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Be Confident on Exam Day

  • Sharpen your test-taking skills with 3 full-length practice tests--each of which features all five subtests that make up the HSPT (Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language)
  • Deepen your understanding by reviewing each test’s detailed answer explanations with expert advice and use the scoring rubrics to check your learning progress
  • Strengthen your knowledge with in-depth review covering all topics on the HSPT exam along with key strategies for success on each subtest
  • Reinforce your learning with hundreds of practice questions covering all tested topics, accompanied by detailed answers and explanations

Gain confidence with individual exam subtests in each chapter, clear examples and solutions, a Vocabulary chapter that helps enhance Verbal and Reading skills, and much more


Summer Online HSPT Course Benefits


✨This course will review all aspects of the HSPT test, beginning at the most basic level and then progressing through to the more difficult aspects of the test.
Digial Content will release on July 1st, with Zoom lessons beginning on or about July 15th. Classes are typically at 10a.m. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The HSPT Summer Fundamentals Course will meet online for ten sessions beginning on or about July 15. This is a ten-hour course which meets via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10am. All Zoom sessions will be recorded and posted to the class feed.
Each session will be about an hour. There is a final wrap up class on Friday, July 28th. There will be homework and an online quiz to take after each class. There will be vocabulary words to study as well.
Additionally, students will have access to a recorded library of videos for “hot button” questions and explanations of harder problems. 


What Our Student Have To Say About Our HSPT Course


Mr. Dugan’s HSPT class was a key reason why I was able to be accepted into Gonzaga. Before enrolling in his course, I was nervous and clueless about how to prepare for the HSPT. Thankfully, I chose to sign up for Mr. Dugan’s HSPT course. From the very first lesson, it was clear that Mr. Dugan was committed to helping each student succeed. His structured approach and comprehensive curriculum provided me with the tools and confidence I needed to tackle the exam. The techniques and strategies I learned in Mr. Dugan’s class were invaluable. Not only did they help me achieve a high score on the HSPT, but they also enhanced my overall test-taking abilities throughout high school. His lessons on time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving have been particularly beneficial, enabling me to perform well on various standardized tests and classroom exams. I am incredibly grateful for the skills and knowledge I gained from his class, which have continued to benefit me long after the test was over."


Rex Stinchcomb 25



Summer Online HSPT Course

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About The Instructor

John Dugan, a career educator, has over two decades of teaching and tutoring experience. He has taught SSAT and HSPT prep classes in person to hundreds of students in the Washington, DC area with great success. He is now bringing the best of the classroom to you online.

John is a committed educator and school leader. While there are many options available to you for such courses, John believes that his approach is rooted in the fundamentals of good teaching and learning and not in simply teaching the students “tricks.”

John feels blessed to have had the experiences that he has had. He has worked with the administrative team at Mater Dei, becoming assistant headmaster in 2015, but he has still been able to continue teaching, coaching, and advising the 8th graders as they prepare to enter high school. He has enjoyed increasing his knowledge of “Ed tech” and working with his SSAT and HSPT students.




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Our Testimonial

Edith Deborah



Creating and using flashcards was a turning point in my SSAT prep. The interactive approach made memorization easy and fun. I saw noticeable improvements in my vocabulary and math skills, which boosted my overall performance. This course's innovative techniques were instrumental in my SSAT success.


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David McMorris ‘24



Without the help of Mr. Dugan’s HSPT prep class, I don't know what I would’ve done the day of the HSPT. Not only did the class help me understand the material but it helped me gain confidence within myself to do well on the test. On the day of my HSPT, I wasn’t only ready but eager to take the test and I can only thank Dugan’s HSPT prep class for helping me along the way.


University of Pennsylvania 


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Esther Evenly



The flashcard program was a game-changer for my SSAT prep. It made studying fun and interactive, especially creating my own flashcards. This approach significantly improved my vocabulary and math skills. I felt much more confident and prepared for the exam after using these effective study tools.

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What Our Student Have To About Our HSPT Course


Mr. Dugan’s HSPT class was a key reason why I was able to be accepted into Gonzaga. Before enrolling in his course, I was nervous and clueless about how to prepare for the HSPT. Thankfully, I chose to sign up for Mr. Dugan’s HSPT course. From the very first lesson, it was clear that Mr. Dugan was committed to helping each student succeed. His structured approach and comprehensive curriculum provided me with the tools and confidence I needed to tackle the exam. The techniques and strategies I learned in Mr. Dugan’s class were invaluable. Not only did they help me achieve a high score on the HSPT, but they also enhanced my overall test-taking abilities throughout high school. His lessons on time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving have been particularly beneficial, enabling me to perform well on various standardized tests and classroom exams. I am incredibly grateful for the skills and knowledge I gained from his class, which have continued to benefit me long after the test was over."

What Our Student Have To About Our HSPT Course


Mr. Dugan’s HSPT class was a key reason why I was able to be accepted into Gonzaga. Before enrolling in his course, I was nervous and clueless about how to prepare for the HSPT. Thankfully, I chose to sign up for Mr. Dugan’s HSPT course. From the very first lesson, it was clear that Mr. Dugan was committed to helping each student succeed. His structured approach and comprehensive curriculum provided me with the tools and confidence I needed to tackle the exam. The techniques and strategies I learned in Mr. Dugan’s class were invaluable. Not only did they help me achieve a high score on the HSPT, but they also enhanced my overall test-taking abilities throughout high school. His lessons on time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving have been particularly beneficial, enabling me to perform well on various standardized tests and classroom exams. I am incredibly grateful for the skills and knowledge I gained from his class, which have continued to benefit me long after the test was over."