Common Questions


You don't have to wait until applications officially open on October 1 to get started on your application. Get a jump on the process by submitting an inquiry, which creates your applicant profile. This important first step helps us support you as an applicant and creates your login for our Admission Portal, which will guide you through the entire admission process, start to finish. Even if you have submitted an inquiry in previous years, you must complete an inquiry for the current admission season. 

Lower School

We administer internal assessments in an age-appropriate manner. They are a combination of group and one-on-one engaging activities to give us a better understanding of your child’s academic and social profile.

Middle School

We accept either the ISEE or SSAT. ISEE Waivers are available for those who are also applying for financial assistance.

Acceptance into Blue House Preschool is not an automatic acceptance into kindergarten at Trinity Episcopal School. When your child is eligible for kindergarten you must go through the full admission process for Trinity. We will send you admission decisions a week earlier than kindergarten applicants from other preschools.

Applications open October 1, and our priority deadline is November 30 for Blue House Preschool (Ages 2–5) and Jan. 31 for Trinity Episcopal School (K–8). Applications received after the deadline will require an additional fee and will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Late applications are considered only after all of the regular season applications have been reviewed and if there is space available. If or when space is available, the admissions team will contact you to continue the application process.

The application fee for grades K–8 is $150 for those who apply by January 31. The application fee for late applicants is $200. Lower School applicants (grades K–4) must pay a $75 testing fee. If any of these fees present a hardship, we will be happy to waive them. Just let us know! The application fee for financial assistance is $55, but it's automatically waived for qualifying applicants.

The average award for financial assistance for the 2023-2024 school year was 52.6% of all tuition and fees. We partner with a service called Clarity, an impartial third-party platform that helps you manage your application for tuition assistance. Clarity is easy to use and affordable (the $55 fee is waived for qualifying applicants), and they offer customer service in both English and Spanish ( The deadline to apply for financial assistance is the same deadline to apply for enrollment: November 30 for Blue House Preschool and January 31 for grades K–8.

This is a conversation between your family (including your child) and a member of the admission committee. If you have multiple applicants, we encourage a separate interview for each child.

Look through our website and promotional materials, talk about Trinity with your child, participate in admission events (we offer opportunities for children and parents), and take a campus tour. We do not recommend test prep, tutors, etc. for the admission assessments.

Lower School

Your lead homeroom teacher should complete an evaluation. If your child is experiencing school in settings such as homeschool, learning pod, etc., please send the teacher evaluation to their tutor/teacher. If you have questions about your child’s situation, please reach out to us.

Middle School

The lead teacher for each subject (English and mathematics) should complete an evaluation. If your child has the same teacher for both English and math, please send both evaluations to that teacher. If your child is experiencing school in settings such as homeschool, learning pod, etc., please send the teacher evaluation to their tutor/teacher. If you have questions about your child’s situation, please reach out to us.

Visiting Campus

You don't truly know a school until you get on campus. Please join us for a admission event or tour, and learn more about our spaces and our programs.

Attending multiple admission events will not give you any edge or advantage in terms of admittance. We are here to provide you with as much information as you need about Trinity. We love to see you at our events, but please do not feel like you have to attend multiple events.

Navigating the admission process is extra tough if you're coming from another city and haven't settled in, yet. Help us help you by emailing our admission team at! We're here to accommodate your needs. We make every effort to be transparent about our application timeline and requirements. If your family has specific needs due to relocation, please contact us to discuss alternatives.


We communicate our decisions the third week in December for Blue House Preschool (Ages 2–5) and the first week in March for Trinity Episcopal School (K–8).

Our main entry points are kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade and 6th grade. We are committed to families who want to be here through 8th grade and share our core values and approach to education. If Trinity’s mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply regardless of grade.

We typically do not admit students after the school year has begun.

We're Here to Help!

No matter where you are in the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Admission Team! You can email us at or call us at 512‑472‑9525.

Bethani Emery

Director of Admission

Kat Erben

Admission Associate

Maribel Guerrero

Admission Associate
(¡Hablo Español!)

Eleanor Mitchell

Admission Associate