Entrance Exam



Entrance Exam

Application to Marist High School for incoming freshmen begins with the entrance exam scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. Per the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, Marist High School will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 

All Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago will test on this day. Students may only take an entrance exam at one Catholic high school. Pre-registration is requested, but all 8th grade students are welcome to test at Marist High school the morning of December 3rd. Pre-registration will be accessible for the 2022 Entrance Exam on November 12th, 2022.  

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Information

  • Study guides for this exam may be found online or at local bookstores. Be sure the study guide includes the HSPT entrance exam. 
  • This exam is designed to be taken without the use of a calculator. Students may not bring a calculator on the day of the test. 
  • The results of the HSPT as well as 7th and 8th grade grammar school records are criteria used for decisions regarding acceptance and placement. 

For more information on the Marist entrance exam, please contact Mrs. Alex Brown, Director of Admissions, at 773.881.5300. 

Testing Accommodations

Marist High School can provide extended time on the entrance exam to students who provide documentation as well as the Request for Accommodation Form. Documentation, as well as the Request for Accommodation Form, are due to Marist by November 18th, 2022. 

If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Mrs. Erin Kelly at 773.881.5304.

Application for Incoming Freshmen 

The second step in the admission process is the completion of our online application. This application is initially only available to students who test at Marist High School. Instructions on how to complete our application for the Class of 2027 will be issued to students on the day of the entrance exam. 

Entrance Exam Timeline

  • November 12th, 2022 - Pre-Registration for entrance exam opens
  • November 18th, 2022 - Testing Accommodations request due (if applicable)
  • December 3rd, 2022 - Testing Date 
  • December 13th, 2022 - Application for admission due
  • February 1st, 2023 - Admission Decision Student Letter of notification 

For the remaining timeline, including Financial Aid, please refer to the ‘Incoming Freshmen’ tab on the left side.