HSPT Prep Course and Exam Information

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.

FREE HSPT Prep Course dates: October 17, 24, and 31.


Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis
Students do not have to attend all class meetings in order to register.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Math)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Break)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Verbal)

All registered students must pick up the HSPT Prep Course Book from Matignon. Book pickup is available On October 13 - 16th from 8:00AM - 2:30 PM. Please contact Mrs. McCummings with any questions. 

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.

Register for the HSPT Exam on the form below! 

HSPT Exam dates at Matignon:
November 7th (in person at 9:00 AM) and December 5th (online - 9:00 AM)


Matignon High School will offer extended time testing on the above testing dates.
To arrange 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 admissions@matignon.org or (617) 876-1212 x11.