Admissions Process

In order for a student to be considered for admission, we must have the items listed below, A-E.  

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will open September 1, 2022. 


A. Completed Application: Applications must be completed online. A non-refundable application fee must be submitted with each application. $50 for PreK, $75 for Kindergarten, $100 for 1st-8th. Please click HERE to begin the application process. After submitting the application, you will be able to track your admission status by logging into your account.  


B. Teacher Recommendation Forms:These forms are made to be edited online. Please download and email them directly to your child's teacher(s).

--For incoming applicants for Pre-K and Kindergarten, please use the Early Childhood Teacher Recommendation Form

--For incoming applicants for 1st - 5th Grades (and 6th if your child only has 1 teacher), please use the Teacher Recommendation Form,1st-5th

--For in-coming applicants for 6th - 8th Grades, two forms are required. Please use the Math Teacher Recommendation Form, 6th-8th and the English Teacher Recommendation Form, 6th-8th


Teacher Recommendation Forms must be completed by your child’s current teacher. In order for your child's teacher to get to know him or her, please give the form to your child's teacher after the end of the first grading period. The teacher should email the form to our office no later than February 11, 2022. Please make sure all teacher recommendation forms are submitted to teachers no later than the end of January to allow adequate time to return and review by the admission committee


C. Testing Requirements: Trafton requires applicants to submit current (no more than one year from the date of administration) testing. For students needing the WIPPSI or the WISC, Trafton Academy works directly with Tami Renfro with Educational Specialists, LLC. Please contact her office directly to coordinate your testing needs: 713.461.7996, Click the links for the following documents: Introductory Letter from Tami Renfro, Student/Family Information Form.


For students applying to Kinder, 1st - 4th Grades: Please submit either the WPPSI/ WISC administered by a licensed diagnostician or psychologist. Please request that the agency/tester send the report directly to Trafton. For applicants that have two years of standardized test scores such as IOWA, ERB/ CTP V, Stanford or MAPS, you may submit these to avoid additional testing. Trafton will accept scores from any administration during the Fall and Winter 21-22.

For students applying to 5th - 8th Grades: Applicants may submit one of the following options: 1.The ISEE, register HERE. Trafton School Code, 571114. 2.The SSAT, register HERE. SSAT and ISEE are offering a convenient at home version this year. 



Please have testing completed by February 11, 2022 Please contact the admission office if you have questions about testing.  713-723-5888.

D. Report Cards:

For students applying Pre-K, K,1st-2nd Grades, previous year and current year are required and, as applicable, depending on previous enrollment in school.

For students applying to 3rd-8th Grades, the previous two years and a current year report card through the second nine weeks (the first semester) are required. Current year reports should be submitted in January 2022 and not before.


E. Student visits:  Students in grades 4-8 may choose to shadow. Shadow visits are offered from 11:15 am - 1:30 pm. To schedule a shadow visit, please click here.



All applications must be completed online within the admission portal. 


*We understand there may be missing documents and potential gaps in applicants’ performance due to COVID-19. Please provide all available documents.


Ready to apply?  You may click HERE to begin your online application process.  Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due by Tuesday, February 1, 2022.


We hope you join our Trafton family!
Olivia Jolet
Admissions Director





Trafton Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Trafton Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.