Admission Process

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 to attend Kindergarten. Assessments are given to all incoming Kindergartners to determine a starting point for learning.

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 to attend Kindergarten. Assessments are given to all incoming Kindergartners to determine a starting point for learning.

1) Complete the Application found [here] and submit application fee.

Rolling registration cycle begins in mid-January for the fall semester. Applications placed at the beginning of registration cycle are considered based on the following priority:
Priority 1: Siblings of currently enrolled families
Priority 2: Mary Immaculate Parish and St. Ann Parish members
Priority 3: Members from other Catholic Parishes
Priority 4: Non-Catholics

NOTE ON WAITLISTS: A complete and current registration form must be submitted to be place on a waitlist. Waitlists are only sustained for the school year during which you submit registration papers, so re-apply each year to remain on a waitlist.

If space is available in Grades 1 through 8, the Admissions Office may schedule a family interview after registration forms are reviewed. After the interview, the principal will make the admissions decision. Mary Immaculate School does not conduct academic testing to determine admissions for new students in grades 1-8.

If space is available in Grades 1 through 8, the Admissions Office may schedule a family interview after registration forms are reviewed. After the interview, the principal will make the admissions decision. Mary Immaculate School does not conduct academic testing to determine admissions for new students in grades 1-8.

2) Request information to be sent from the student's current school

Transcript: If applying to 1st through 8th grade, the student’s current school will need to send report cards, attendance, and conduct records. Click [here] for a transcript request form .

A New Student Information form should also be submitted to the student's current school for them to fax or mail back:

Click [here] if applying for Kindergarten.

Click [here] if applying for First Grade.

Click [here] if applying for Grades 2 through 8.

3) Accept Admission Offer.

Official copies of the following documents will be required before enrollment is complete:

  • birth certificate
  • immunization record
  • baptismal certificate (Catholic families only) 
  • legal custody agreement (if parents are separated or divorced)
  • if Kindergarten: completed Student Profile for Kindergarten Teacher's Use form, for use by the upcoming Kindergarten teacher

Students selected for admission must send notice of their intent to attend along with their registration fees and Smart Tuition form, as well as complete an online profile before enrollment is considered complete. Accepted families are required to sign up for the SmartTuition program, which manages tuition payments.

Catholic families who would like to register as parishioners at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church can do so [here].


If applying as an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

If your student is coming in from outside the U.S., we will need a copy of the F-1 Visa for your student in addition to the information requested in the application process. When enrollment is offered, we will contact you to get the info needed to apply for the I-20 (International Student Request Form). Please note that immunization records must be transcribed into English by clinic or physician.


Admission Standards

As per Texas state law, Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 to attend kindergarten.  If you have a child who will turn five in the summer prior to the beginning of the school year and you are unsure if your child is ready for kindergarten, talk with your preschool director.

For students applying for grades 1-8, the admissions staff reviews each applicant's completed registration packet. Students considered for entry will be those that, upon evaluation and review of the registration packet, meet all of the following criteria:

  • The student has the academic ability to be successful at MIS. To determine this, the admissions staff reviews standardized test scores, report card grades, and teacher recommendations. A student who is not passing all subjects may not be considered for admission.

  • The student has demonstrated history of appropriate motivation and effort. Determined by review of report card conduct/effort and teacher recommendation, the student must show attentiveness in class, consistently completed homework, and being prepared for class.

  • The student has consistently demonstrated cooperation with school rules and treats classmates and all school personnel with respect and kindness.  He/she has demonstrated good conduct and citizenship in class, halls, playground, cafeteria, on field trips, etc. A student who has been suspended or asked to leave any academic environment may not be considered for admission. To determine if a student meets this criterion, the admissions staff reviews the conduct and effort portion of the report card, teacher recommendations, observations of a student's behavior while on campus, and insights from the admissions interview.