Middle School

Applying to Classes 6-8

Class 6 is a natural entry point when approximately 50 places are offered.

A parent/guardian meeting is required for all applicant parents/guardians who do not have a child currently enrolled or a recent graduate of the School. A member of the Admission Office staff will contact you to schedule your parent/guardian meeting.

Please note that while you are able to take the ISEE twice, St. John's will only accept one ISEE score report. The report must come from a test date during the current admission cycle (August through January) and must be received by January 12. Please do not send more than one report. You are not required to take the ISEE at St. John's. Please choose a testing site and testing date that is convenient for your family.

Though Classes 7 and 8 are not natural entry points, one to two openings may occur at each class through attrition. At the end of the selection process, a small wait pool is created for each class in the event an opening occurs.

Applicants to Classes 6-8 are considered on the following criteria:
  • Teacher recommendations (math and English)
  • Academic record (mid-year report card and previous year's report card)
  • ISEE test results
  • Student interview
  • Writing sample/Applicant Questionnaire
  • Extracurricular recommendation (optional)

International Families and Out-of-Town Applicants

We look forward to working with families moving to Houston from other areas of the United States and other countries. We understand that the admission process may present some challenges given your circumstances. We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible so that we may assist you with the admission process.
Out of town families applying for Classes 2–11 can complete the process without coming to campus. All testing can be done out of state and we can help facilitate. Additionally, interviews and parent/guardian meetings can be completed over video chat.
Out of town families applying for Kindergarten and Class 1 need to be on campus for their individual evaluation. Kindergarten evaluations will be conducted on January 18, 20 and 23, so that travel arrangements can be made. Kindergarten applicants will receive notification in mid-September of your scheduled date and time. Class 1 evaluations will be conducted December 6 (last names A-K) and 13 (last names L-Z). We require out of town families for Kindergarten and Class 1 to have the WPPSI administered by CATS. If you have questions about this, please contact Tahra Peterson at 713-850-4119.

Since the WISC must be completed by December 15, out of town families for Classes 2-4 can schedule testing in their local area.

As a day school, St. John's policy requires that students reside with a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian. We do not offer a program for international students and do not issue I-20 visas.

Admission Calendar for 2024 Entry:

August 4 - Application opens
September 17 - Classes 6-8 Open House, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
September – January
- Candidate interviews for Classes 6-11 (application must be submitted prior to scheduling the interview)
November 11 - ISEE Testing for Classes 7-11, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Applicants are not required to take the ISEE at St. John's.)
December 1
 - Application deadline at 4:00 p.m. (Classes 5-11) 
December 9
- ISEE Testing for Classes 5-6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Applicants are not required to take the ISEE at St. John's.)
January 12 - Teacher recommendations, Applicant Questionnaire, Administrator's Recommendation, ISEE results, mid-year report card and previous year's report card due
March 8 - Admission decision notification

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