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 outside of the United States 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.
How to Apply for Mid-Year Entry
- Step 1: Online Application & Fee
- Step 2: Teacher Recommendations
- Step 3: Request for Student Records
- Step 4: Student Interview
- Step 5: Student Statement
- Step 6: Admissions Testing
(For mid-year entry to the 2018-2019 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.
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 for the last two academic years
- Results of standardized tests (aptitude, achievement, and intelligence)
- Attendance record
- Other relevant information on file
The personal interest statement gives applicants the opportunity to highlight their interests and passions, and gives the admissions committee a more well-rounded sense of each individual. Please click here to download a printable form.