Saso HSPT Prep Testimonials


2022 Student Video Review

Fun and gets the outcome

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2022

My son Ilesh did the summer program in 2021 and took HSPT in Jan 2022. Brian and his family made the process fun despite not being in the room together (hearing your teenager say it was fun is like seeing a rainbow in the sky)! The process was very well organized: packets with worksheets were shipped earlier, multiple reminders about the classes were sent etc. Brian was always responsive when I had questions.

Ilesh made it to all the high schools he applied. Thank you to the Saso team!

Sruti P

Congratulations to our Students!

Hannah P.
Presentation Class of 2026

Katarina W.
Notre Dame Class of 2026

Stefano G.

Stefano G.
Bellarmine Class of 2025

Liam H.

Liam H.
Bellarmine Class of 2025

Angel Torres

Angel T.
Mitty  Class of 2025

Gavin Butler

Gavin B.
Bellarmine Class of 2025

Thomas Lutsky

Thomas L.
Bellarmine Class of 2025

Kelly C., Notre Dame Class of  2021 • Cailin L., St. Francis Class of 2021 
Amanda N., Notre Dame Class of 2021 

Student Testimonials

What I liked best about the online HSPT prep course is how much I learned for every subject and the tips I got for studying and applying to Catholic high schools. I also liked that the teachers gave us binders, and I got a lot of materials and exercises to study more for the HSPT. This class helps students find out how they will do on the test and what areas they can improve on. My HSPT scores will definitely improve because of this class. I enjoyed the class and I found it very helpful and useful.

—Anishka V.


I think the thing that I liked the most was the teachers because they explained things so clearly and taught us many different things.

—Zachary Z.


From the online HSPT prep course I learned a lot more than I learned all year, because you gave me very good tips, strategies, and shortcuts. You’re awesome teachers.

—Helena V.


I would definitely recommend this class because it is very useful for eighth grade and would really help students understand language rules more and would help improve math without a calculator.

—Tia F.


What I liked best about the online HSPT prep course is everything. Especially the way everything is so organized. I would recommend the class to others because it gets you prepared for the HSPT and it’s fun along the way.

—April C.


My scores improved tremendously.

—Will W.

Parent Testimonials

My son really liked the class today and thought it was very eye-opening. Much to my surprise, he actually thanked me for signing him up for the “extra school.” I’m really glad he could join the class all the way from the East Coast. The course did a great job shoring up gaps in his middle school curriculum so that he would not only achieve over 90th percentile overall, but also earn good scores across all subject areas. I would highly recommend this class to anyone!

—Paul P.


We are VERY happy with your classes. The course has been really helpful for our daughter, and the material is excellent!

—Angelica G.


Our son has steadily improved each week; I’m so proud of him! He’s definitely learned a lot and it shows. Thank you for helping him to prepare; it’s made a difference. He’s much more confident.

—Kathryn L.


Hats off to your group for doing a terrific job with the prep course. You kept our daughter engaged and truly motivated to do her work and stay committed. 

—Jean L.


Your program helped tremendously! The kids may be good, but they don’t have any idea about how to handle competitive test-taking, time management, and the various types of questions found on the HSPT. I feel that your program prepared my son perfectly, as Saso is the only prep that he did.

—Surbhi V.


Thanks so much for helping our daughter. She soared after taking your class and felt very confident on the day of the HSPT. She could not have gotten into Mitty without your help!

—Kristin O.

Student Success Story

Mr. Saso and team,

My son, Jack, got his HSPT scores back with his acceptance letters on Monday.


On Jack’s very first assessment at the beginning of your course, he scored:

Verbal (36/60 or Below Average)

Quantitative (39/52 or just Above Average)

Reading (41/62 or Below Average)

Math (57/64 or just in the Superior range)

Language (34/60 or just in the Average range)


He was very disappointed in himself and I spoke with Mr. Saso on the phone who encouraged Jack to stay focused on the course materials and see how he did on the next set of tests. He did so and continued to see improvement.


At the close of your course, he scored:

Verbal (56/60 or Superior)

Quantitative (51/52 or Superior)

Reading (54/62 or Above Average)

Math (61/64 or Superior)

Language (46/60 or Above Average)


Your summary report said that if he did a little more work, he could score in the high 90th percentile on the test. His goal was to score in the Superior range in all 5 categories so, using your materials, he kept working.

He was successful! Jack scored in the Superior range for all 5 categories with a perfect score in math. Using the NP (National Percentile):

Verbal (94th percentile)

Quantitative (96th percentile)

Reading (95th percentile)

Math (99th percentile)

Language (98th percentile)

Total composite score: 99.9th percentile


We sincerely appreciate the Saso program – it really prepared him for the exam, and we think he will carry those test taking strategies forward. Perhaps most powerfully, he had the experience of NOT doing well and working hard to see improvement to ultimately getting the score he wanted. 



Erin G. (and Jack who is Bellarmine bound)