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

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We invite you to contact the St. Francis Admissions Office by calling 713.458.6117, emailing Admissions@StFrancisHouston.org or submitting an online inquiry, should you have any questions about our school. Our admissions team is here to help.

Meet the Admissions Team

St. Francis Interim Head of Admissions Steven Scales

Steven Scales
Interim Head of Admissions
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This relatable adviser is the guiding light set to illuminate the path to higher education for our Upper School students. Steven Scales joined St. Francis in 2017 with nearly a decade of college counseling experience.

Mr. Scales received his master’s degree in education from Harvard University, where he trained in school leadership, educational testing, economics of colleges and universities, and financial resource management for nonprofits. His career in college counseling began on a high note at Episcopal High School when he was named a top 10 finalist for the Naviance Excellence in Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders in education who are preparing students for college and beyond.

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St. Francis Assistant Head of Admissions Kathryn Spinelli

Kathryn Spinelli '90
Assistant Head of Admissions
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If so, then Kathryn Spinelli's years as a St. Francis Spanish teacher—and today as assistant head of admissions—stand as the biggest compliment of all. A school alumna herself, Ms. Spinelli says she was fortunate to have wonderful teachers at St. Francis and The Kinkaid School growing up. “I wanted to make a difference in children's lives just as those teachers did in mine," she explains.

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St. Francis Assistant Head of Admissions Margaret Yerkovich

Margaret Yerkovich
Assistant Head of Admissions
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It’s with genuine warmth that Margaret Yerkovich welcomes prospective families to St. Francis as assistant head of admissions. The mom and former kindergarten teacher puts herself in the shoes of new faces on campus, actively engaging with parents and students to articulate the St. Francis educational model and philosophy.

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