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Entrance Exam

Thank you for your interest in taking the Entrance Exam at Central Catholic High School!

Additional Exam Date Announced for CCHS applicants

Students who have already submitted their application for admission to the Class of 2025 at Central Catholic but have not yet taken the exam are invited to register for the online version of the Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT®) to be administered virtually:

  • 9:00 AM, Thursday, April 22, 2021

Registration will close on Tuesday, April 20.

Click here to register for exam

Please note: The $40 registration fee for the exam is non-refundable. The HSPT may be taken only once during the admissions process.

CCHS will accept SSAT scores in addition to or in lieu of HSPT scores (use school code #2239).

Watch the Required HSPT Administration Webinar Video and Attend the Check-In Zoom Session...

Test registrants and their parents and guardians must watch this required Test Administration Webinar Video.

In addition to the recorded video above, test registrants must also attend the required HSPT Check-In Zoom Session:

Required HSPT Check-In Zoom Session

6:00 PM, Wednesday, April 21

All registrants for the April 22nd HSPT/Entrance Exam must attend this Zoom Check-In with Central Catholic Admissions Team members to prepare them for the exam being administered the following day. Please be sure that you've watched the webinar and reviewed the Entrance Exam page prior to this meeting. Also, please be aware that all attendees will be "live" on screen so video and microphone access will be required.

Go to the above Zoom link just before 6:00 PM.

What You Need to Know

Welcome to Central Catholic High School’s HSPT Online!

The HSPT is one element of your application that we evaluate as we consider you for admittance into CCHS. Good luck!

If you have any technical issues during the test, please call 978-682-0260 ext. 612.
Results will be released to you within three weeks after you complete the exam.

The Online HSPT® at CCHS

Aerial picture of the Central Catholic Campus

Central Catholic is excited to offer the online HSPT® as part of our Family First Admissions.

This summer, Central Catholic was the first school in the country to offer the online version of the HSPT®, working with Scholastic Testing Service to ensure the exam will meet the needs of our families and Central Catholic.

The online version of the Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT®) was administered virtually by Central Catholic on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 21, 2020

Registration closed on Tuesday, November 17.

  • Saturday, December 5, 2020

Registration closed on Tuesday, December 1.

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Registration closed on Sunday, December 27.

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Registration closed on Monday, January 18.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021

Registration closed on Saturday, January 23.

  • Friday, February 26, 2021

Registration will close on Wednesday, February 24.

Please note: The $40 registration fee for the exam is non-refundable. The HSPT may be taken only once during the admissions process.

CCHS will accept SSAT scores in addition to or in lieu of HSPT scores (use school code #2239).

In previous years, Central Catholic has offered a HSPT Prep Course on campus. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting that course this year. To help you prepare, we have added some additional details on the exam format to this page, under "What You Need to Know," and we have also included "Tips & Suggestions" in that section.

The Admissions Team

We're here to help!

If you have any questions about CCHS or the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us at 978-682-0260 ext. 612 or email us at: admissions@centralcatholic.net.

Mr. Christopher Merrill

Mr. Christopher Merrill
Director of Admissions

Ms. Taylor Sacco

Ms. Taylor Sacco
Assistant Director of Admissions

Ms. Heather McGhee

Ms. Heather McGhee
Admissions Associate