Additional Programs

The Prep is proud to offer the following additional programs for students preparing for high school:

6th and 7th Grade Practice Test

Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls may take a Practice Test on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The test will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registered students should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. The test will last approximately four hours. The test administered is the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test)
The cost of the test is $60.00.

Registration is now closed for the 6th and 7th Grade Practice Test.

NEW! Test Prep Program for 7th Graders 

This program prepares students in 7th grade to begin taking high school entrance tests at Philadelphia-area Catholic and private schools. Modeled on the Test Prep Program for 8th graders (see below), this NEW program is specifically designed for 7th graders to support their primary school curriculum work, to broaden their content in Math and English, and to use Latin and Greek for reading comprehension and critical analysis. For questions about the Test Prep Program curriculum, please contact Dr. Tom Farren '94, Director of the Test Prep Program and the Modern Language Department Chair at the Prep, at

>>Click here for more info about the 7th grade test prep program.

>>Registration is now closed for the 7th Grade Test Prep Program.

For question about registrations, please contact Lorrie McKenna, Admissions Counselor, at 215-978-1954 or

Test Prep for 7th Graders - Schedule Spring 2017 (All Classes Held at St. Joseph the Protector Elementary School in Glenside)
February 11
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade Begins
February 18
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
February 25
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
March 4
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
March 11
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
March 18
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
Saturday March 25
Pre-Prep for 7th Grade
Saturday April 1
Pre-Prep Ends for 7th Grade Ends

Test Prep Program for 8th Graders (Class of 2022 Candidates)

Designed to prepare 8th grade boys and girls for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This program is held on Saturdays at the Prep from 9:00am to 11:55 am.

Prep students supplement teachers' instruction by tutoring 8th graders in reading and mathematics. The cost is $500. For additional information, please call 215.978.1954. 

Registration for the Fall 2017 Program will open this summer.

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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