Placement Test

For 8th Graders Only

Padua Franciscan uses MyPad, an admissions portal for 8th graders. Students who are interested in taking the Placement Test at Padua will need to set up a MyPad account (unless you already have one).  If you do not have a MyPad account for your student please complete an Inquiry Form. Questions about MyPad? Click here!

Click here to complete an Inquiry Form.  

Once your Inquiry Form has been processed, you will receive an email with a username to log into MyPad.  When you log into MyPad, select first time logging in and then set a password.

Registration for the HSPT (High School Placement Test) at Padua is required through MyPad in the Admissions Progress tab. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins.

Parent information sessions will be held during the first 3 tests, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The Placement Test fee is $20, which is non-refundable. Please arrive for the test at the Padua Maine Entrance no later than 8:45 a.m. Bring two #2 pencils. No calculator is necessary. Once you register, you will receive an email reminder a few days before the test with additional details.

Placement Test Dates Fall 2022

Registration for the Placements Test  is now open! 

Log into your MyPad account, go to the Admissions Checklist and choose “Class of 2027 Placement Test.”

Sign up for one of the first three dates, and you’ll be eligible to earn a $1,000-$7,000 renewable Placement Test scholarship if you score in the 90th percentile or higher.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 7, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 28, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 4, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (NOT a scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 6, 2022

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (NOT a scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2023

Opportunities for 7th Graders

Registration will open in late January 2023

Practice HSPT Test

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • The placement test fee is $20 and is non-refundable.

Summer High School Placement Test Preparation Course and Test – June 6-9, 2023

Students will benefit from an expert briefing on the study skills needed to score well on the test.  As part of this preparation, each student will receive a copy of the 550 page Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams study guide.

On the last day, students will have the opportunity to take the Padua Placement Test and count it as their “official” score for 2024 Padua enrollment.  If they are not satisfied with their score, they will have an opportunity to retake the test in the fall at no additional cost.

Your experience starts on Tuesday at 9 a.m. and is completed at 12 p.m. each day.  The test will be on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Program is limited to 70 students.

The $120 (non-refundable) cost includes:

  • Enrichment in Math and English
  • High School Placement Test Preparation
  • Free 550 page placement test study guide
  • Opportunity to take HSPT (in summer and fall)

For additional information, contact:

Mrs. Katie Martin ’08
Director of Admissions
440.845.2444 ext. 123