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The online 2020-2021 application deadline for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten is Friday, September 27, 2019.

The online 2020-2021 application deadline for Grades 1-12 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

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 for 2020-21 Pre- Kindergarten is Friday, September 27, 2019.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI Results and Teacher Recommendation is Friday, October 25, 2019.

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
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Friday, September 27, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020-2021 school year.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI
The WPPSI is scheduled weekdays through The Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10615 Shadow Wood Dr., Suite 280. A payment of $250 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing. Testing results are due to our office by Friday, October 25, 2019.

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 Visit/Developmental Assessment
All applicants will be invited to a group visit where they will meet grade level teachers and spend time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. Applicants will also be scheduled for an individual developmental assessment. Group visits and developmental assessments will take place on assigned dates and times beginning in October.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendation is a confidential response from your child’s current instructors.

Teacher Recommendation Form

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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This form will be due Friday, October 25, 2019. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Please note: Application Materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by

Friday, October 25, 2019 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Kindergarten

The online application deadline for 2020-21 Kindergarten is Friday, September 27, 2019.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI Results and Teacher Recommendation is Friday, January 17, 2020.

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
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Friday, September 27, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020-2021 school year.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI
The WPPSI is scheduled weekdays through The Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10615 Shadow Wood Dr., Suite 280. A payment of $250 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing. Testing results are due to our office by Friday, January 17, 2020.

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 Visit/Developmental Assessment

All applicants will be invited to a group visit where they will meet grade level teachers and spend time in Kinkaid classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know our applicants in a small group setting. Applicants will also be scheduled for an individual developmental assessment. Developmental assessments will take place on assigned dates and times beginning in December. Group Visits will take place on assigned dates and times in January.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendation is a confidential response from your child’s current instructor.

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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Friday, January 17, 2020. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Monday, December 2, 2019.

Please note: Application Materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 17, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grades 1 - 4

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials - WPPSI/WISC Results, Teacher Recommendation and Transcript (3rd & 4th only) is Friday, January 10, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020-2021 school year.

Step 3: Testing – WPPSI / WISC
The WPPSI / WISC is scheduled weekdays through the Kinkaid Admission Office and administered at Education Specialists, located at 10615 Shadow Wood Dr., Suite 280. A payment of $250 is due to Education Specialists at the time of testing. Test results are due to our office by Friday, January 10, 2020.

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: Group Visit
A group visit is not applicable unless space becomes available.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendation is a confidential response from your child’s current instructor.

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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Friday, January 10, 2020. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Monday, December 2, 2019.

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. Transcripts are due by Friday, January 10, 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Friday, January 10, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Middle & Upper School

Grade 5

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials - ISEE Results, Teacher Recommendation, and Transcripts is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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 $125 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 11, 2020, for students applying to Grade 5. Check in time is at 8:15 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 21, 2019.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office. ISEE Test scores are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 4: Group Visit
A group visit is not applicable unless space for your child becomes available.

Step 5: Teacher Recommendation
The recommendation is a confidential response from your child’s current instructor.

Grade 5 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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Monday, December 2, 2019.

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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grade 6

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials- ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and Transcripts is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

 

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 $125 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 11, 2020, for students applying to Grade 6. Check in time is at 8:15 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 21, 2019.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office. ISEE Test scores are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

 

Step 4: Interview
Each candidate for Grade 6 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.

Grade 6 Math and English Teacher Recommendations: 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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The Kinkaid Admission Office cannot accept recommendations that are submitted before Monday, December 2, 2019.

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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

 

Grades 7 - 8

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials -ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and transcripts is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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 $125 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 11, 2020, for students applying to Grade 7-8. Check in time is at 8:15 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 21, 2019.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office. ISEE Test scores are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 4: Interview

An interview is not applicable unless space becomes available.

Step 5: Recommendations
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors.

Grades 7 - 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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grade 9

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials -ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and transcripts is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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 $125 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 11, 2020, for students applying to Grade 9. Check in time is at 8:15 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 21, 2019.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office. ISEE Test scores are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 4: Interview
Each candidate for Grade 9 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.

Grade 9 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 Monday, December 2, 2019. This form will be due Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

Grades 10 - 12

The online application deadline for 2020-21 is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The deadline for application materials -ISEE results, Teacher and Special Interest Recommendations, and transcripts is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 1: Create a profile
Click either the yellow or 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. The application must be completed by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in order to be considered for admission for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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 $125 is paid directly to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The ISEE test date at Kinkaid is Saturday, January 11, 2020, for students applying to Grade 10-12. Check in time is at 8:15 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 21, 2019.

*We will use, in its entirety, the most recent ISEE test submitted to our office. ISEE Test scores are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Step 4: Interview
An interview is not applicable unless space becomes available.

Step 5: Recommendations
The recommendations are confidential responses from your child’s current instructors.

Grades 10 - 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 Monday, December 2, 2019 This form will be due Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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 Wednesday, January 15 2020.

Please note: Application materials need to be forwarded to the Kinkaid Admission Office by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

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