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The admission process at St. Marks’ 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.

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 2019-2020 school year will be sent by mail on:

  • March 7, 2019, for Preschool 2s, Preschool 3s, and Pre-K
  • March 8, 2019, for Kindergarten through 8th grade 

The deadline to respond to an admission offer is April 12, 2019. 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 8, 2019.

Admission Process for Each Grade

Preschool 2s

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. To be eligible for the Preschool 2s program, applicants must be 2 years of age prior to June 1 of the entry year.

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).

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.

Family Interview
A family interview with both parents and the child is required for all applicants to the Preschool 2s. Interviews typically occur between late December and early February.

Preschool 3s

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. To be eligible for the Preschool 3s program, applicants must be 3 years of age prior to August 1 of the entry year.

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).

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.

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to the Preschool 3s. The group observation will be held on a Saturday in January or February.

Pre-Kindergarten

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. To be eligible for the Pre-K program, applicants must be 4 years of age prior to August 1 of the entry year.

Admission Testing
St. Mark’s requires the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) test for all Pre-Kindergarten applicants. This test is individually administered by an educational psychologist. Please contact the Admission Office for testing recommendations.

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).

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.

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to Pre-K. The group observation will be held on a Saturday in January or February.

Kindergarten

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Birth Certificate
Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. To be eligible for the Kindergarten program, applicants must be 5 years of age prior to August 1 of the entry year.

Admission Testing
St. Mark’s requires the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) test for all Kindergarten applicants. This test is individually administered by an educational psychologist. Please contact the Admission Office for testing recommendations.

Teacher Recommendation Form
A completed teacher recommendation form is required is required for all applicants currently enrolled in school. This form should be completed by your child’s current teacher(s).

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.

Group Observation
A group observation is required for applicants to Kindergarten. The group observation will be held on a Saturday in January or February.

1st Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Birth Certificate
A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required for admission.

Admission Testing
St. Mark’s requires the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) for all 1st Grade applicants. This test is individually administered by an educational psychologist. Please contact the Admission Office for testing recommendations.

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).

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

Group Observation
An on campus group observation is required for all 1st grade applicants. The group observation will be held on a Saturday in January or February.

2nd through 4th Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

Admission Testing
St. Mark’s requires the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) test for all applicants to grades 2 through 4. This test is individually administered by an educational psychologist. Please contact the Admission Office for testing recommendations.

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).

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

Group Observation
An on campus group observation is required for all applicants to grades 2 through 4. The group observation will be held on a Saturday in January or February.

5th Grade

Admission Application
Complete our online admission application and submit your $100 application fee payment.

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.

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).

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

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.

Admission Testing
Admission testing is required for all applicants to grades 6-8. 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.

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.

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.

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

Student Visit
An on-campus student visit is required for all applicants to grades 6 through 8. 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, 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, 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 Grace

Amanda Grace

Director of Admission
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