The HSPT Prep Course program will focus entirely on preparing eighth grade girls for the November 20th and the December 4th placement test in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The program includes one 3-hour session. Students can earn better grades, score higher on the High School Placement Test, and earn scholarships. They will be more motivated and confident because they have the tools to succeed!
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Morning session: 8:00am - 11:00am
Afternoon session: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The course will be facilitated by Mrs. Zena Samona-Ibrahim ’96. Mrs. Ibrahim taught middle school science at Our Lady of Sorrows school, and has been instructing a prep course for the HSPT for over 17 years. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Mercy to prepare our prospective students for this exam. The course will focus on helping students acquire greater expertise in reading, verbal, math, and test taking skills. The subjects covered will include:
●       Reading comprehension and vocabulary
●       Grammar, usage, and writing skills
●       Algebraic operations
●       Problem solving
●       Time management
●       Test taking skills 
The course will cost $100 and will include a copy of "The Peterson’s Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exam." Snacks and water will be provided. Please complete registration form here2021 Mercy High School HSPT Prep Course.
Mail a check made payable to Zena Samona to the Mercy High School Admissions Office or Venmo: @Zena-Samona. Please put student’s name and Mercy HSPT in the comment.
Mercy High School Admissions Office
29300 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Contact Mrs. Zena Samona-Ibrahim for any questions at 248-804-1913 or

Eighth grade students interested in attending Mercy must take the High School Placement Test. Students can only take this test ONE time. Cost of the HSPT is $50. All students must register online to take the HSPT. Students have through the Thursday before each test to register or make changes online. 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
7:45am - 11:00am
Saturday, December 4, 2021
7:45am - 11:00am
*If you have an accommodation plan, please register on the 12/4 testing day and email Learning Support Specialist Amy Maida at
Test Day Information
  • The High School Placement test, measuring proficiency in English, reading, vocabulary, math, problem solving and science, is administered to eighth grade students. Test results and school records determine acceptance to Mercy High School. Students may only test one time.
  • There is a $50 fee to take the placement test. You may pay online via credit card with your registration. Payments via cash or checks payable to Mercy High School will be accepted testing day.
  • Please arrive at 7:30am for check-in and testing begins at 8:00am. Enter Mercy by doors nearest flagpole, 11 Mile side of school.
  • Have two sharpened #2 pencils.
  • A snack will be provided during the break.
  • NO calculators allowed.
  • If you have an accommodation plan, please email Learning Support Specialist Amy Maida at at least two weeks prior to testing date. Students requesting accommodations must have an application completed for Mercy High School.