Application Process



1. Submit Application Online

Application Deadline Dates:
  • Prekindergarten-Grade 1: November 15, 2021
  • Grades 2-12: January 17, 2022
Given the transient nature of our region and the industries in our community, we will accept applications to all grade levels after the deadline dates. Please contact us at admission@johncooper.org or 281-367-0900 ext. 2320 to learn more about the application process after deadline dates have passed.

The nonrefundable application fee for applicants to prekindergarten-grade 1 is $300, which includes the cost of their admission testing, and for applicants to grades 2-12 is $125, which does not include the cost of admission testing. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is received. If you plan to apply for Financial Aid, please contact our office to learn about the application fee waiver.

COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION

At the login screen, please create an account to get started. If you have not already scheduled a tour, you can do that here too.


2. Complete Required Application Documents

Application Documents Deadline Dates:
  • Prekindergarten-Grade 1: January 22, 2022
  • Grades 2-12: February 16, 2022

List of 6 items.

  • Prekindergarten & Kindergarten

    Age Requirements:
    Prekindergarten: Four years old by September 1, 2022
    Kindergarten: Five years old by September 1, 2022

    Testing: Prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants are required to submit a Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) exam result. Please register through Ravenna to take this exam on Cooper’s campus or upload a completed WPPSI result to your Ravenna application checklist. We ask that you please register for the first available space, if possible. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Student Observation: Prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants are required to attend an on-campus student observation. Please register to participate through your Ravenna application checklist. Available dates for PK4 and kindergarten student observations are December 4, 2022, or January 22, 2022. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations are not required for prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants. Should your child be enrolled in a preschool or educational setting, you are welcome to send their current, primary teacher the recommendation form through your Ravenna application checklist when it becomes available on December 1, 2021. On that date you will see an area on your Ravenna application checklist to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards are not required for prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants. Should your child be enrolled in a preschool or educational setting and have report cards/transcripts, you are welcome to submit them through the application portal. Due no later than January 22, 2022.
  • Grade 1

    Age Requirements: 
    Grade 1: Six years by September 1, 2022

    Testing: Grade 1 applicants are required to submit, depending on their age, either a Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) or a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) exam result. Please register through Ravenna to take this exam on Cooper’s campus or upload a completed WPPSI/WISC result to your Ravenna application checklist. We ask that you please register for the first available space, if possible. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Student Observation: Grade 1 applicants are required to attend an on-campus student observation. Please register to participate through your Ravenna application checklist. Available dates for grade 1 student observations are December 4, 2022, or January 22, 2022. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: A Teacher Recommendation from your applicants’ current, primary teacher is required for grade 1 applicants. This form will be available through your Ravenna application checklist beginning on December 1, 2021. On that date, you will see an area to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Once the teacher submits the completed form, that step will be marked complete on your Ravenna application checklist. Due no later than January 22, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards/transcripts from the entirety of the 2020-21 schoolyear, as well as the first semester/trimester of the 2021-22 schoolyear, are required for grade 1 applicants unless their current school does not provide such progress reports. Please submit these reports through your Ravenna application checklist when they become available. Due no later than January 22, 2022.
  • Grades 2-4

    Testing: Grades 2-4 applicants are required to submit a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) exam result. Please register through Ravenna to take this exam on Cooper’s campus or upload a completed WISC result to your Ravenna application checklist. We ask that you please register for the first available space, if possible. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Student Observation: Grades 2-4 applicants are required to attend an on-campus student observation. Please register to participate through your Ravenna application checklist. Available dates for grades 2-4 student observations are January 22, 2022 and February 12, 2022. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: A Teacher Recommendation from your applicants’ current, primary teacher is required for grades 2-4 applicants. This form will be available through your Ravenna application checklist beginning on December 1, 2021. On that date, you will see an area to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Once the teacher submits the completed form, that step will be marked complete on your Ravenna application checklist. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards/transcripts from the entirety of the 2020-21 schoolyear, as well as the first semester/trimester of the 2021-22 schoolyear are required for grades 2-4 applicants. Please scan and upload these reports through your Ravenna application checklist when they become available. Due no later than February 16, 2022.
  • Grade 5

    Testing: Grade 5 applicants are required to submit an Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) result. You can register to take the ISEE on Cooper’s campus, on another school’s campus, or remotely (due to COVID) at www.iseetest.org. Available dates for the grade 5 ISEE at Cooper are January 22, 2022, and February 12, 2022. If taken outside of Cooper, please ensure that we are selected as a recipient of your applicant child’s ISEE result. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Student Observation: Grade 5 applicants are required to attend an on-campus student observation. Please register to participate through your Ravenna application checklist. Available dates for grade 5 student observations are January 22, 2022, and February 12, 2022. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: A Teacher Recommendation from your applicants’ current, primary teacher is required for grade 5 applicants. This form will be available through your Ravenna application checklist beginning on December 1, 2021. On that date, you will see an area to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Once the teacher submits the completed form, that step will be marked complete on your Ravenna application checklist. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards/transcripts from the entirety of the 2020-21 schoolyear, as well as the first semester/trimester of the 2021-22 schoolyear are required for grade 5 applicants. Please scan and upload these reports through your Ravenna application checklist when they become available. Due no later than February 16, 2022.
  • Grades 6-8

    Testing: Grades 6-8 applicants are required to submit an Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) result. You can register to take the ISEE on Cooper’s campus, on another school’s campus, or remotely (due to COVID) at www.iseetest.org. Available dates for the Grades 6-8 ISEE at Cooper are January 22, 2022, and February 12, 2022. If taken outside of Cooper, please ensure that we are selected as a recipient of your applicant child’s ISEE result. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Applicant Questionnaire: Grades 6-8 applicants are required to complete an Applicant Questionnaire, which includes a series of queries on their interests, as well as a prompt for a typed essay. On your Ravenna application checklist, you will see an area to input your child's email address (or your email address) to send them a secure link with the Applicant Questionnaire. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations from your applicant child's current English and math teachers are required for grades 6-8 applicants. These forms will be available through your Ravenna application checklist beginning on December 1, 2021. On that date, you will see an area to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Once the teacher submits the completed form, that step will be marked complete on your Ravenna application checklist. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards/transcripts from the entirety of the 2020-21 schoolyear, as well as the first semester/trimester of the 2021-22 schoolyear are required for grades 6-8 applicants. Please scan and upload these reports through your Ravenna application checklist when they become available. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Student Interview: Grades 6-8 applicants are required to complete a student interview with a Cooper admission team member or a Cooper teaching faculty from the division to which the applicant is applying. Once your initial application is received and processed our office will reach out to your family through email to schedule the interview. The student interview will take approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute parent meeting. Due no later than February 16, 2022.
  • Grades 9-12

    Testing: Grades 9-12 applicants are required to submit an Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) result. You can register to take the ISEE on Cooper’s campus, on another school’s campus, or remotely (due to COVID) at www.iseetest.org. Available dates for the grades 9-12 ISEE at Cooper are January 22, 2022, and February 12, 2022. If taken outside of Cooper, please ensure that we are selected as a recipient of your applicant child’s ISEE result. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Applicant Questionnaire: Grades 9-12 applicants are required to complete an Applicant Questionnaire, which includes a series of queries on their interests, as well as a prompt for a typed essay. On your Ravenna application checklist, you will see an area to input your child's email address (or your email address) to send them a secure link with the Applicant Questionnaire. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Teacher Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations from your applicant child's current English and math teachers are required for grades 9-12 applicants. These forms will be available through your Ravenna application checklist beginning on December 1, 2021. On that date, you will see an area to input that teacher’s email address and send them a secure link with the recommendation form. Teacher Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Once the teacher submits the completed form, that step will be marked complete on your Ravenna application checklist. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards/transcripts from the entirety of the 2020-21 schoolyear, as well as the first semester/trimester of the 2021-22 schoolyear, are required for grades 9-12 applicants. Please scan and upload these reports through your Ravenna application checklist when they become available. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

    Student Interview: Grades 9-12 applicants are required to complete a student interview with a Cooper admission team member or a Cooper teaching faculty from the division to which the applicant is applying. Once your initial application is received and processed, our office will reach out to your family through email to schedule the interview. The student interview will take approximately 30-minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute parent meeting. Due no later than February 16, 2022.

Should you have any questions please call the Admission Office at 281.367.0900.


3. Decisions

The Admission Office strives to make a good fit between the applicant and The John Cooper School. Decisions for admission to The John Cooper School are based upon a child's school visits, various admissions testing, the teacher recommendation form(s), and the child's transcripts, if applicable.

Decisions regarding a student's application to The John Cooper School will be released through Ravenna on the following dates:
  • Prekindergarten-Grade 1: February 18, 2022
  • Grades 2-12: March 11, 2022
The Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS) Common Reply Date is March 31, 2022.   
 
The John Cooper 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.


From Curiosity to Wisdom
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

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.