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How To Apply

Apply in 3 Easy Steps

1 . Submit Application Online

We review applications year-round, and acceptance is subject to class availability.

Complete Online Application

If you plan to apply for Financial Aid, please contact our office or learn more here.

Apply for Financial Aid

2. Required Documents

Complete and submit your application. Include the following items:

  • Evidence of giftedness, including IQ testing results. We accept IQ testing from your current school.
  • Academic records for the last two years, including report cards or transcripts and standardized test results.
  • Principal recommendation.
  • Teacher recommendations for math and language arts.
  • An application fee of $100.00

Must be submitted before sit-in visit is scheduled.

3. Decisions

The Admission Office strives to make a good fit between the applicant and Rainard.  Decisions for admission to Rainard are based upon a child’s school visits, IQ evaluation, the teacher recommendation form(s) and the child’s transcripts, if applicable. Decisions regarding a student’s application to Rainard will be emailed within 24-48 hours of visit.

If accepted, provide the $1,000 non-refundable enrollment fee to secure a place for your child at Rainard.

Rainard School for Gifted Students does not discriminate regardless of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin are eligible for enrollment in Rainard. The school believes in the strength of a diverse community and welcomes inquiry from all families.

Pre-K3 & Pre-K4

Requirements:
Please note: The student must be 3 by September 1st of the current school year. Pre-K students must be toilet trained by the first day of school.

Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations are required for Pre-K. Simply download the form, give it to your child’s current school and ask that they send it directly to Rainard School for Gifted Students by mail, fax, or email. Submit the completed form to admissions@rainard.org.

Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Please call contact the Admission Office should you have questions regarding recommendation forms.

Emailadmissions@rainard.org
Fax713-365-0372
Mail11059 Timberline Rd. Houston, TX 77043

Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards are not required for Early Childhood application. Should your child’s preschool share written reports you are welcome to submit those through the application portal.

IQ Testing: There are no testing requirements for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4.

Required School Visit

Shadow Day: Student visits allow the student to experience Rainard and enable teachers to evaluate the student academically, socially, and emotionally. Student visits are from 8:15 am -3:30 pm. Rapid COVID-19 test is REQUIRED. AT-HOME TESTING IS NOT ACCEPTED.

KINDERGARTEN - 8th Grade

Recommendation Forms: Recommendations are required for Pre-K. Simply download the form, give it to your child’s current school and ask that they send it directly to Rainard School for Gifted Students by mail, fax, or email. Submit the completed form to admissions@rainard.org.

Recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. Please call contact the Admission Office should you have questions regarding Recommendation forms.

Emailadmissions@rainard.org
Fax713-365-0372
Mail11059 Timberline Rd. Houston, TX 77043

Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards are not required for Early Childhood application. Should your child’s preschool share written reports you are welcome to submit those through the application portal.

IQ Testing: is required for kindergarten- 8th grade. Our admissions team accepts most of the tests of knowledge and cognitive skills typically used for IQ testing. A list of recommended IQ testing locations is found here: Learn More

Note: An IQ of 130 or above is generally accepted as the standard for giftedness. However, IQ test results are only one factor that our admissions team uses in evaluating a child for admission. We encourage you to discuss any IQ test results with our admissions team. If your child tested for another school and you would like to submit the results, you are welcome to do so. Evaluation must be within two years.

Required School Visit

Shadow Day: Student visits allow the student to experience Rainard and enable teachers to evaluate the student academically, socially, and emotionally. Student visits are from 8:15 am -3:30 pm. A rapid COVID-19 test is REQUIRED. AT-HOME TESTING IS NOT ACCEPTED.

All supporting documents should be submitted ASAP:

Emailadmissions@rainard.org or online portal application SSAT.org

Fax – 713-365-0372

Mail – 11059 Timberline Rd. Houston, TX 77043

Should you have any questions please call the Admission Office at 713.647.7246.

You can get the test the same day or day before.