How to Apply

To ensure that an applicant is able to handle St. Thomas' challenging college preparatory curriculum, selective admissions decisions are based on:

  • Compatibility with the St. Thomas Community, including priority of choice in selecting STH
  • Results of the High School Placement Test
  • Overall junior high record (academic, behavioral and attendance)
  • Recommendations of junior high principal and teachers
  • Quality of application (essay, involvement in school activities)

Online Application & Fee

Click here for the 2016-2017 Online Application.

Please visit our Welcome Page to get an overview of this year's coming events.

In the meantime, work hard and do the best in your classes, branch out and explore new extracurricular activities, and above all enjoy your eighth grade year, it will pass quickly.

At any time, if you have any questions or concerns, you may call the Admissions office at 713-864-6348 x 100.

High School Placement Test

Click here to register and pay for the high school placement test.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The test will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 8:30-11:30 AM.

Transcripts & Recommendations

Download a copy of the following forms and submit them to your school after December 1. Please do not request transcripts until after the fall semester has ended.   We must receive these completed documents directly from your son's current school by the January 15 deadline, or if your school ends its fall semester in January, then within one week after the semester has ended. We must receive these completed documents directly from your son's current school by the January 15 deadline.

Transfer Students

The application process for transfers is similar to that for freshmen with a few exceptions. The first is that an applicant may substitute the PSAT for the HSPT. The second is that all applicants for 10th, 11th and 12th grade are personally interviewed when their application file is complete. Although the timeline for transfer students' applications does not follow the same deadlines as those for freshmen, we strongly recommend that transfer applicants complete their files as soon as is feasible. Available spaces in 10th, 11th and 12th grade classes are usually filled by the beginning of May.

Applicants for 10th grade who have not taken the HSPT must do so. Applicants for 11th and 12th grades must submit their 10th and 11th grade PSAT and SAT results.

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