HSPT Prep Course

Make Your Own Group! Set your own dates and times!

Limit: 6 students per group

Price: $150 per student for 6 one-hour sessions

All sessions are virtual via Zoom

Dates and times to be decided after group registration, mutually convenient to all

Take advantage of the summer months to prepare now for the High School Placement Test, a standardized test required for admission to many DC-area Catholic high schools.

Students will systematically work through the three language arts sections of the HSPT using the Kaplan 2016 Edition HSPT Prep Book (student to provide his/her own copy prior to first Zoom session). Students will complete the three LA sections of Practice Test 1 from the Kaplan book during the course. Students will also participate in review activities via Google Classroom and Quizlet.

Prep course includes review of a curated PowerPoint developed over thirteen years of guiding 8th graders through HSPT Prep, sharing proven test-taking strategies, vocabulary, and grammar review, and decoding of reading comprehension questions. No refunds. Make-up materials may be accessed via Google Classroom. (Note: Math support for the HSPT can be arranged separately, please email Mrs. Ardillo for information.)

To register: email Mrs. Ardillo at michardillo@gmail.com for registration form. Payment in advance via Zelle online bank payment.


Mrs. Michelle Ardillo taught middle school English and literature in ADW Catholic schools for thirteen years and is MSDE certified in English for grades 7-12. For ten years, Mrs. Ardillo proctored the HSPT for her 8th grade homeroom students, giving her ample experience in the scoring, timing, and format of all five sections of the HSPT. Mrs. Ardillo and her husband have been parishioners at the Shrine of St. Jude Parish in Rockville, MD, since the early 1990s.