Admission Process

Visit

Perhaps you heard about Grace Academy through someone who is a part of our school community. Perhaps you found us through an online search. In any case, we invite you to further explore Grace Academy through a campus visit. You can visit campus during our weekly Tours on Tuesday, attend a Prospective Parent Open House, or schedule a visit at your convenience. To learn more, please call the Admission Office at (512) 864-9500, email admission@gracetx.org, or request more information.

Apply

Submit an online application for admission and the $150 application fee (non-refundable). As part of the application, parents are required to submit an affirmation of faith and Christian testimony and also affirm their agreement with Grace Academy’s mission statement and Statement of Faith. Supporting documents for the application include a copy of the student’s birth certificate, a pastoral reference form, and teacher/principal questionnaires and a school records release when applicable. Applicants to grades 6-12 also complete a student questionnaire.

Test

Once the application and supporting documents are complete, students applying to grades K-5 participate in on-campus evaluations. Students applying to grades 6-12 take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). More information about ISEE testing can be found at www.iseetest.org. To have your student’s ISEE results shared with Grace Academy, please use our ISEE number: 447600.

Interview

The final step of the admission process is a parent interview with the Admission Committee. The interview is a vital part of the admission process, and it is our strong desire that both parents attend The interview provides an opportunity for extended personal conversation and for parents to ask questions. Prior to the interview both parents are required to read Dr. Christopher Perrin’s An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents. Students applying to grades 6-12 have a student interview as well.

Timeline

In order to meet the priority application deadline of February 1, most families begin exploring Grace Academy during the fall prior to the academic school year they hope to enroll. If an application is submitted by February 1 and student testing is completed by mid-February, an admission decision can be expected by mid-March. After priority admission decisions are completed, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis and as space is available. If an applicant meets all the criteria for admission to a class that is full, the student can be put in a waiting pool and will be admitted as space becomes available.