Admissions

Test Prep Programs

The Scholarship/Entrance Exam is part of the Admissions process at the Prep. Though it is just one part of the application, it is an important piece of information for our Admission Team when determining acceptances to the freshman class. Therefore, many students like to be as prepared as possible to do their best on this test.

The Prep offers several opportunities for students who want to be as prepared as possible for their 8th Grade test.

NEW THIS YEAR! Class of 2026 Practice Test on Sat, Sept. 11th

Eighth grade boys are invited to take a Practice Test on Saturday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m at St. Joe's Prep. The test administered is the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test) and the conditions will be the same as we offer for the Entrance Exam in mid-November. This is the only date being offered for the Fall 2021 Practice Test and is scheduled for in-person testers.
 
Click HERE to learn more information and to register for the Class of 2026 Practice Test

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  • 6th & 7th Grade Test Prep Program

    This 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 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.
     
    More information about the Spring 2022 session will be shared in early 2022. For more information, please contact the Director of the Test Prep Program, Mr. Steve Fromhold '02, at sfromhold@sjprep.org.
  • 6th & 7th Grade Entrance Exam Practice Test (Spring)

    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 Summer Program. 
     
    SAVE-THE-DATE: Sat, April 23, 2022 from 8:30am to 12:30pm  
    (Registration will open in early 2022)
     
    For more information, please contact admissions@sjprep.org.
  • 8th Grade Test Prep Program

    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). The Fall 2021 program will be held in person at the Prep starting on Sat, Sep. 18th and ends on Sat, Nov. 6th. Each Saturday session will run from 8am to 10:30am. The program cost is $350 and includes an HSPT Workbook, access to pre-recorded lessons, and a waiver code for the Class of 2026 admissions application. For more information, please click here or contact the Director of the Test Prep Program, Mr. Steve Fromhold '02, at sfromhold@sjprep.org
     
    To register for the Fall 2021 program click here.

Contact Information

Mr. Steve Fromhold '02
Director of the Test Prep Program
sfromhold@sjprep.org.

Inn Dwelling at St. Joseph's Prep: St. Katharine Drexel Saturday Academy

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.