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We are excited about your upcoming move to Houston! While Houston can be a hard, expansive place to visit, it is a fantastic place to live. We look forward to working with families moving to Houston from other areas of the United States and other countries. Our goal is that through the admissions process, parents and students alike are given ample opportunity to feel comfortable and learn more about our Fay community and our academic programs. We understand that the admissions process may present some challenges, given your circumstances. Please note that we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and contact the Director of Admissions, Ali Lyman, so that we may assist you with your admissions process.

Fay Out-of-Town Applicant Process

Modified Application Requirements for International and Transfer Applicants:

PRIMARY I & PRIMARY II APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • AGE REQUIREMENTS
    • If your child is applying to Primary I for the 2020–2021 school year, your child must be three years old prior to August 15, 2020.
    • If your child is applying to Primary II for the 2020–2021 school year, your child must be four years old prior to August 15, 2020.
  • SCHOOL VISIT & ADMISSIONS TESTING
    • While we prefer to meet your child in person during our admissions season, we understand that this may not be possible. If your child is applying to Primary I or Primary II, your child is invited to attend a group visit or a school visit, depending on the timing of when the application is received. The group visit is offered in a classroom setting with same age applicants. The school visits are scheduled for children who apply to Fay after the first-round application deadline. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Ali Lyman, so that we may facilitate an admissions plan for your family.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
    • In order to give your child's current teacher more time to get to know your child, we ask that teachers not complete this form before December 1. The recommendation must be submitted to complete your child's application file.​
      • Please download (pdf) this teacher recommendation form and give it to your child’s current teacher. Your child's current school will forward the form to The Fay School Admissions Office.

KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • SCHOOL VISIT & ADMISSIONS TESTING
    • While we prefer to meet your child in person during our admissions season, we understand that this may not be possible. If your child is applying to Kindergarten or First Grade, your child is invited to attend a group visit or a school visit, depending on the timing of when your child's application is received. The group visit is offered in a classroom setting with same age applicants. The school visits are scheduled for children who apply to Fay after the first-round application deadline. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Ali Lyman, so that we may facilitate an admissions plan for your family.
  • TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    • The WPPSI - IV or the WISC (an Individual Evaluation) is a requirement if your child is applying to Kindergarten or First Grade.
      • To schedule the evaluation for your child, please contact Tami Clark of Education Specialists at 713-461-7996.
        • The test is administered at her office on 10615 Shadow Wood Drive, Ste. 280, Houston, TX 77043.
      • The Fay School does accept Individual Evaluations from other testing agencies, including those abroad.
  • TRANSCRIPT
    • Your child's most recent report card or progress report is required to complete the application file.
    • Additional testing or supporting documentation is helpful.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
    • In order to give your child's current teacher more time to get to know your child, we ask that teachers not complete this form before December 1. The recommendation must be submitted to complete your child's application file. ​
      • Kindergarten applicants: Please download (pdf) and give it to your child’s current teacher. Your child's current school will forward the form to The Fay School Admissions Office.
      • First Grade applications: Please download (pdf) and give it to your child’s current teacher. Your child's current school will forward the form to The Fay School Admissions Office.

SECOND THROUGH FIFTH GRADE APPLICATION PROCESS

  • SCHOOL VISIT AND ADMISSIONS TESTING
    • While we prefer to meet your child in person during our admissions season, we understand that this may not be possible. We handle families unable to attend our school visits on a case by case basis. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Ali Lyman, so that we may facilitate an admissions plan for your family.
  • TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    • The WPPSI - IV or the WISC (an Individual Evaluation) is a requirement if your child is applying to Second Grade.
      • To schedule the evaluation for your child, please contact Tami Clark of Education Specialists at 713-461-7996.
        • The test is administered at her office on 10615 Shadow Wood Drive, Ste. 280, Houston, TX 77043.
      • The Fay School does accept Individual Evaluations from other testing agencies, including those abroad.
    • The WISC (an Individual Evaluation) is a requirement if your child is applying to Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grade.
      • To schedule the evaluation for your child, please contact Tami Clark of Education Specialists at 713-461-7996.
        • The test is administered at her office on 10615 Shadow Wood Drive, Ste. 280, Houston, TX 77043.
      • The Fay School does accept Individual Evaluations from other testing agencies, including those abroad.
  • TRANSCRIPT
    • Your child's most recent report card or progress report is required to complete the application file. 
    • Additional testing or supporting documentation is helpful.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
    • In order to give your child's current teacher more time to get to know your child, we ask that teachers not complete this form before December 1. The recommendation must be submitted to complete your child's application file. The recommendation is required to be submitted to complete your child's application file.
      • Please download (pdf) and give it to your child’s current teacher. Your child's current school will forward the form to The Fay School Admissions Office.

*As a day school, The Fay School requires that students reside with a legal guardian. We do not offer a program for international students and do not issue I-20 visas.

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