Admissions Process

Early Childhood student colors on paper at The Parish School

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

We encourage all families to tour our campus to learn about the programs we offer and the children we serve. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and include an overview of the campus and classrooms, as well as a presentation from the director of admissions.

Group tours are generally held twice a week. Please call, email, or log on to the Parish Portal for specific dates and times.

Step 2: Submit an Application

Visit for instructions on how to apply. Once we receive your application and application fee, your child is placed on our applicant list. Candidates are processed in the order of completed file.

Please submit the required documents listed on our application checklist.

Step 3: Formal File Review

Once a file is complete, the director of admissions reviews the completed application and required accompanying documents. Recommendations are made to continue the admissions process or discuss other program recommendations at this time.

Step 4: Informal Screening

If it is recommended from the file review, an informal screening/meeting with a speech-language pathologist will be scheduled. The screening is a one-on-one session that will help determine if your child is a candidate for a classroom visit. No formal report is provided.

Step 5: Classroom Visit

If recommended, a classroom visit is scheduled. Classroom visits are typically two days. The admissions and instructional teams observe and interact with your child during the visit. Areas observed consist of group participation, ability to be redirected, peer engagement, response to intervention in group settings, follows routines, transitions, play skills and the ability to work independently. Because we tailor a child’s placement specifically to his or her educational, social and language needs, the class each child visits may not necessarily be the class in which he or she will be eventually placed, if admitted.

During the visit, parents have the opportunity to schedule a one-hour classroom observation. Parents may provide written feedback that will be considered in the admissions process.

Step 6: Admissions Decision

The final step of the admissions process is an internal meeting consisting of members of the school staff who have been involved in your child’s admissions process. If accepted, a contract will be issued. In order to secure placement, the contract deposit must be remitted when the contract is returned.

Questions? Please contact:

Meredith Krimmel, MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Admissions
Phone: 713.467.4696 x 1116
Fax: 713.275.0246


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