Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills MI Brotherhood

High School Placement Test (HSPT) and Virtual Prep Course

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) measures a student’s ability in cognitive and basic skill areas and can be administered in a relatively limited amount of time. Since the entire battery is standardized the end results are directly comparable for all test areas and can be related to the level of the students at the time of entering high school.

Why does Brother Rice require the HSPT?

  • It is a strong predictor of a student’s success in high school and on college entrance exams. For aspiring college students, it is beneficial to get a picture of how a student will score on the ACT/SAT as early as 8th grade.
  • The test evaluates all students equally and on a level playing field. Each year, Brother Rice admits students from over 49 middle schools across the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Each school has its own curriculum, grading scales, etc.  The HSPT is the one element through the enrollment process that is the same for all students.
  • Given the current environment with COVID, Brother Rice High School wants to use every available tool, including the entrance exam, to ensure your son is placed in the appropriate courses and establish his future academic success. 
  • The test prepares Brother Rice students for the more rigorous assessments they will receive in high school and college. The HSPT is very likely the most difficult test your son has met at this point in his academic career.

High School Placement Test

Any 8th grade applicant interested in attending Brother Rice must take the Brother Rice Entrance Exam. The tests are given at Brother Rice on the following dates:

November 19 from 8AM – 11:15AM

December 3 from 8AM – 11:15AM

January 7, 2023 from 8AM – 11:15 AM

February 4, 2023 from 8AM – 11:15 AM

The cost for the test is $50. 

To Register for the HSPT click here.