We know that choosing a school is an important decision for your family, and we feel honored that you are considering St. Paul’s School. Everything you need to know about the application process can be found below. If you have any further questions about how to apply, please contact the Registrar, Kimberly Cima, at admissions@stpaulshouston.org or call 713.528.6779.  School tours will begin in October.

how to apply

Please read the following information carefully.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on February 3, 2020. For those of you who applied in February 2019, we are reverting to our original mail-in application process as it is a much better method for us administratively.

A link to the application will be posted here on February 3rd. At that time, please print and complete the application (signature required) and MAIL it to the school office (please use the US Postal Service; we DO NOT accept applications by couriers, UPS or FedEx). Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis according to postmark date. 

Two checks are required along with the application:
1) A registration fee of $135 and
2) One month’s tuition for the class of your first preference, which serves as a deposit (see Tuition & Class Schedules for reference). *Please make your class selection based on your child’s age as of September 1, 2019. If your child is placed on a waiting list, the tuition check will be shredded.

If you are applying for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, please see the Teacher Recommendation form, which is required for an application to be considered for placement. This form may be submitted within 2-3 weeks after applying.

Checks should be written to “St. Paul’s School” and mailed to:

St. Paul's School -- Admissions Application
5501 Main St
Houston TX 77004

Important dates:

  • February 10th: Deadline for church members to receive priority registration

  • March 13th: Notification of your child’s status will be emailed to you (whether placed or wait listed)

  • March 27th: If your child has been placed, this is the deadline to decline enrollment   

*Please note: After March 27th the tuition fee becomes non-refundable. If your child is placed and you would like to accept the spot, you do not need to do anything else. 

Admission to St. Paul's School, for all applicants, is considered in the following order of priority:

  1. Currently enrolled children

  2. New siblings of currently enrolled children

  3. Members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church (who submit the application by the February 10th deadline)

  4. Open enrollment to the community


Waiting Lists

A waiting list is established once a class is filled. If no space is available at the time you apply, your child will be placed on a waiting list. Spaces are filled as they occur, up until February of the current school year. Waiting lists DO NOT carry over from year to year. If you remain on the waiting list and your child does not receive a spot, you must reapply the following school year.



As required by the Texas Department of State Health Services, ALL students must have the proper immunizations to be enrolled in St. Paul's School.  Immunization records are not required at the time you apply; these are due in August, if your child is placed. Please see the link below for required immunizations and more information. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. We appreciate your understanding!