How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Complete the online application.

    Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by December 10, 2016 for first-round admission consideration. To be considered as a legacy, an application from a student who is a sibling of an existing or former student or the child of a ROBS alum is due by November 1, 2016.

    Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.
  • 2. Attend a tour or open house.

    All parents are required to attend a tour or open house. Use the Schedule a Visit online form, or call the Admission Office at 713.623.6938 to register. (Parents only, please, due to space constraints.)

    October 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Tour
    October 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Open House
    November 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Tour
  • 3. Schedule an Individual Evaluation.

    This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.
  • 4. Register for group testing.

    Each applicant is required to attend a 1.5 hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There are limited openings for group testing, and all spots may fill before the application deadline of December 10, 2016. Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child's admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required. Group testing for first grade will occur on January 28, 2017.
  • 5. Submit a Parent Questionnaire.

    Use the Parent Questionnaire form in your child's admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.
  • 6. Request a Teacher Recommendation.

    Download a Teacher Recommendation form from the admission checklist and send it to your child’s current teacher. Have the teacher return the completed form to the Admission Office by January 15, 2017.
  • Positions in first grade become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between two and eight positions usually become available in first grade.
  • Hours
First Grade
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Prime Time after-school program
3:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

  • Students applying for first grade must be six years old by September 1, 2017 and must not turn seven before June 1, 2017.
  • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, individual evaluation scores, and the parent questionnaire.
Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.
Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8

2300 Willowick
Houston, Texas 77027

713.621.8216 Fax