Future Lions

Placement Exam


  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 8 a.m.
  • Please contact Chris Bremner at or (224) 625-1256 with questions about the exam.
  • All 8th-grade students coming from a Catholic school will receive a $1,000 award for their freshman year. Please note students must test at Saint Viator to receive this offer. 


  • Students should arrive between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. For safety reasons, NO parents will be allowed into the building.
  • If sick on the day of the test, please call or email the school for the make-up test date information.
  • In case of inclement weather on test day, call the school's main number, (847) 392-4050, or check our website.
  • Students will finish the exam between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Students should bring the following:


  • The High School Placement Test (HSPT), written by Scholastic Testing Services (STS), measures a student's ability level and achievement levels in reading, mathematics, and language arts.
  • The HSPT test along with junior high teacher recommendations and other standardized testing will be considered when we place a student into courses for their freshmen year.


  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed on January 28, 2022.
  • Academic Scholarships: Students who score in the 90th percentile or higher nationally on our administration of the placement exam are automatically awarded the Saint Viator Scholar Scholarship at the following levels:
      • 97-99th percentile - $2,500 per year
      • 94-96th percentile - $1,500 per year
      • 90-93rd percentile - $1,000 per year
        • Renewal requires a minimum B average and good standing in the Viatorian Service Learning Program
        • Exam must be taken in-person at Saint Viator High School


  • Please print and complete the Parent Permission Release Form.
  • We will be offering test accommodations for students who qualify based on their IEP, 504 Plan, or psychoeducational testing. For more information, please contact Mrs. Erica Fuja. NOTE: All required forms and documentation must be received no later than November 15, 2021. Download form.


Special accommodations will be provided for students taking the placement exam. If your student normally receives accommodations on tests and would like to use accommodations on the placement exam, please complete the Request for Accommodations on the High School Placement Test Form. This form, along with your student's IEP, 504 plan or psychoeducational testing documenting a diagnosed learning difference, must be submitted to Mrs. Erica Fuja, Scanlan Center director, no later than November 15.

This information can be emailed to Mrs. Fuja at, mailed, or delivered to the Administration Office at Saint Viator High School. You will be notified by email prior to the test date if your child is approved for accommodations.

If you would like your child to be considered for admission to the Scanlan Program in the fall of 2022, but are not requesting accommodations for the placement exam, documentation must be submitted to Mrs. Fuja by December 15.

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.