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 High School, Saint Mark’s High School, Saint Thomas More Academy, Saints Peter & Paul High 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. 

REGISTRATION

The HSPT registration process must be completed online.  All 8th grade students are encouraged to register at http://wilmington.stsusers.com.

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 7, 2019 – 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 8, 2019 – 12:00 noon

Padua Academy
Saint Elizabeth High School
Saint Mark’s High School
Saint Thomas More Academy

*The test MUST be taken at the student’s FIRST-CHOICE school.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

The cost of the HSPT is $65.00 (non-refundable).  Payment may be made by credit card online or an alternative payment option may be chosen at the end of the registration process.  Acceptable payment options are listed on the registration website.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have a general question regarding the HSPT registration process, please contact 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 first-choice high school.

Padua Academy
905 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 421-3739
www.paduaacademy.org
Principal: Dr. Mary McClory
Admissions Director: Mrs. Shana Rossi
Saint Thomas More Academy
133 Thomas More Drive
Magnolia, DE 19962
(302) 697-8100
www.saintmore.org
Principal: Ms. Rachael Casey
Admissions Director: Ms. Kayleigh Karnbach
Saint Elizabeth High School
1500 Cedar Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 656-3369
www.sehs.org
Head of School: Mrs. Terre Taylor
Admissions Director: Mr. Collin LeNoir
Saints Peter & Paul High School
900 High Street
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-2275
www.ssppeaston.org
Principal: Mr. James Nemeth
Saint Mark’s High School
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 738-3300
www.stmarkshs.net
Principal: Mr. Thomas Fertal
Admissions Director: Mr. Rob DeMasi