Test Prep Programs

6th & 7th Grade Entrance Exam Practice Test

Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls may take a Practice Test on Saturday, April 4, 2020. 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). 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 Summer Program. The cost of the Entrance Exam Practice Test is $60.00.  Note: Cost of the Entrance Exam Practice Test is included in the cost of the Spring 2020 Test Prep Program described below.

Please note: the 6th & 7th Grade Practice Test is postponed. Once a new date is scheduled, we will contact you.

Spring 2020 Test Prep Program

This 7-week program prepares 6th & 7th grade students to begin taking high school entrance tests at Philadelphia-area Catholic and private schools. Modeled on the Test Prep Program for 8th graders, 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. Sessions are held on Saturdays (Feb. 15th to March 28th) at the Prep from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost of the Spring Test Prep Program is $300 and includes free registration for the Entrance Exam Practice Test held on Saturday, April 4th.

Registration for the Spring Test Prep Program is currently at capacity.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the Spring Test Prep Program, please contact Lorrie McKenna, Admissions Counselor, at 215-978-1954 or lmckenna@sjprep.org.

For questions about the Entrance Exam Test Prep Program curriculum, please contact Mr. Steve Fromhold '02, Director of the Test Prep Program at sfromhold@sjprep.org.

Fall 2020 Test Prep Program for 8th Graders (Class of 2025 Candidates)

This 8-week program is designed to prepare 8th grade boys and girls for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Session are held on Saturdays (Sept. 19th to Nov. 7th) at the Prep from 9:00am to Noon. Current Prep students supplement teachers' instruction by tutoring 8th graders in reading and mathematics. The cost of the Entrance Exam Test Prep Program is $500.

Registration for the Fall 2020 Test Prep Program will open in late August 2020.

Inn Dwelling at St. Joseph's Prep

Inn Dwelling at the Prep is a partnership between Inn Dwelling and St. Joseph's Preparatory School. The goal of the program is to prepare and expose high achieving boys in under-served communities to a rigorous curriculum and in turn help St. Joseph's Prep identify boys that will be successful in a college preparatory environment. The Saturday morning program held at the Prep includes both seventh and eighth grade boys who are at the top of their class, student leaders, involved in their community and have the potential to do well in a high school college preparatory program like St. Joseph's Prep. The overall program is called The Saint Katharine Drexel Saturday Academy. Click here to read more.

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