Important Notice: St. Thomas' Episcopal will continue to accept applications for all grades on a space available basis. Please contact Jennifer Crosthwait, Director of Admission, for more information: 713-559-1621
We are pleased you are thinking about applying to St. Thomas' Episcopal (STE) and understand that the admission process can sometimes seem a bit daunting. We hope to help you by giving you clear steps to follow. Below we have listed the application steps, important deadlines and links to all of the forms you will need. An overview of the STE admission requirements, dates and fees can found HERE.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning August 1st. If you are interested in applying for a future year, please email the Admission Office so that we can add you to our admission mailing list.
The priority deadline for submitting an application is February 1. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space available basis. The program is selective, admission standards are high, and only fully qualified students are accepted.
Step 1: Complete the application form
Receipt of the signed application form and application fee of $150.00 initiates the application process. In order to have time to complete all of the steps in the admission process in time for our regular decision date*, we need to receive the application form by February 1. If it is after this date, please contact the Admission Office for availability at your desired grade level.
There are 2 ways to complete the application form. You may:
· Submit the hard copy of the Application Form we send you
Students entering our Bridge and Kindergarten program are required to attend attend a play date and testing session. Click HERE for details
Students entering grades 1-4 are required to submit Otis-Lennon School Availability Test (OLSAT) scores. Applicants may submit OLSAT scores from another testing location, or be tested at STE. Click HERE for details.
Students entering grades 5-12 will need to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Applicants may test at any school administering the ISEE, but scores must be sent to STE using our school code 443433. For more information about the ISEE, and to register for an upcoming test date, go to http://www.iseetest.org/.
Step 3: Provide a complete transcript from current school
The Transcript Release Form should be submitted to your child's current school at the end of the first semester so that their first semester grades are included in the records the school sends to us. The school should send the complete transcript, including a copy of the transcript release form, directly to STE by February 14.
Students entering grades 6-12 are required to submit two teacher recommendations. The Teacher Recommendation Forms (Math and English) should be given to your child's current Math and English teachers in December. If your child has one teacher then we suggest that a teacher from the prior year submit the second recommendation form.
Teachers should complete and return the recommendation forms directly to STE by February 14.
Step 5: Family interview with a member of the Admission Committee
After we have received your child's completed application form and fee, we will contact you to schedule a family interview on campus. SKYPE interviews will be offered to families living beyond the Houston area. Appointments are made during school hours and must be completed by our Application Material Deadline for priority admission consideration. The student, and one or both parents, should attend the interview.
*Decision letters will be sent during early March to each candidate who has a complete file. If your file is incomplete, or you make application after the published deadlines, the Admission Committee will make decisions as it is able.