High School Placement Test Workshop

HSPT Prep Workshop

Damien High School will offer a one day program that will be held on Saturday, December 5. 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. The online meeting link will be emailed to the email provided at registration on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 1, 2020, at 10:00 AM. The cost for the workshop is $40 and includes a workbook, small group tutoring, and a review of English and Math topics covered on the HSPT Platform.


Prospective students applying for admission to Damien High School may register for the workshop in their online application portal. Please click here to access our online application portal below:

Damien Applicants Click Here



Students who are not planning to apply to Damien, including middle school girls applying to St. Lucy’s or Pomona Catholic High Schools, may register for the HSPT Prep Workshop below: 

Non-Damien Applicants Click Here

Questions about the workshop? Please contact Vickie Sinclair, HSPT Workshop Coordinator, at sinclair@damien-hs.edu

General Information

Students, boys and girls, who participate in the HSPT Workshop will receive personal tutoring and hands on experience with the HSPT via sample questions. Many Catholic high schools utilize the HSPT to assess the strengths and weaknesses of prospective students in essential skills such as language and mathematics. The HSPT evaluates a student's abilities in mathematics, reading, and language.


There are five sections covered in the HSPT Workshop: Verbal Skills (synonyms and antonyms, analogies, logic, and verbal classifications); Quantitative Skills (geometric and non-geometric comparisons, and number manipulations); Reading Skills (the ability to understand central meanings and details of reading passages); Mathematics Skills (mathematical concepts and problem solving, arithmetic, elementary algebra, and basic geometry); and Language Skills (capitalization and punctuation, spelling, usage, and composition).


HSPT Workshop participants do not need to study ahead of time. All material will be provided to them after signing up.


To learn more about the test and interpretation of results, visit the Scholastic Testing Service Web Site:


Understanding High School Placement Test Parent Page


Resources to Prepare for the High School Placement Test at Damien High School

Book: https://www.amazon.com/9781438010946/s?k=9781438010946


Additional Preparation Resources:

The downloadable PDFs linked below (one for Math, one for Language Arts) can be used for test prep.