Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

Secondary School

Application Requirements

The Secondary School is comprised of the Middle School / Collège and Upper School / Lycée and corresponds to the following grade level designations:

American systemfrench systembritish system
Ages 11-126th Grade6èmeYear 7
Ages 12-137th Grade5èmeYear 8
Ages 13-148th Grade4èmeYear 9
Ages 14-159th Grade3èmeYear 10
Ages 15-1610th Grade2ndeYear 11
Ages 16-1711th Grade1èreYear 12
Ages 17-1812th GradeTerminaleYear 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.

Overseas Applicants

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.

How To Apply

Step 1: Tours & Open House

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.

Step 2: Online Application & Fee

(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.

Start Your Online Application

There is a $200 non-refundable fee payable online with submission of the application.

Please be prepared to upload a photograph of the applicant.

Step 3: Teacher Recommendations

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 admissions@awty.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.

Step 4: Request for Student Records

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 admissions@awty.org.

Step 5: Student Interview

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.

Step 6: Student Statement

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. Veuillez cliquer ici pour acceder au formulaire en français.

Step 7: Admissions Testing

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: Register for the ISEE online. Awty’s testing location code is 447771.
Overseas applicants can register to take the test at an international location through Prometric.

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 admissions@awty.org. This requirement is waived for overseas applicants.


Telephone: 713-580-0579
Fax: 713-341-4404
Email: admissions@awty.org

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