 302-573-3133.

If you have a question regarding a particular high school or regarding your completed registration, please contact the Admissions Office of your preferred high school.

 

Padua Academy

905 North Broom Street

Wilmington, DE  19806

(302) 421-3739

www.paduaacademy.org

Head of School: Mrs. Cindy Hayes Mann

Admissions Director: Ms. Shana Maguire

 

Saint Elizabeth High School

1500 Cedar Street

Wilmington, DE  19805

(302) 656-3369

www.sehs.org

Head of School: Mrs. Shirley Bounds

Principal: Dr. Nicholas Huck

Admissions Director: Mr. Matthew Haney

 

Saint Mark’s High School

2501 Pike Creek Road

Wilmington, DE  19808

(302) 738-3300

www.stmarkshs.net

Principal: Mr. Richard Bayhan

Admissions Director: Ms. Alissa McGrisken

 

Saint Thomas More Academy

133 Thomas More Drive

Magnolia, DE  19962

(302) 697-8100

www.saintmore.org

Principal: Ms. Rachael Casey

Admissions Director: Dr. Judi Coffield

 

Saints Peter & Paul High School

900 High Street

Easton, MD  21601

(410) 822-2275

www.ssppeaston.org

President: Mrs. Lisa Marie Ghezzi

Principal: Mr. James Nemeth