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The admission process at St. Mark's is designed to help us get to know you and your child personally. Members of our Admission Team will be your personal guides throughout the application process, providing you step by step guidance and answering any questions that may arise. Please click here to request more information and be contacted by a member of the St. Mark’s admission team.

We recommend prospective families submit an application for admission the fall preceding the year of intended enrollment. Learn more about Admission Dates and Deadlines. St. Mark’s uses an online application system called OnBoard to organize all admission applications, registration forms, and more. Admission decisions are not made based on application date; however, it is important that families complete and submit an application by the January deadline to be considered in the first round of admission offers. Supplemental admission materials must be received by the February deadline at our office at: 3816 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025.

Admission decisions for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent by email on March 10, 2020. The deadline to respond to an admission offer is April 3, 2020. It is important that families complete and submit an application by the January deadline to be considered in the first round of admission offers. The admission file must be completed by February 1, 2020.

Admission Process By Grade

Preschool 2s

The Preschool 2s program is designed for children who are two years of age by August 1. Children in the Preschool 2s program will be two-turning-three throughout the school year.

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Applicants must be two years of age by August 1.

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

Skills Checklist and/or Progress Reports
If your child is enrolled in an early childhood program, copies of any school-issued skills checklists and/or progress reports issued by the program are required by February 1. 

Family Interview
A family interview with both parents and the child is required for all applicants to the Preschool 2s. Interviews typically last approximately a half-hour to 45 minutes and occur between late December and early February.

Preschool 3s

The Preschool 3s program is designed for children who are three years of age by September 1. Children in the Preschool 3s program will be three-turning-four throughout the school year.

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Applicants must be three years of age by September 1.

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

Skills Checklist and/or Progress Reports
If your child is enrolled in an early childhood program, copies of any school-issued skills checklists and/or progress reports issued by the program are required by February 1. 

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to the Preschool 3s. The group observation typically lasts an hour and will be held the morning of Saturday, February 8, 2020. During the visit, children will visit a classroom for centers activities, circle time, and work with teachers while parents attend a Q&A session.

Pre-K

The Pre-K program is designed for children who are four years of age by September 1.

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Applicants must be four years of age by September 1.

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

Skills Checklist and/or Progress Reports
If your child is enrolled in an early childhood program, copies of any school-issued skills checklists and/or progress reports issued by the program are required are required by February 1. 

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to Pre-K. The group observation typically lasts an hour and a half and will be held the morning of Saturday, February 8, 2020. During the visit, children will visit a classroom for centers activities, circle time, and work with teachers while parents attend a Q&A session.

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program is designed for children who are five years of age by September 1.

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Applicants must be five years of age by September 1.

Admission Testing
The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) test is required for all Kindergarten applicants. St. Mark’s recommends testing through Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS); the testing session cost is $290. WPPSI results should be submitted to the Admission Office by February 1. 

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

Skills Checklist and/or Progress Reports
If your child is enrolled in an early childhood program, copies of any school-issued skills checklists and/or progress reports issued by the program are required are required by February 1. 

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to Kindergarten. The group observation typically lasts an hour and a half and will be held the morning of Saturday, January 25, 2020. During the visit, children will visit a classroom for centers activities, circle time, and work with teachers while parents attend a Q&A session. 

1st Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. 

Admission Testing
The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) test is required for all 1st Grade applicants. St. Mark’s recommends testing through Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS); the testing session cost is $290. WPPSI results should be submitted to the Admission Office by February 1. 

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

School Records
Copies of any school-issued report cards, progress reports and/or skills checklists for the previous two years are required by February 1 as a part of the admission process.

Group Observation
An on campus group observation is required for all 1st grade applicants. The group observation typically lasts an hour and a half and will be held the afternoon of Saturday, January 25, 2020. During the visit, children will participate in classroom activities and work individually with teachers while parents attend a Q&A session. 

2nd through 4th Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. 

Admission Testing
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) test is required for all applicants to 2nd through 4th Grade. St. Mark’s recommends testing through Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS); the testing session cost is $290. WPPSI results should be submitted to the Admission Office by February 1. 

Teacher Recommendation Form:
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

School Records
Copies of any school-issued report cards, progress reports, and standardized test results for the previous two years are required by February 1 as a part of the admission process.

Group Observation
An on campus group observation is required for all 2nd through 4th grade applicants. The group observation typically lasts an hour and a half and will be held the afternoon of Saturday, January 25, 2020. During the visit, children will participate in classroom activities and work individually with teachers while parents attend a Q&A session. 

5th Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. 

Admission Testing
St. Mark’s requires the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for all applicants to 5th Grade. To register for this test, visit www.iseetest.org. St. Mark’s ISEE school code is 447585. ISEE results should be submitted to the Admission Office by February 1. 

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s) and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

School Records
Copies of any school-issued report cards, progress reports, and standardized test results for the previous two years are required by February 1 as a part of the admission process.

Student Statement
Once your child’s application is processed, he or she will be asked to complete an online Student Statement within the Application Checklist. This form will be completed and submitted online.

Student Visit
An on-campus student visit is required for all applicants to 5th Grade. Applicants will visit in small groups and spend a half-day on campus. Our Middle School group visits will be held in the early spring.

6th through 8th Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment. To be considered in the first round of admission decisions, apply by the January 1 application deadline.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. 

Admission Testing
Admission testing is required for all applicants to 6th through 8th Grade. St. Mark’s requires the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). To register for this test, visit www.iseetest.org. St. Mark’s ISEE school code is 447585. ISEE results should be submitted to the Admission Office by February 1. 

Math Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed math teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current math teacher and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

English Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed English teacher recommendation form is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current English teacher and submitted to the Admission Office by February 1.

School Records
Copies of any school-issued report cards, progress reports, and standardized test results for the previous two years are required by February 1 as a part of the admission process.

Student Statement
Once your child’s application is processed, he or she will be asked to complete an online Student Statement within the Application Checklist. This form will be completed and submitted online.

Student Visit
An on-campus student visit is required for all applicants to 6th through 8th Grade. Applicants will visit in small groups and spend a half-day on campus. Our Middle School group visits will be held in the early spring.

Admission Policy

The St. Mark’s Episcopal School Admission Committee seeks to enroll well-motivated children who are a strong match for our academic programs. The admission process is designed to assess readiness and predict success of applicants while providing families and students an opportunity to explore the mission and goals of our private school. Priority consideration is given to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church members, siblings of current St. Mark’s students, and children of St. Mark’s alumni. The need to balance classes by gender is of additional consideration.

St. Mark’s Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Contact Admission

Amanda Duplantis

Amanda Duplantis

Director of Admission
Leadership
Erika Schoemann

Erika Schoemann

Advancement Associate
Office Staff