Thank you for your interest in The John Cooper School and welcome to the admission page. Please utilize the resources on this page to answer questions you may have about the admission process or Cooper in general. While many of your questions will be answered in the "Academics" tab, I encourage you to also visit the “Campus Life” tab to learn more about campus activities and the News page where you will find recent updates and the C2W magazine that provides a look at campus-wide activities.

I am delighted you have taken your time to visit the Cooper website. Along with the Admission Office and the entire faculty and staff, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have in order for you to make the best educational choice for your child and family.

Craig Meredith, Director of Admission.
Craig Meredith
Director of Admission
281-367-0900 ext. 2308

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.

Admission FAQ

List of 6 items.

  • How many students attend The John Cooper School?

    Currently there are 461 students in Lower School, 316 students in Middle School, and 467 students in Upper School, for a total enrollment of 1,244.
  • What are the class sizes?

    The average class sizes tend to be about 18-20 in all grades with the exception of prekindergarten which is 16. Lower School classrooms have full-time teaching assistants in PK-1st grades and part-time teaching assistants in 2-5th grades. The average student-teacher ratio is 10:1.
  • When should I apply?

    We incur a significant number of openings throughout the school year due to families receiving job transfers. Accordingly, we accept and encourage applications after the initial admission deadline dates of November 15 for grades PK-1 and January 31 for grades 2-12. Please contact Director of Admission, Craig Meredith with any questions you may have.
  • What are the normal entry grades?

    The most common entry points are prekindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. We always have a limited number of spaces in all other grades due to relocation and other attrition.
  • Should I attend an Admission event?

    While not required, physically being on our campus goes a long way to assist you in understanding our school and determining if you feel Cooper would be a good match for your family. If you are unable to attend an Admission Event, we are happy to meet with you individually.
  • May I meet individually with someone in the Admission office?

    We welcome you to schedule an appointment to meet with Craig Meredith, Director of Admission.