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.

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 no later than 8:45 a.m. Bring 2 pencils. No calculator is necessary. Once you register, you will receive an email reminder a few days before the test with additional details.

Dates for Fall 2020

Placement test dates for the Class of 2026 will be posted in the summer 2021.

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 10, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 8, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 29, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 5, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (NOT a scholarship qualifier)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 28, 2021

For 7th graders – Practice HSPT Test

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • The placement test fee is $20 and is non-refundable.
  • Registration is available in your student’s MyPad account under the “Class of 2026 Placement Test” checklist step

Summer High School Placement Test Prep Course and Test for admission to Padua Franciscan – June 8-11, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the HSPT Prep Course & Test! Registration is now closed, as the class is full. To ensure you receive communication about other events at Padua, create a MyPad account by filling out an Inquiry Form.

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 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)

Registration is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

If your student does not have a MyPad account, please complete an Inquiry Form.

For additional information, contact:

Ms. Katie DeAngelo ’08
Director of Recruitment
440.845.2444 ext. 123