Summer Prep Class:

The focus of the summer test prep class is to teach the top test taking strategies and tips in both the English and Math portions of the HSPT.  This class is ideal for those students whose schedule and availability does not allow them to take the more in-depth fall Saturdays class at Ursuline Academy.

The students will spend time in both large group instruction as well as small group classes.  On the last day, we provide the students an opportunity to implement the strategies that they have been taught by taking a full-length practice HSPT test.  This test is a retired test from STS Testing Services.  The tests will be graded manually and results sent by mail for students to review and identify areas of strength and weakness.  We recommend using Barron's practice book, although it is NOT required for the class.

Fall 4 Saturday Prep Classes:

For this course, the required material is the Barron’s How to Prepare for COOP, HSPT, TACHs, copyright 2005 or newer. (Can be found at Barnes & Noble or on amazon.com)  There are two session times to choose from: morning 9am-noon OR afternoon 1pm-4pm.

Weeks 1-3: The purpose of these three weeks is to provide test-taking strategies and tips in both the English and Math portions of the HSPT test, cover some content review, and explain other helpful topics related to the high school entrance process. These topics include high school entrance criteria, answer sheet strategies, and specific tips on preparing for the actual day of the test. The students will spend time in both large group instruction as well as small group classes.

Week 4: The goal of this week is to provide the students an opportunity to implement the strategies that they have been taught by taking a full-length practice HSPT test. This test is a retired test from STS Testing Services. The test will be graded manually and results sent by mail for students to review and identify areas of strength and weakness.

The cost of this class is $180 and the registration deadline is Oct. 15, 2017.  If registering after the deadline, the cost is $195.

Practice Test Only:

Most students find it very beneficial to practice the skills and strategies that are taught during these sessions by taking a full-length practice test upon completion of the course.  The online course does NOT include a practice test. Therefore, we are offering a practice test opportunity (in the Cincinnati, OH area) for any student who would like to have the experience of taking a full-length practice test.  This practice test is a retired test from STS Testing Services.  The tests will be graded manually and results sent by mail for students to review and identify areas of strength and weakness.  The practice test day is NOT included in the price of the online course and must be registered for separately.

2017 Practice Test Date:

  • November 11th  1pm-4pm

Ursuline Academy (5535 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242) hosts this Practice Test.  The cost is $25.

Online Prep Class:

Due to popular demand, we have now made our HSPT Test Prep course available online.  This online course is a good option for those students who are not able to make it to the test prep sessions that are offered at Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati, OH.  In addition, it allows the freedom and flexibility for the student to take the course at his/her own pace.

Registration of the online course gives you access to videos of :  3 hours of math instruction, 3 hours of English instruction, 3 classes that address general test-taking tips, entrance criteria for most high schools, and ways for students to be as prepared as possible for HSPT test day.  Cost of the online course is $105 and provides six (6) months of access to the online content.