The Secondary School is comprised of the Middle School / Collège and Upper School / Lycée and corresponds to the following grade level designations:
|American system||french system||british system|
|Ages 11-12||6th Grade||6ème||Year 7|
|Ages 12-13||7th Grade||5ème||Year 8|
|Ages 13-14||8th Grade||4ème||Year 9|
|Ages 14-15||9th Grade||3ème||Year 10|
|Ages 15-16||10th Grade||2nde||Year 11|
|Ages 16-17||11th Grade||1ère||Year 12|
|Ages 17-18||12th Grade||Terminale||Year 13|
Each year about 15 new students join the 6th grade class. The next entry point is 9th grade with about 25 openings. In all other grades, openings are based on attrition.
We understand that applying from an overseas location can be complicated. While we recommend visiting Awty and Houston during the application process, we will work with you to facilitate your application should you run into any obstacles meeting the application requirements.
- Step 1: Tours & Open House
- Step 2: Online Application & Fee
- Step 3: Teacher Recommendations
- Step 4: Request for Student Records
- Step 5: Student Interview
- Step 6: Student Statement
- Step 7: Admissions Testing
Group tours will begin on October 10, 2017, for applicants to the 2018-2019 school year.
Our annual Open House will take place on Sunday, November 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Please check back after September 1 for a link to our online calendar to register for a tour or the Open House.
Applicants for the 2017 academic year, if you are traveling to Houston from overseas and would like to visit the school, please contact the admissions office directly to schedule an appointment.
(For entry to the 2017-2018 academic year, please call admissions before submitting an application.)
The application is available online only. First time applicants will need to create a new user account. Families already affiliated with Awty should use their existing My Backpack account.
There is a $200 non-refundable fee payable online with submission of the application.
Please be prepared to upload a photograph of the applicant.
Teacher Recommendations are required from your child's current teachers in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, and Second Language (if taking one). A fourth recommendation from an extra-curricular area of the student’s choosing is optional.
In an effort to move away from paper to electronic documents, please request where possible that the teacher complete, scan, and send the confidential form directly to firstname.lastname@example.org; otherwise, please provide each teacher with the appropriate form and a stamped envelope addressed to:
The Awty International School
Office of Admissions
7455 Awty School Lane
Houston, TX 77055
Teachers are asked to wait until after December 1 to complete the form, but should submit to Awty no later than January 16, 2018.
Please submit to your child’s current school the Request for Student Records form. This will authorize your child’s school to send us the following information:
- Record of academic performance (grades and/or narrative evaluations for 2016-2017 and first term of 2017-2018)
- Results of standardized tests (aptitude, achievement, and intelligence)
- Other relevant information on file
Note: Please also scan and send a signed copy of this form to Awty at email@example.com.
All applicants to the Middle and Upper Schools are invited to meet with a member of the faculty or administration. These meetings take place on campus during the school day and should last about thirty minutes. Overseas applicants will be interviewed via Skype. We will contact all applicants with instructions for scheduling an appointment.
We require the results of both the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) for applicants to grades 6-12. We will offer both tests at Awty on the following dates:
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
- Saturday, January 6, 2018
ISEE test results must be from the current school year's Fall or Winter testing windows. If testing in both windows, both sets of results must be provided.
OLSAT: Register for the OLSAT by contacting the Office of Admission at 713-580-0579 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This requirement is waived for overseas applicants.