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.

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.

Special parent information sessions will be held during the first 3 tests, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

The Placement Test fee is $20, which is non-refundable. Please arrive for the test no later than 8:45 a.m. Bring 2 pencils. No calculator is necessary.

Dates for Fall 2019

Registration for the Fall 2019 Placement Test dates are available in your MyPad account.

Sign up for one of the first three dates, and you’ll be eligible to earn a $2,000-$6,000 renewable scholarship if you are among the top scorers.  

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 24, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (NOT a scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 6, 2019

Saturday, January 25, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (NOT a scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 23, 2019

For 7th graders – Practice HSPT Test

March 25, 2020 Update: The 7th grade practice HSPT test has been cancelled.  If you registered and already paid the for the test, you will be refunded.

  • Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • The placement test fee is $20 and is non-refundable.
  • Sign up in your MyPad account by clicking “register” on the Class of 2025 Placement Test checklist item.

Summer High School Placement Prep and Test for admission to Padua Franciscan

Update on 4/30/2020: The HSPT Preparation Course and Test has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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 2021 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 at 9 a.m. and is completed at 12 p.m. each day.  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. Ann Marie Frattare ’94
Director of Admissions
440.845.2444 x184