Test Prep Programs

St. Joseph's Prep offers a variety of Test Prep Programs for students in grades 6th-8th. Although these programs are not required, they are highly encouraged for students so they can be prepared for the 8th Grade Entrance Exam.

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  • 6th & 7th Grade Test Prep Program (Saturdays, Feb. 24th - April 20th)

    This program prepares 6th & 7th grade students (boys & girls) to begin taking high school entrance tests at Philadelphia-area Catholic and private schools. Modeled on the Test Prep Program for 8th graders in the Fall, this program is specifically designed to support primary school curriculum work, to broaden content in Math and English, and to use Latin and Greek for reading comprehension and critical analysis.
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  • 6th & 7th Grade Entrance Exam Practice Test (Saturday, April 27th)

    Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls may take a Practice Test in the Spring. The test administered is the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test) and the conditions will be the same as we offer in 8th Grade. Students who score in the top percentiles on the entrance exam practice test will be eligible for a scholarship to our Pre-7th & Pre-8th Prep U Summer Program. 
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

    Click HERE to register for the 6th & 7th Grade Entrance Exam Practice Test.
    For more information, please contact
  • 8th Grade Test Prep Program (Saturdays, Sept. to Nov.)

    This 8-week program is designed to prepare 8th grade boys and girls for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Sessions are held on Saturdays (September through November).  Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m starting on Saturday, September 16th and ending on Saturday, November, 4th.  The program cost is $350 and includes an HSPT Workbook, access to pre-recorded lessons, and a waiver code for the Class of 2028 admissions application.

    For more information about the Test Prep Program, please click HERE.

    Click HERE to register for the 8th Grade Test Prep program.

    Questions? Please contact the Director of the Test Prep Program, Mr. Steve Fromhold '02, at

Contact Information

Mr. Steve Fromhold '02
Director of the Test Prep Program
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