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

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Lower School Admissions (Grades K–4)

St. Francis Episcopal Lower School students joyfully engage in rigorous academics, explore their creative talents through a multitude of enrichment classes, and develop a strong sense of self through our community-building and social-emotional philosophy. Our students are known and loved as they use their growth mindset to positively impact the world around them. 
Come explore the St. Francis Way for yourself!

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Kathryn Spinelli '90
Assistant Head of Admissions

We realize that sometimes families come to the decision to apply to St. Francis after the deadline. Therefore, you are still welcome to apply, and your child’s application will be considered on a rolling basis depending upon space availability and/or tuition assistance. Please reach out to our office to discuss your options.


How to Become a Lower School St. Francis Wolf


Complete First:
  • Online inquiry
  • Online application 
  • Demographic information
  • $100 application fee
  • Admissions information session
    • Families new to St. Francis must attend an information session. Current families do not need to attend, but are always welcome.
Next Steps:
  • Parent interview (scheduled by Admissions)
  • Parent questionnaire
  • Student questionnaire (completed by parent)
  • Upload birth certificate to the portal (kindergarten only)
  • Teacher recommendation form
  • Student observation (scheduled by Admissions)
  • Grades 1–4: Transcripts from the two previous academic years and current semester/trimester. 
  • Testing (optional-not required)
    • Grades K–1: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™(WPPSI); click here to register 
    • Grades 2–4: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V); click here to register 

Admissions timeline for 2020-21