Admission Testing

Applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test at St. Edward. This evaluation is a standardized, multiple-choice exam that measures academic abilities on a national scale. It includes five subsections: 

  • Verbal Skills: Assesses a student's vocabulary understanding.
  • Quantitative Skills: Assesses problem-solving abilities involving numbers and calculations.
  • Reading: Assesses comprehension and analysis of texts, as well as critical thinking.
  • Mathematics: Similar to quantitative skills, assesses understanding of mathematical concepts and principles.
  • Language: Assesses understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, and language usage.

Test results, in addition to grades and teacher recommendations, are considered in admission decisions and future course placement. High scores on the test can also qualify students for merit scholarships.

  • The test is for eighth-grade boys only, and students can test only once at St. Ed’s. 
  • Pencils are provided.
  • The test takes approximately three hours to complete and calculators are not permitted.
  • The test fee is $20—registration is required.

Test Accommodations

If your son has an IEP or 504 plan qualifying him for test accommodations, such as extended time, please submit a copy of this documentation at least one week in advance. Send to Matt Altieri ‘05, Associate Dean of Support Services, at [email protected]. Testing accommodations are only offered on Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, November 4.

Sign Up to Test at St. Edward High School

During the exam, parents are invited to attend an information session, which will cover a variety of topics and offer a chance to ask questions.

Saturday, October 7
9 a.m.


Saturday, October 21
9 a.m.


Wednesday, November 1
5:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 4
9 a.m.



We're Here to Support You! Connect with the St. Edward High School Office of Admission at [email protected] or 216.521.2204.

dan wallenhorst

Dan Wallenhorst '04

Director of Admission

joe kasl

Joe Kasl '99

Associate Director of Admission

molly pietch

Molly Pietch

Admission Operations Manager

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Mike Fink '01

Associate Athletic Director & Admission Liaison