Placement Testing

Placement Test All incoming freshmen must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) to assist in determining the most appropriate courses for which to register. The HSPT score, along with grade school and parent recommendations are taken into consideration when recommending course placement. The HSPT is only used for placement purposes, it is not an admissions test. **Please note--If your student attends one of the Rockford Deanery schools (All Saints Catholic Academy, Holy Family, St. Bridget, or St. Rita), you do not need to register them for this test. Your student will be taking the HSPT at their school on either 12/1 or 12/2. More information will be sent from your school.

Class of 2027 HSPT Primary Exam Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2022

  • Pre-registration for the December 3 HSPT is required at
  • Must register by Thursday, December 1, 2022
  • Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the school’s student entrance (Door D) off Muldoon Drive. 
  • Extended time accommodations available for those who qualify (see below).
  • All health and safety protocols will be followed.

***Students with a compostire score in the 95th percentile (National Percentile) and above on the December 4 test will receive a $4,000 Bishop Lane Tuition Grant ($1,000/year over four years)***

Additional HSPT Exam Dates:

  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 (Register by Jan. 5)
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 (Register by Feb. 2)
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 (Register by Mar. 2)

Pre-registration is required at

Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the Boylan Student Entrance (DOOR D) off Saint Francis Drive. 

Please email our Enrollment Director, Mr. Matt Weber '03 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Important HSPT Reminders:

  • All testing begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes between 11:15 am - 11:30 a.m. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m.
  • Calculators are not permitted. Students may bring water and/or a healthy snack.  
  • Students must bring a $50 testing fee (cash or check made payable to Boylan Catholic High School).

Extended Time Accommodations:

Extended time accommodations are only available during the December 3 exam. For extended time accommodations, please contact Mrs. Giacomina Francik. To receive the extended testing time, a student must have a current IEP, ISP or 504 plan and must pre-register.

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