St. Monica Catholic High School

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HSPT Prep Course






Interested in an engaging, lively and comprehensive preparation course for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)? St. Monica Catholic High School is pleased to offer a series of classes that will prepare students who plan on taking the exam on January 20, 2018. We invite all 8th grade students to take advantage of this opportunity to review basic test-taking skills, hone in on individual subject skills, address question types and material unique to the HSPT, and improve in areas that require some specialized attention.

WHEN:         November 4, 2017 through January 20, 2018

TIME:            Evening sessions will generally run from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

A final practice test will be available on Saturday, January 13, 2018, one week prior to the SMCHS administration of the HSPT on January 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

*To be eligible for the Leadership Scholarship students are required to sit for the HSPT exam at SMCHS.


**Students who have completed an online application to SMCHS prior to the testing date are automatically registered for the exam.



East Wing
1030 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 394-3701 
(310) 458-1353 (Fax)

COST:            $140 (includes textbook for students to keep and all class handouts)



Saturday, November 4

Option #1

Practice Test 1 (8:00 AM  - 11:30 AM)

East Wing High School


Monday, November 6

Option #2

Practice Test 1 (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

East Wing High School

Tuesday, November 7

Math, Reading, Verbal

Tuesday, November 14

Math, Language, Reading

Tuesday, November 21

Math, Quantitative, Verbal

Tuesday November 28

Language, Quantitative, Reading

Tuesday December 5

Practice Test 2 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Thursday, January 4

Language, Quantitative, Verbal

Tuesday, January 9

Math, Reading, Verbal

Saturday, January 13

Practice Test 3 (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Tuesday, January 16

Review Session (All Sections)

Saturday, January 20

High School Placement Test (HSPT)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Program Benefits

-6 teaching sessions facilitated by a variety of SMCHS faculty

-3 full-length practice examinations

This series of classes is unique in many ways and will offer students an opportunity to participate in a program whose frequency, breadth of information, and knowledgeable teaching staff will assist them in performing their best on test day.


Students are expected to attend all class sessions.  There will not be opportunities to make up missed classes.  The enrollment fee is non-refundable.  Please contact Roxanna Warmington, Director of Admission at or (310) 394-3701 x1305 to report an absence or if there are any questions regarding the course.