Admission Process

The Admissions Office recommends prospective families submit an application for admission the fall preceding the year of intended enrollment. For information specific to our Preschool Program, please click here.

January 15
Priority Application Deadline: Applications submitted after this date will be considered based on availability of space.

February 1
Deadline to complete applicant files. This includes submission of test results, school records, teacher recommendation(s), and completion of family interview.

Mid-March
Admissions decisions are sent to students applying by the priority deadline.

Click on the steps below for detailed information.

Step 1: Submit the admissions application

Visit stes.org and click on the Admissions tab to complete an online application. The priority deadline for submitting applications is January 15.

Step 2: Register for a placement test

• If applying to K-Bridge, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, go to catstexas.com to register for testing by December 1.

• If applying to grades 5th and higher, go to iseetest.org to register for testing by December 1. Applicants may test at any school administering the ISEE, but scores must be sent to STE using our school code (443433).

Step 3: Submit Transcripts

The transcript release form should be submitted to your child’s current school in early December so that their first semester grades are included in the official records the school sends STE.

Step 4: Provide Recommendation(s)

• If applying to K-Bridge, Kindergarten1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th, only one teacher recommendation is required.

• If applying to 6th or higher, two teacher recommendations (one from a Math teacher and one from an English teacher) are required. The two teacher recommendation forms should be given to your child’s current Math and English teachers in early December. Click here to access these forms.

Step 5: Family Interview

After submission of your child’s completed admissions application, you may schedule a family interview on campus by calling the Admissions Office at 713.666.3111. The applicant and one or both parents should attend the interview.

Please Note
For files completed after the published deadlines, the Admissions Committee will render decisions as it is able provided that available space remains in the desired grade of entry.

If applying for need-based financial aid, fill out a confidential application online by March 1. Should you have questions or plan to apply after the deadline, contact the Financial Office at 713.666.3111.

Admissions at a Glance

Download our Admission Requirements, Dates and Fee Schedule.