Admission Process and Information for New Applicants:
The process starts with a visit to our campus where you will learn more about our programs. To schedule a visit, please contact the school office at 713.782.4022 to set up a time and date.
You may start the application process before or after visit at the "apply online" link.
Preschool 3 to 8th grade applicants: Classroom visits and testing and assessments are scheduled with the Admissions Director for families applying to Preschool 3 through 8th grade. Families will meet with the Headmaster prior to final acceptance.
Preschool 3 and Pre-K 4 - After the application is submitted, children meet will meet with the classroom teacher for a basic knowledge assessment. This visit allows the teacher to get to know each child on a more personal level.
Kindergarten and First grade - Once the application is submitted, a classroom visit will be scheduled. The teachers will work one-one-one with each child during that visit to assess reading and math skills, motor skills, and following directions. Meeting the teacher in the classroom helps the children to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. The visit is scheduled with the admission office.
Second through Fourth grade - Applicants visit the classroom for a day after the application is submitted. The visit day includes an assessment by the teacher in reading and math. Spending a day in the classroom also gives each child the opportunity to see first-hand what the classroom environment is like, and to meet current students who will be in the class. This visit is scheduled with the admission office.
Fifth through Eighth grade - Applicants are required to take the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE). Parents must register online with ISEE and may take the exam at any location offering the ISEE. To learn more visit the following link for information and testing locations. ISEE Information
Application Deadline: The application deadline for new families is February 1, however, applications are accepted after that date if space is available. Families are welcome to apply earlier than February (online applications are available beginning in November)
Acceptance: Students applying by the February 1 deadline will receive notification of acceptance no later than the Friday before Spring Break. Acceptances are sent electronically and include instructions on how to complete the enrollment process online.
Common Reply Date: After being accepted into Memorial Lutheran School's program, families have until April 3, 2020, to sign the enrollment contract and pay the enrollment fee. Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS) adheres to a Common Reply Date (schools cannot require a family to sign their contract until that specified date). The Common Reply Date is usually the first week of April, but may vary based on the calendar. Once the enrollment contract is completed, your child will officially be enrolled as a student.
Infant and Early Start applicants: Call and speak with the Early Childhood Director, Mrs. Tiffanie Conchola, who will indicate space availability. Personal tours are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Infant Program - Apply online, and pay the $75 application fee. On the application you will indicate your desired start date and discuss the guaranteed space policy with the director.
Early Start - Apply online, and pay the $75 application fee. Once accepted, you will receive an email with instructions on completing the online enrollment packet. The required enrollment fee is due at that time.
Application and Enrollment Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please see the "required forms" page for information on what paperwork is required.