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 13, 2019. 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.

>>Click here to register for the 6th & 7th grade practice test.


Spring 2019 Test Prep Program for 7th Graders (Class of 2024 Candidates)

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, this 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. Click here to see how the 7th grade program compares to the 8th grade test prep program.

>>Click here to register for the 7th Grade Test Prep Program.

All classes will be held on Saturdays at St. Luke the Evangelist School -- formerly known as St. Joseph the Protector Elementary School (2336 Fairhill Ave., Glenside, PA). A version of the HSTP test will be administered on Saturday, April 13 at St. Joseph's Prep. By taking this class you will receive free registration for the Practice Test and $100 discount on the St. Joseph's Prep Pre-Prep program for 8th Graders (Fall 2019). The fall program features different curriculum designed for 8th graders.

For questions about the Entrance Exam Test Prep Program curriculum, please contact Dr. Tom Farren '94, Director of the Test Prep Program at tfarren@sjprep.org

For question about registration, please contact Lorrie McKenna, Admissions Counselor, at 215-978-1954 or lmckenna@sjprep.org.

Test Prep for 7th Graders - Spring 2019 (All Classes Held at St. Luke the Evangelist School  in Glenside)
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SaturdayApril 13 (Exam at SJP)
7th Grade Entrance Exam Practice Test (at SJP)

Fall 2018 Test Prep Program for 8th Graders (Class of 2023 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. 15th to Nov. 3rd) at the Prep from 9:00am to 11:55 am. 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 Test Prep Program is now closed.

Note: Boys who register for this program will receive a fee waiver to use when completing an online admission application to the Prep. The fee waiver will be given to students after the first session on Saturday, September 15th.


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 Katherine 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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