Application Day (Placement Testing)

Application Day Info & Activities

Application Day at Jesuit High School is on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  All applicants must be present.  Application Day activities will involve the following:

  • attendance check (roll call) of students applying to Jesuit High School;
  • verification of receipt of appropriate records and/or a notification of the fact that essential items are still missing;
  • administration of the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

Where to Report

On Application Day, enter Jesuit High School from the schoolyard.  You may enter the schoolyard from Banks Street at the corner of Solomon Street. Report to the Student Commons where lists of applicants and test room numbers will be posted.  Find your name, next to which will be the classroom number to which you should report.  Jesuit students and faculty members will be available to show you where to find your test room.

When to Report

Applicants must report to their assigned classrooms no later than 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  Parents are asked to drop their sons off before 7:30 a.m.; they may return to pick them up at 11:30 a.m.

The Jesuit Alumni Association invites parents of applicants to have coffee and donuts in the Student Commons from 7:30 to 11:15 a.m.  Parking is available in the schoolyard.

Parents are requested to remain in the Student Commons.  Parents are not permitted in the hallways before or during the High School Placement Test.

What to Bring & What to Expect

Applicants should bring two (2) sharpened No. 2 (soft lead) pencils with erasers. Do not bring calculators. In addition to the High School Placement Test, applicants will be asked to write brief responses to a few questions.

Casual attire is appropriate.

The HSPT is a nationally-recognized private school entrance examination taken by students as part of the private school application process. The exam covers: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Language. The exam typically takes 3 hours to complete with breaks.

Important Admissions Dates

Date of Application Day

Letters of Decision Mailed

Questions? Contact the office of admissions at