A private Episcopal school for primary through high school students in Houston, Texas

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The St. Francis admissions process varies by grade level, so please follow the guide below for each school’s application steps. To view a curriculum summary and appropriate contacts by division, view the Curriculum at a Glance documents for Primary School, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.

Primary School

Pre-Primary (2 years old by June 1)

  1. Online application and $100 fee
  2. Birth certificate (upload with application)
  3. Photo (upload with application)
  4. Parent visit, tour, or attend Admissions Preview
    • After submitting an inquiry or application, you may register for an Admissions Group Tour by logging into your portal account.
    • Tour registration is located among the other checklist items in the Admissions Application section.
  5. Teacher recommendation (if attended another school)
  6. Help Us Get to Know Your Child Questionnaire
  7. Digital copy of Custodial Agreement (if applicable)
  8. No assessment required
  9. Optional parent/child visit and observation appointment in January (45 minutes); scheduled by Admissions Office
Primary I (3 years old by June 1)

All application criteria listed above for Pre-Primary, plus:
  1. Student group visit and observation (45 minutes) appointment in January; scheduled by Admissions Office
  2. Progress report (if applicable)
  3. No assessment required

Primary II (4 years old by June 1)

All application criteria listed above for Pre-Primary and Primary I, plus:
  1. Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™; click here to register

Lower School (K–4)

Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1*)

  1. Online application and $100 fee
  2. Birth certificate (upload with application)
  3. Photo (upload with application)
  4. Parent visit, tour, or attend Admissions Preview
    • After submitting an inquiry or application, you may register for an Admissions Group Tour by logging into your portal account.
    • Tour registration is located among the other checklist items in the Admissions Application section.
  5. Student group visit and observation (2 hours) appointment in January; scheduled by the Admissions Office
  6. Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™; click here to register
  7. Teacher recommendation (if attended another school)
  8. Progress report/report card (if applicable)
  9. Help Us Get to Know Your Child Questionnaire
  10. Digital copy of Custodial Agreement (if applicable)

*preference given to children 5 years old by June 1

First Grade

All application criteria listed above for Kindergarten, plus:

  1. Student individual visit and observation (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) appointment in January; scheduled by the Admissions Office
  2. Transcript and any additional testing; Student Transcript Release is online

Second–Fourth Grade

All application criteria listed above for Kindergarten and First Grade, plus:

  1. Independent School Entrance Exam administered at St. Francis on Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • ISEE testing is at 9:00 a.m.
    • Exam registration instructions will be sent to applicants in these grade levels December 2017

Middle School (5–8)

Fifth–Eighth Grade

  1. Online application and $100 fee
  2. Birth certificate (upload with application)
  3. Photo (upload with application)
  4. Parent visit, tour, or attend Admissions Preview
    • After submitting an inquiry or application, you may register for an Admissions Group Tour by logging into your portal account.
    • Tour registration is located among the other checklist items in the Admissions Application section.
  5. Student individual visit/interview (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) appointment in January; scheduled by the Admissions Office
  6. Independent School Entrance Exam administered at St. Francis on Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • ISEE testing is at 8:30 a.m.
    • Exam registration instructions will be sent to Middle School applicants December 2017
  7. Math teacher recommendation
  8. English teacher recommendation
  9. Transcript and any additional testing; Student Transcript Release is online
  10. Help Us Get to Know Your Child questionnaire
  11. Digital copy of Custodial Agreement (if applicable)


Upper School (Grade 9)

Ninth Grade

  1. Online application and $100 fee
  2. Birth certificate (upload with application)
  3. Photo (upload with application)
  4. Parent visit or group tour
    • After submitting an inquiry or application, you may register for an Admissions Group Tour by logging into your portal account.
    • Tour registration is located among the other checklist items in the Admissions Application section.
  5. Student individual visit/interview (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) appointment in January; scheduled by the Admissions Office
  6. Independent School Entrance Exam administered at St. Francis on Saturday, January 20, 2018
  7. Math teacher recommendation
  8. English teacher recommendation
  9. Transcript and any additional testing; Student Transcript Release is online
  10. Help Us Get to Know Your Child questionnaire
  11. Student Short Answer; to be completed by student
  12. Special Interest Recommendation (optional)
  13. Founding Freshmen Letter of Recommendation (optional)
  14. Digital copy of Custodial Agreement (if applicable)

We accept applications for the 2018-19 school year between September 1, 2017 and December 6, 2017. After this deadline, we move to a rolling admissions process as space becomes available.

Important Dates:

    Rolling Admissions: Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis as space becomes available
    ISEE Testing: January 20, 2018
    File Completion Deadline: February 1, 2018
    Decisions E-mailed: March 8, 2018
    Common Reply Date: April 11, 2018

    Add these dates to your calendar.