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Review the following information for admission to St. Thomas High School, Houston’s premier all male, college preparatory high school. Learn more about St. Thomas High School’s admission requirements, note important dates, RSVP to upcoming events, and more.

FRESHMAN APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
2024-2025 Freshman & Transfer applications will go live on August 1, 2023.

  1. St. Thomas High School Application
  2. Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE)
  3. Middle School Record
  4. Math and English Teacher Recommendations
  5. Student Statement
  6. Resume

TRANSFER APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. St. Thomas High School Application
  2. Standardized Test Scores (ISEE or PSAT)
  3. High School Transcripts
  4. Math and English Teacher Recommendations
  5. Student Statement
  6. Resume
  7. Student and Family Interview

Please Note: St. Thomas High School’s open admissions and financial aid policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, or similar factors.

The application is a two-part process. Fill out the demographic portion of the application, pay the application fee, and submit the application. Next, your portal will generate an admissions checklist for you to keep track of all the items you must submit before your son’s application is complete. The checklist must be completed by January 31, 2024.

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2023

  • Incoming Freshman & Transfer Applications go Live

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2023

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Testing
  • St. Thomas School Code is #571055

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2023

  • Open House

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Testing
  • St. Thomas School Code is #571055

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2024

  • Complete Freshman Application Deadline
    • We will accept supporting documentation until the end of the month (Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, and Student Statement)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2024

  • Complete Blackbaud Financial Aid Management Application and be in the “Verified Status.”
    • Most recent tax return information and supporting documentation must be received by Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (do not send any information directly to STH)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2024

  • All supporting documents must be submitted

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024

  • Admissions Decision Day

MID-MARCH 2024

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Award notifications will be sent to admitted families

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

  • New Eagle Welcome

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2024

  • Common Reply Day

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024

  • Priority Transfer Application Deadline
    • Last day to submit the Priority Transfer Application and supporting admissions documents (Transcripts, Letters of recommendation, Resume, and Student Statement)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024

  • Freshman Registration Night

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

  • Freshman Placement Testing

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024

  • Complete Application (Freshman and Transfer) Deadline for the 2024-2025 Academic School Year

TRANSCRIPTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

To access the required recommendations and transcript request forms, please download copies from the following links and submit them to your school’s registrar after December 1, 2023. You may also send the recommendations directly to your teachers via your application portal.

Please do not request transcripts until after the fall semester has ended. It is very important that your current grade’s transcript reflect a complete semester. We must receive these completed documents directly from your current school by the January 31, 2024 deadline.

St. Thomas High School has chosen to provide the Houston Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Recommendation forms; however, St. Thomas High School will accept the HAIS recommendation forms or the Catholic High School Recommendation forms that other high schools provide.

ENTRANCE EXAM

St. Thomas High School requires all freshman and sophomore applicants to take the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE) and submit their score as part of the application process.

ISEE REGISTRATION

  • The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) will be offered at St. Thomas High School on Saturday, November 11, 2023 and Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 8:00 am. Pre-registration is required to take the test at St. Thomas High School, please register at ISEE REGISTRATION (iseeonline.erblearn.org).
  • If you are interested in taking the exam here at St. Thomas High School on either date, please use our school code #571055 for easy registration. As the date gets closer, St. Thomas High School will provide more information.
  • If not taking the ISEE at St. Thomas High School, please be sure to include St. Thomas High School as a score recipient. Our school code is #571055.

RESOURCES

High school selection is a significant step in a student’s academic journey. It involves choosing the right school that aligns with their educational aspirations, interests, and personal growth goals. These resources serve as a comprehensive guide that explores the high school admissions process, provides strategies for evaluating high schools, suggests questions to ask on campus tours, and more. The articles below provide prospective students and families with a wealth of knowledge to assist them in the high school selection process.

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LEARNING ENRICHMENT CENTER

The LEC is a free resource for all students and is open daily during school hours and for extended lunches for students to seek assistance, conduct independent research, study, and work collaboratively. Full-time LEC specialists provide tutoring in math, science, writing, and world languages as well as support for the development of executive functioning skills.

The St. Thomas High School Learning Enrichment Center facilitates the following classroom accommodations for students who meet the required criteria set forth by St. Thomas High School.

  • Preferential seating
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Extended time on quizzes and tests (up to 50% additional time)
  • Learning Ally use for audiobooks
  • Computer use for essay portions of tests

For more information about the documentation required upon enrollment to secure accommodations, please click here. If you have further questions, please visit our FAQ Page (Academic Support) or contact the LEC Director, Caroline McRoberts, at Caroline.McRoberts@sths.org or 713-864-6348 Ext. 161.

Please Note: St. Thomas High School’s open admissions and financial aid policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, or similar factors.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Dr. Maxwell M. HolmesDirector of Admissions
Maxwell.Holmes@sths.org  |  713-864-6348 Ext. 337

Claudia WalkerAssistant Director of Admissions
Claudia.Walker@sths.org  |  713-864-6348 Ext. 175

Jaren MurphyAssistant Director of Recruiting
Jaren.Murphy@sths.org  |  713-864-6348 Ext. 146

If you have any questions, you can visit our FAQ section or reach the Admissions Office at 713-864-6348 ext. 175 or Admissions@sths.org.

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