Required Testing

9th Grade Entrance Exam - Candidates for admission to Loyola’s 9th grade must take the High School Placement (HSPT) entrance exam. The testing is offered at each of the Archdiocesan high schools, and students are encouraged to take the test at a site nearest their home. You can find a list of the test locations, dates and times using the Catholic Schools tab on the Archdiocese of Baltimore web site. Loyola Blakefield will administer the test on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Register for the test using the HSPT registration online form. The $40 cost of the test can be paid online as part of the registration.

Sixth Grade Entrance Exam - the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE): Candidates for admission to Loyola’s 6th grade must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The testing is offered at a number of Baltimore area schools, and students may take the test at any time in the fall.  Loyola Blakefield will administer the test on Saturday, December 5, 2015. To register for the test at Loyola Blakefield, call the Admissions office at 443-841-3680 no later than November 21, 2015. You can find a list of additional test locations, dates and times and well as the online registration form on the ERB web site.  Test results must be received no later than January 15, 2016. 

Transfer Students: Loyola also welcomes applicants who may wish to transfer from their present school to our Middle School (7th and 8th grade) or our Upper School (9th, 10th, and 11th grade). Decisions are made for those grades on rolling basis as spaces become available. Admission testing is also required for those grades. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.