Admission Policy

ADMISSION POLICY
Preschool – Grade 12

The Woodlands Preparatory School’s seeks to enroll intellectually curious students who have a keen interest in an internationally focused education grounded in rigorous academics.  Woodlands Prep also looks for students who have the desire to further our mission, which is “to convene an international learning community that develops students into leaders with integrity through rigorous academics, intercultural understanding, and service to humanity.”

Woodlands Prep also supports the mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization.  The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes or international education and rigorous assessment.  These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that the other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

Since our language of instruction is English, applicants for grades 1 – 12 must demonstrate English Language Proficiency.  Our admission testing for all grades is administered in English.  The WPPSIV IV testing for Preschool – Grade 1 applicants provides a non-verbal score and many subtests are not language based.  Below are the age requirements for our younger applicants:

  • Applicants for Preschool must turn 3 years old by September 1. Students entering into Preschool must be potty trained. 
  • Applicants for Prekindergarten must turn 4 by September 1.
  • Applicants for Kindergarten must turn 5 by September 1.

The admission committee assesses a student’s ability to find success at Woodlands Prep by considering all facets of the application; this includes the transcript, testing and recommendation forms.  Applications are reviewed for fall entry, with exceptions made (based on space in the class) for mid-year and January admission.  Woodlands Prep is an international, private, independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory, co-educational day school for Preschool through grade 12.