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Entrance Exam for Class of 2027

Saturday, December 3, 2022
8:00 a.m.

The Loyola Academy entrance exam is the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT has five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math and language (English). 

The exam is only open to current eighth grade students. Students must take the Loyola Academy Entrance Exam to be considered for admission to Loyola Academy and may only test at one Catholic high school.

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  • Makeup Exam

    The Loyola Academy entrance exam alternate date for 8th graders is Wednesday, December 7, at 4:00 p.m. The alternate exam date is only for 8th graders who did not take the HSPT at another Catholic high school on December 3. Students must arrive by 4:00 p.m. and enter through the main entrance (door #1). Students should bring a $25 exam fee (cash or check payable to Loyola Academy). The test will conclude around 7:30 p.m. Students may bring water and snacks. Application materials will be distributed to the student at the conclusion of the exam.

    Please email admissions@loy.org to register for the exam.
  • Testing Accommodations for HSPT

    Loyola Academy offers limited testing accommodations on the entrance exam. If a student is seeking extended time or other testing accommodations, the following documents must be submitted to testingaccommodations@loy.org by Friday, November 18, 2022:
  • Makeup Exam

    A makeup exam date will be posted on the admissions web page after December 3. Students who tested at another Catholic high school on December 3 will not be permitted to take the makeup exam.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact

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  • Photo of Robert Desherow

    Mr. Robert Desherow 93

    Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment
    (847) 920-2480
  • Photo of Nick Bridich

    Mr. Nick Bridich 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2483
  • Photo of Lynn Gorman

    Mrs. Lynn Gorman 

    Admissions Associate
    (847) 920-2481
  • Photo of Ramar Evans

    Mr. Ramar Evans 17

    Recruiter
    (847) 920-2487

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