Application Process

List of 7 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. Students applying for sixth grade are encouraged to attend the open house with their parents. Use the Schedule a Visit online form, or call the Admission Office at 713.623.6938 to register.

    October 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Tour (parents)
    November 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Open House (students and parents)

  • 3. Register for testing.

    The OLSAT and ISEE are required for students applying for sixth grade. Your child may take the OLSAT and ISEE at ROBS or another school. To register to take the OLSAT at ROBS, use the Register for the OLSAT form in your child's admission checklist. A $50 testing registration fee is required.

    You must register directly with ERB for the ISEE exam. The ROBS school number is 447794.

    ROBS will accept only one ISEE score report. The report must come from a test date during the current admission cycle (September through January) and must be received by January 30. Please do not send more than one report.

    January 7, 2017
    OLSAT administered at ROBS

    January 21, 2017
    ISEE administered at ROBS
  • 4. 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. If you already submitted a Parent Questionnaire for this child in a previous year, you do not need to submit another one.
  • 5. Participate in a Student Interview.

    After you have completed a Student Interview Form, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule a student interview. Interviews are conducted between September and January. The student interview fee is $50.
  • 6. Request Teacher Recommendations.

    Download the Teacher Recommendation forms for English and Math from the admission checklist and send them to your child’s current Math and English teachers. Have the teachers return the completed forms to the Admission Office by January 15, 2017.
  • 7. Request School Records.

    Download a Transcript Release form from the admission checklist. Complete and submit the form to the registrar at your child’s school. We review transcripts for the past three years. If your child attended more than one school during this time, please submit a Transcript Release form to each school. Have the school(s) return the transcripts to the Admission Office by January 15, 2017 or as soon as they are available.
  • Positions in sixth grade become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between eight and twelve positions become available in sixth grade.
  • Hours
Grades 5 - 8
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Prime Time after-school program
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

  • Admission decisions are made on the basis of the student interview, teacher recommendations, transcripts, and the Otis-Lennon School Achievement Test (OLSAT) and Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) scores.