Admission

Research has shown that K-8 schools offer academic, cultural, and character-building advantages over K-12 schools. ROBS helps children discover the strengths within them, cultivate those strengths, and appreciate the diversity of strengths of their community.

We’d love to have you pay us a visit and see if ROBS is the right community for your family.

Because of the specialized nature of the ROBS program, the application process is tuned to be developmentally-appropriate as children grow.

River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school where pre-8 students benefit from challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.

FEB 01

Application Deadline

FEB 28

Admission Decision Notification

MAR 13

Decision Deadline


How to Apply

Discovery

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Interview

After submitting an application and visiting campus, parents are invited to attend a parent interview.  Parents can schedule the interview by following the link located in your child’s admission checklist.  Interviews take place between September and December.

Special notes

  • Students applying for the 2020-21 Discovery class must be two years old by June 1, 2020 and must not turn three before June 1, 2020.
  • 30 students are admitted in Discovery, usually 15 boys and 15 girls.
  • You may submit an application now for your child’s entry in fall 2020-21.  If you are interested in applying for 2021-22 please submit the Future Application Inquiry.
  • Hours for 2019-20
Discovery 8:15 – 11:45 a.m    MWF or TTh  
Discovery Plus 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(includes nap time)
MWF or TTh

*The Discovery program will be sunsetted after the 2021-22 school year. If your child was born after May 31, 2019, you may submit a future application inquiry for entry into Readiness.

Readiness

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Testing

Each applicant is required to attend a 45-minute classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting.

Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than November 1, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Readiness group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020  and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s website admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

  • Approximately 18 students are admitted in Readiness.
  • Students applying for the 2020-21 Readiness class must be three years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn four before June 1, 2020. Students must be toilet trained before the first day of school.
  • You may submit an application now for your child’s entry in fall 2020-21. If you are interested in applying for 2021-22 or later, please submit the Future Application Inquiry.  
    • Hours for 2019-20

Readiness
8:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Monday – Friday
Readiness Plus (includes a nap)
8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Stay and Play Available from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, and the parent questionnaire.

Prekindergarten

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Testing

Each applicant is required to attend a 45-minute classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting.

Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than November 1, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Readiness group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020  and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s website admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

  • Students applying for the 2020-21 Prekindergarten class must be four years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn five before June 1, 2020.
  • 6 students are typically admitted in Prekindergarten.
  • Hours for 2019-20
Prekindergarten
8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Prime Time after-school program
2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday

  • You may submit an application now for your child’s entry in fall 2020-21. If you are interested in applying for 2021-22 or later, please submit the Future Application Inquiry.
  • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, and the parent questionnaire.

Kindergarten

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Interview

After submitting an application and visiting campus, parents are invited to attend a parent interview with the Admission office.  Parents can schedule the interview by following the link located in your child’s admission checklist.  Interviews take place between September and December.

Individual evaluation

This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Please contact CATS by December 1 as the testing results are due to ROBS by January 15. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

  • Students applying for the 2020-21 Kindergarten class must be five years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn six before June 1, 2020.
  • Approximately 40 new students are enrolled in Kindergarten.
  • Hours
Kindergarten
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Stay & Play after-school program
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Prime Time after-school program
2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday

  • You may submit an application now for your child’s entry in fall 2020-21. If you are interested in applying for 2021-22 or later, please submit the Future Application Inquiry.
  • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, individual evaluation scores, and the parent questionnaire.

First grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Individual evaluation

This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Please contact CATS by December 1 as the testing results are due to ROBS by January 15. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

    • Positions in grades 1-3 become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between one and five positions usually become available in grades 1-3.
    • Hours
    Grades 1-3
    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 the 2020-21 first grade class must be six years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn seven before June 1, 2020.
    • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, individual evaluation scores, and the parent questionnaire.

Second grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Individual evaluation

This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Please contact CATS by December 1 as the testing results are due to ROBS by January 15. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

    • Positions in grades 1-3 become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between one and five positions usually become available in grades 1-3.
    • Hours
    Grades 1-3
    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 the 2020-21 first grade class must be six years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn seven before June 1, 2020.
    • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, individual evaluation scores, and the parent questionnaire.

Third grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Individual evaluation

This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Please contact CATS by December 1 as the testing results are due to ROBS by January 15. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

Special notes

    • Positions in grades 1-3 become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between one and five positions usually become available in grades 1-3.
    • Hours
    Grades 1-3
    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 the 2020-21 first grade class must be six years old by September 1, 2020 and must not turn seven before June 1, 2020.
    • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, individual evaluation scores, and the parent questionnaire.

Fourth grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Individual evaluation

This test is administered by Collaborative Academic Testing Service (CATS). Please register directly with CATS to schedule your child’s individual evaluation. Please contact CATS by December 1 as the testing results are due to ROBS by January 15. Results may be shared with other schools to which the student is applying.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

ISEE testing

Applicants for fourth grade are required to take the Primary ISEE. Students may take the ISEE at ROBS or another school. You must register directly with ERB for the ISEE exam. The ISEE will be offered at ROBS for fourth grade on February 1, 2020 after group testing.

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

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 or as soon as they are available.

Special notes

      • Positions in fourth grade become available due to attrition of existing students. Each year, between one and five positions usually become available in fourth grade.
      • Hours
      Fourth Grade
      8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

      Monday – Friday

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

      Monday – Friday

      • Admission decisions are made on the basis of group testing, teacher recommendations, transcripts, individual evaluation scores, achievement testing, and the parent questionnaire.

Fifth grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

Interview

After submitting an application and visiting campus, parents are invited to attend a parent interview with the Admission office.  Parents can schedule the interview by following the link located in your child’s admission checklist.  Interviews take place between October and January.

Group testing

Each applicant is required to attend a one-hour classroom experience where skills are assessed in a small group setting. Group testing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is due no later than December 15, 2019.
Testing spaces fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your preferred testing day.  Kindergarten group testing will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Use the “Register for Group Testing” form in your child’s admission checklist to register. A $50 group testing registration fee is required.

Testing

The OLSAT and ISEE are required for students applying for fifth 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 Group Testing and OLSAT” form in the 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 11, 2020
OLSAT administered at ROBS
January 25, 2020
ISEE administered at ROBS

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Teacher recommendations

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 December 1, 2019.

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 or as soon as they are available.

Special notes

  • New students are added in fifth grade.  Approximately 12-15 positions will become available.
  • Hours
Fifth Grade
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 teacher recommendations, transcripts, group testing, and the Otis-Lennon School Achievement Test (OLSAT) and Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) scores.

Sixth grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

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.

October 16, 2019 and January 11, 2020
OLSAT administered at ROBS
January 25, 2020
ISEE administered at ROBS

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Small group student interview

Sixth Grade applicants are required to participate in a small group interview. The student interview fee is $50. The registration form and more details are available through your child’s admission checklist.

Parent interview

After submitting an application and visiting campus, parents are invited to attend a parent interview.  Parents can schedule the interview by following the link located in your child’s admission checklist.  Interviews take place between October and January.

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 or as soon as they are available.

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.

Special notes

  • Approximately 8-10 positions will 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.

Seventh grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

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.

October 16, 2019 and January 11, 2020
OLSAT administered at ROBS
January 25, 2020
ISEE administered at ROBS

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Student interview

After you have completed a Student Interview Form located in your child’s admission checklist, the Admission Office will send you a link to schedule a student interview. Interviews are conducted between October and January. The student interview fee is $50.  Parents participate in a parent interview with the Admission Office while the student interviews with a faculty member.

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.

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 or as soon as they are available.

Special notes

  • Approximately 8-10 positions will 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.

Eighth grade

Online application

Applications, along with a $100 application fee, are due by November 1, 2019. To be considered as a legacy, applications for students who are siblings of existing or former students, or children of alumni, are due by November 1, 2019.

Once an application is submitted, an Admission Checklist will be established for your child in your website account.

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.)

If you have any questions or would like more information about visiting ROBS, contact Kealey Malott in the Admission Office at kmalott@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 202.

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.

October 16, 2019 and January 11, 2020
OLSAT administered at ROBS
January 25, 2020
ISEE administered at ROBS

Parent questionnaire

Use the online Parent Questionnaire form in your child’s admission checklist to provide us information about your child and your family.

Student interview

After you have completed a Student Interview Form located in your child’s admission checklist, the Admission Office will send you a link to schedule a student interview. Interviews are conducted between October and January. The student interview fee is $50.  Parents participate in a parent interview with the Admission Office while the student interviews with a faculty member.

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.

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 or as soon as they are available.

Special notes

  • Approximately 8-10 positions will 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.

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