FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • When is the deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 school year?

    The application deadline for Kindergarten is September 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The application deadline for Grades 1-4 is November 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The application deadline for grades 5-12 is December 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
  • When is the best time to tour the campus?

    The best time to tour our campus is in the fall preceding the year you wish to enroll.  This timeframe will allow us to share the most current information about St. John’s prior to all application and testing deadlines.  St. John’s has Open Houses each fall for our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Prospective families can tour the campus, speak with faculty and students, and hear from the Director of Admission about the application process.  If you do not attend the Open House but still wish to see our campus, please contact our office to schedule a tour.
  • Can prospective students visit a class or spend a day at St. John's?

    We look forward to getting to know your child if they visit our campus for a tour or interview.  However, due to the large number of applicants, only students who are offered admission are given the opportunity to visit classes at St. John’s.  
  • If we choose to re-apply for admission, do we need to submit a new application this year?

    Yes. Students must apply each year that they wish to be considered for admission to St. John’s.  Please keep in mind that our natural entry points occur in Kindergarten, First, Sixth, and Ninth grades.  Openings in all other grades occur only through attrition.
  • How does having multiple children applying for different grades affect the admission process?

    Each candidate is considered for admission based on his or her own application and appropriateness of fit for St. John’s, regardless of siblings or relatives going through the process at the same time.
  • Does St. John's offer financial aid or scholarships?

    St. John’s has a generous need-based financial aid budget.  The admission process is need-blind, so applying for financial aid will not affect the school’s admission decision.  Please refer to "Affording St. John's" in our Tuition Information section for details on our financial aid offerings.
  • If we live outside of Houston, how do we handle the admission process?

    Individual arrangements for interviews and testing can be made for those who live out of town.  Please contact our office to coordinate the timing of your visit.
  • What is the best way to prepare for a testing day?

    We encourage you to consider the admission process as a way of finding the best school for your child.  As a result, we hope that your child will feel calm and relaxed throughout the process.  Keeping your family’s standard routine the night before testing will help ensure your child is well rested on testing day.
  • Where can I find information on the neighborhoods St. John's families come from?

    Our students come from many different neighborhoods in and around Houston.  We currently have families from over 63 different zip codes.