Test Prep Programs

Fall 2019 Test Prep Program for current 8th Graders (Class of 2024 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. 14th to Nov. 2nd) 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.

>>Click here to register for the Fall 2019 Test Prep Program.

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.

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


Test Prep for 8th Graders - Fall 2019 (All Classes Held at St. Jospeh's Prep)
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September 14 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade Begins
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September 21 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
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September 28 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
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October 5 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
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October 12 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
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October 19 Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
Saturday October 26
Test Prep Program for 8th Grade
Saturday November 2
Test Prep Program for 8th Grade Ends


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. 

Registration for the 6th & 7th Grade Practice Test will open in early 2020


Spring 2019 Test Prep Program

This 8-week program prepares 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. 8th to March 28th) at the Prep from 9:00am to 11am. 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 will open in early 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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