High School Placement and Support

With over 50 high school options in the Baltimore area, the high school placement process can be an overwhelming one. In order to support our students and families in finding the best schools, KTC uses both qualitative and quantitative data from our alumni to create a list of High Schools that our alumni have attended. We believe the schools on this list do a better job of preparing students for college success.

APPLICATIONS and TESTS

HSPT (High School Placement Test): This test is required for admission to a Catholic School. The test is administered in December and families are able to select the location their student would like to test in that best fits their needs. The cost for the HSPT is $40.

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam): This test is required for admission to an Independent school. The test is administered in January at KIPP. The cost for ISEE will be determined during the school year.

FINANCIAL AID: Preparing for the cost of private high school

To determine the amount of financial support families will need, schools require that you complete an online financial aid application using one of the systems below. Please have your most recent taxes (federal and state), W2’s and any other income documents handy. You can also access the specific school’s financial aid system by going to their financial aid page.

Financial aid application system: SSS

Schools that use this system: Boys Latin • Bryn Mawr School • Church Farm • Gilman School • McDonogh School • Park School • Roland Park Country School • St. Paul’s School • St. Paul’s School for Girls • St. Timothy’s

Financial aid application system: FACTS

Schools that use this system: Archbishop Curley • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School • Loyola Blakefield • Mercy High School • Mount Saint Joseph • Notre Dame Preparatory • The Catholic High School

Financial aid application system: TADS

Schools that use this system: Friends School

Financial aid application system: FAST

Schools that use this system: Institute of Notre Dame

Financial aid application system: Smart Aid

Schools that use this system: Calvert Hall College High School

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