Apply 2017-2018

The application deadline for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten has passed.

The application deadline for Grades 1-12 has passed.

Kinkaid accepts applications one year prior to the date of expected entry. Natural entry points are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grade. Please select the grade level options below for specific grade application requirements. You may use the Admission Portal during the admission process to check the status of your application. Application forms are available in a section below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at (713) 243-5033.

Lower School

Pre-Kindergarten

The online application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI/WISC Results, Teacher Recommendation has passed.

Age Requirement – Candidates must be at least four years old by July 1 of the year they will enter Pre-Kindergarten, and they must not have turned five before June 1 of the year they will enter Pre-Kindergarten.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal
Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionnaire, Family Information, and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI
The WPPSI is scheduled weekdays through The Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10700 Richmond Ave., Suite #201. A payment of $200 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing.

Please note: The Kinkaid School Admission Office will only accept results from testers who have an established agreement to test candidates for admission on behalf of a peer Houston Area Independent School. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact our office at (713) 243-5033.

Step 4: Group Testing
All applicants will be invited to meet grade level teachers and spend some time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. These groups meet on assigned dates and times beginning in September.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before October 1, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, October 28, 2016.

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Recommendation Note: In order to give the teacher time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher this form before October 1, 2016. This form will be due Friday, October 28, 2016. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before October 1, 2016.

Kindergarten

The online application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI/WISC Results, Teacher Recommendation has passed.

Age Requirement – For Kindergarten, candidates must be at least five years old before July 1 of the year they will enter Kindergarten, and they must not have turned six before June 1 of they year they will enter Kindergarten.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal
Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionnaire, Family Information and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI
The WPPSI is scheduled weekdays through The Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10700 Richmond Ave., Suite #201. A payment of $200 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing.

Please note: The Kinkaid School Admission Office will only accept results from testers who have an established agreement to test candidates for admission on behalf of a peer Houston Area Independent School. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact our office at (713) 243-5033.

Step 4: Group Testing
All applicants will be invited to meet grade level teachers and spend some time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. These groups meet on assigned dates and times beginning in January.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation

The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before Friday, December 2, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, January 20, 2017.

Kindergarten Teacher Recommendation Note: In order to give the teacher time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher this form before December 1, 2016. This form will be due Friday, January 20, 2017. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before December 1, 2016.

Grades 1 - 4

The online application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI/WISC Results, Teacher Recommendation and Transcript (3rd & 4th only) has passed.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal

Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionaire, Family Information, and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI / WISC
The WPPSI / WISC is scheduled weekdays through the Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10700 Richmond Ave., Suite #201. A payment of $200 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing.

Please note: The Kinkaid School Admission Office will only accept results from testers who have an established agreement to test candidates for admission on behalf of a peer Houston Area Independent School. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact our office at (713) 243-5033.

  • Grade 1: WPPSI
  • Grades 2 - 4: WISC

Step 4: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before December 1, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, January 6, 2017.

Teacher Recommendation Note: In order to give the teacher time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher this form before December 1, 2016. This form will be due Friday, January 6, 2017. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before December 1, 2016.

Step 5: Group Testing
All applicants will be invited to meet grade level teachers and spend some time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. These groups meet on assigned dates and times beginning in January.

Step 6: Transcript (Grades 3 & 4 only)
Complete and send the online Transcript Release form to the school your child currently attends. Transcripts must include grades from the two previous academic years and the current fall semester or first trimester.

Please note our deadlines for the Application Materials. Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 6, 2017 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Middle & Upper School

Grade 5

The application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials (ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and Transcript) has passed.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal
Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionnaire, Family Information, Student Short Answers and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) offers online registration or you may use a paper mail-in registration form. The testing fee of $105 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 7, 2017, for students applying to Grades 5 – 8. Check in time is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of testing, testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., and students will be dismissed by 12:00 p.m. The deadline to register for our testing date is Saturday, December 17, 2016.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office.

Step 4: Recommendations
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before Friday, December 2, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Teacher Recommendation Note: In order to give the teacher time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher this form before Friday, December 2, 2016. This form will be due Friday, January 13, 2017. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Friday, December 2, 2016.

Step 5: Group Testing
All applicants will be invited to meet grade level teachers and spend some time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. These groups meet on assigned dates and times beginning in January.

Step 6: Transcript
Complete and send the online Transcript Release form to the school your child currently attends. Transcripts must include grades from the two previous academic years and the current fall semester or first trimester.

Please note our deadlines for the Application Materials. Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grades 6 - 8

The application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials (ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and Transcript) has passed.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal
Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionnaire, Family Information, Student Short Answers and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) offers online registration or you may use a paper mail-in registration form. The testing fee of $105 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 7, 2017, for students applying to Grades 5 – 8. Check in time is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of testing, testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., and students will be dismissed by 12:00 p.m. The deadline to register for our testing date is Saturday, December 17, 2016.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office.

Step 4: Interview
Each candidate for Grades 6 – 8 will have an interview with a member of the Admission Committee. After submitting the application, a faculty member assigned to the candidate will contact you by telephone or email to set a mutually agreeable time for the student interview.

Step 5: Recommendations
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before Friday, December 2, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Grades 6 - 8 Math and English Teacher Recommendations: In order to give the teacher(s) time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher(s) this form before Friday, December 2, 2016. This form will be due Friday, January 13, 2017.

Step 6: Transcript
Complete and send the online Transcript Release form to the school your child currently attends. Transcripts must include grades from the two previous academic years and the current fall semester or first trimester. Transcripts are due by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Please note our deadlines for the Application Materials. Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grades 9 - 12

The application deadline has passed.

The deadline for application materials (ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and Transcript) has passed.

Step 1: Create a profile in the Admission Portal
Click purple button above.

Step 2: Complete the Application
After clicking the button, follow the steps in the online application. In the Admission Portal you will need to complete the Parent Questionnaire, Family Information, Student Short Answers and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

Step 3: Testing – Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) offers online registration or you may use a paper mail-in registration form. The testing fee of $105 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 7, 2017, for students applying to Grades 9 – 12. Check in time is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of testing, testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., and students will be dismissed by 12:00 p.m. The deadline to register for our testing date is Saturday, December 17, 2016.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office.

Step 4: Interview
Each candidate for Grades 9 - 12 will have an interview with a member of the Admission Committee. After an application for admission has been received, a faculty member assigned to the candidate will contact you by telephone or email to set a mutually agreeable time for the student interview.

Step 5: Recommendations
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors. We ask that you do not give the teacher recommendation forms to your child's instructors before Friday, December 2, 2016. The forms are expected to be sent directly from the instructors to the Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Grades 9 - 12 Math and English Teacher Recommendations: In order to give the teacher(s) time to get to know your applicant better, we ask that you not give the teacher(s) this form before Friday, December 2, 2016. This form will be due Friday, January 13, 2017.

Step 6: Transcript
Complete and send the online Transcript Release form to the school your child currently attends. Transcripts must include grades from the two previous academic years and the current fall semester or first trimester. Transcripts are due by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Please note our deadlines for the Application Materials. Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 13, 2017 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.