Acceptance & Placement

Incoming freshmen interested in attending Elder High School or any Archdiocesan high school must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

The HSPT is offered at Elder and across the Archdiocese on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The cost is $30.00 which must be paid prior to the day of the test. Students should arrive at Elder by 8:00 A.M.; the test begins at 8:30 A.M. and will end around 12:30 P.M.  Click the button on this page to register!

Students may take the test at any Archdiocesan high school and have the option of sending their results to up to three different schools. To be eligible for scholarships at Elder, or for admission to our Honors Program, or for admission to Elder High School itself, prospective students completing the exam at another high school must indicate at the time of testing that they would like their results shared with Elder High School.

For students requesting accommodations during the HSPT, please forward your accommodation records (IEP/ISP/504/Accommodation Plan) to Elder's Admissions Office no later than November 5, 2021.

Make-up Test Date
In special cases where students are unable to test on Saturday, Elder offers a make-up HSPT date on the following Monday. Please contact our Admissions Office at 513-921-3429 with any questions or to register for the make-up test date.

HSPT Enrichment Opportunities

Elder High School offers HSPT enrichment camps over the summer for rising 8th graders as well as a "boot camp" a couple weeks prior to the official HSPT testing date. Both have track records of improving students' scores on HSPT practice tests and increasing their chances of merit-based scholarships. Click the button on this page to learn more!

For More Information

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  • Photo of Brian Hiles

    Mr. Brian Hiles 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Joseph Pieper

    Mr. Joseph Pieper 

    Admissions Coordinator
  • Photo of Beverly Lezcano Flaherty

    Mrs. Beverly Lezcano Flaherty 

    Hispanic Liaison/Admin. Asst.