Entrance Exam Information

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Course

Matignon High School is offering a three day prep course for eighth grade students planning to take the High School Placement (HSPT) exam. During the course, participants will:

  • Develop a test-taking plan and gain confidence
  • Learn strategies for specific test sections and question type
  • Practice sample questions and exercises
  • Reinforce the skills necessary to excel on the test
  • Receive instruction from Matignon faculty experiences in HSPT preparation


Each class will be divided into sessions. One session will focus on the verbal, reading comprehension, and language sections. The other session will cover the quantitative reasoning and math achievement sections.

The three day prep course will be held on Saturday, October 14, 21, & 28 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Course enrollment fee: FREE | Materials Fee: $25

Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Complete the Matignon HSPT Prep Course registration form to reserve your seat! Students do not have to attend all class meetings in order to register. Please make checks payable to Matignon High School.


HSPT Exam Information

Applicants to Matignon High School must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT is only available to students currently in 8th grade. It is highly recommended that students only take the HSPT once.

Applicants may sit for the test at any high school in the Archdiocese of Boston. Test scores may be sent to a maximum of five different high schools. The school code for Matignon High School is 17. The cost to register for the HSPT is $40.

The test will be administered at Matignon High School on Saturday, November 4, 2017 and Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

The Archdiochese of Boston will be administering a HSPT make up exam on Friday, December 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, Flately Board Room located at 66 Brooks Drive in Braintree. 

To register for the HSPT please click here.

Matignon High School will offer extended time testing on the above testing dates. To arrnage for extended time testing, please ensure a copy of your student's IEP is on file with the Matignon Admissions Office prior to your exam date.

The HSPT is the preferred test for admissions to grade 9. Applicants can submit results from the SSAT in lieu of or to supplement their HSPT scores. Please note that Matignon High School is not a test site for the SSAT.

Please contact the Admissions Office with questions at eneuberger@matignon.org or (617) 876-1212 x11. For additonal information, check out the following FAQ resources:

  • Matignon High School HSPT FAQs
  • Scholastic Testing Service (STS) FAQs


For a full list of HSPT testing sites and dates, please visit the Catholic Schools Office website.