Admissions

Welcome Class of 2025

New Student Information

Welcome to St. Agnes Academy!

We are so excited for you to begin your journey with us as Academy Women. Below, you will find some information and resources that will help you navigate your next steps. Schedules will be available in July.

Below, you will find descriptions of the 2021 Athletic Summer Camp offerings, please check the 2021 Summer Camp page for updates. 

You will also find audition and sign-up information for the Tiger Girls Dance Team, Speech and Debate Team, and Mixed Chorus, as well as tryout information for fall sports.

Our ninth grade orientation program includes a computer training session on August 10 (you will be notified of your assigned time via email.) Tiger Camp Orientation for all incoming 9th graders is August 11 from 8:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Participation in both of these programs is mandatory. Classes begin for all St. Agnes students on Thursday, August 12. 
 
  • Aug 10: Technology training for incoming freshmen
  • Aug 11: Tiger Camp for incoming freshman
  • Aug 12: First day of classes 

Out of Box Session Assignments

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  • Out of Box Training

    Session A:        
    Adrogue – Escobedo            
    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (pick up time)

    Session B:        
                      Etlinger – Karaszewski                       
    9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (pick up time)
     
    Session C:        
                               Keeler - Phelps                                  
    11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (pick up time)
     
    Session D:       
                         Pilibosian – Yusuf                               
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (pick up time)

    Each session is assigned by last name -- please find where your last name falls alphabetically between the two names listed by each session.
     
    If you have any questions regarding Out of Box Training please contact Jeff Wheeler at jwheeler@st-agnes.org.

Placement 2021

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  • Placement 2021

    Placement testing will take place on campus on Saturday, April 24th.

    Please click here for more details about testing details


    Our goal with the placement process is to facilitate a smooth transition to high school for your daughters. We want our students to be challenged, but not overwhelmed. The placement exams, along with the ISEE results, give us common points of comparison between students coming to us from all over the greater Houston area. Typically, students who earned 8 and 9 stanines on the ISEE exam can expect an offer of placement into one or more honors classes at St. Agnes. Strong performance on placement exams is especially critical for students with stanines of 7 and below who wish to place into honors classes. Students who do not place into honors classes in the 9
    th grade can demonstrate their readiness for additional rigor in the curriculum by excelling (maintaining a strong A) in a college prep level course and expressing an interest in the subject.

    About two-thirds of our students take college prep Algebra 1 in the 9th grade. It is essential for students to establish a strong foundation in algebra because all future work in mathematics will build upon this foundation. The other third of students take either college prep Geometry or Honors Geometry in the 9th grade. The algebra placement exam assesses specific algebra skills in addition to mathematical problem-solving skills. The mathematics department uses ISEE scores and the results of the placement exam to determine the best math course for each student. If you have questions regarding your daughter’s math placement, please contact Brittanie Polasek, math department chair, at brittanie.polasek@st-agnes.org

    The world language placement exam assesses students’ knowledge of grammar elements, vocabulary, and writing skills. The world language department uses the results of the placement exam to place students into Level 1, 2, or 3 for each language offered. If you have questions regarding your daughter’s world language placement, please contact Marcia Clark, world language department chair, at marcia.clark@st-agnes.org.

    All 9th graders take either college prep Biology or Honors Biology. The science placement exam assesses mastery of concepts from physical science (also known as Integrated Physics and Chemistry), life science, and basic science skills, such as measuring and interpreting graphs. ISEE scores are also considered during the science placement process, as good reading comprehension, an aptitude for learning vocabulary, and strong quantitative skills are important for success in Honors Biology. If you have questions regarding your daughter’s science placement, please contact Josephine DeForke, science department chair, at jdeforke@st-agnes.org.

    There is no placement exam for English. All 9
    th graders take either college prep English 1 or Honors English 1. Placement in Honors English 1 is based primarily on ISEE exam scores and may involve review of the writing sample and other application materials. In recent years, about 20% of 9th graders were offered placement in Honors English 1. If you have questions regarding your daughter’s English placement, please contact Lydia Smith, English department chair, at lydia.smith@st-agnes.org.

    You may contact Brigid Schiro, Associate Director of Admissions, at brigid.schiro@st-agnes.org to decline an honors placement, or to notify us of any errors in the course requests. Student schedules are generated in June, so it is important that we have the correct course requests by June 9, 2021.

    The faculty, staff, and administrators at St. Agnes are all looking forward to working with your daughters over the next four years. Let the journey begin!
     
  • How to View Course Requests

    Click here for instructions.

Summer Reading

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  • ENGLISH 1

    Book Title: Starfish
    Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • H ENGLISH 1

    Book Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Author: Betty Smith

Uniform Requirements

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  • Dress Code

    The school uniform is worn daily at St. Agnes, except on specified “non-uniform or free dress days.” Required parts of the uniform are sold exclusively at Dennis Uniforms and must be properly fitted. The uniform must be worn from the first bell to the final bell. Our goal is that students be neat in appearance and reflect pride in themselves and the school. The school reserves the right to request students to replace their uniform if they are in disrepair or ill-fitting.
    Click here for a helpful Uniform Guide. 
     
  • Optional Parts of the Uniform

    Optional Parts of the Uniform: May be worn on regular school days
    • Black or white, long or short sleeve polo shirts with school crest
    • Only SAA approved outerwear purchased from the SAA Spirit Store, or school letter jacket may be worn during the school day. No commercial brand outerwear of any kind is allowed. No other club or athletic outerwear may be worn except for designated Spirit Fridays. Students may always wear their SAA cardigan on any school day.
    • Shoes must always be worn. On non-Assembly Dress Uniform Days, students may wear any athletic shoe or a black flat shoe. All shoes must be fully enclosed.
    • Socks and tights are optional.
  • Required Parts of the Uniform

    Required Parts of the Uniform: Must be worn on all Assembly Dress Uniform Days
    • Glen plaid skirt – skirt length must reach the top of the knee when standing. Skirt length is strictly enforced.
    • White oxford shirt, with the school crest on it. No visible undershirts or visible undergarments may be worn under the oxford shirt.
    • Black button-down cardigan sweater with school crest
    • Black leather dress shoes
    • On Assembly Dress Uniform Days, socks or tights must be black or white. No leggings or sweatpants are allowed under the uniform skirt.
  • Where to Purchase

    St. Agnes Academy uniforms must be purchased through the official uniform supplier, Dennis Uniforms.

Summer Classes

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  • Beginning Competitive Speech/Debate

    Beginning Competitive Speech and Debate is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of competitive public forum debate, extemporaneous speaking and original oratory and who expect to either join the forensics team in the fall or use skills learned in other classes. Students will earn 0.5 communication credits for this course. The cost of the course is $400. Course dates: June 14-July 2, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

    This summer course is currently full. Please contact Brigid Schiro to be added to the wait list.
  • Communications Applications

    This course explores the many ways we communicate with each other, from non-verbal to interpersonal to formal speech. Students will become more effective communicators, focusing on listening as much as speaking. Reducing public speaking anxiety, practicing speech construction and delivery, and learning how to research, organize and write a presentation will all be emphasized. Students will practice collaborating in a conference setting as well as addressing a group solo. Units in interviewing, famous speeches, informative and persuasive speaking, debate and dramatic reading will be included. Students will earn 0.5 communication credits for this course. The cost of the course is $400. Course dates: June 14 - July 2, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    This summer course is currently full. Please contact Brigid Schiro to be added to the wait list.
  • Math Enrichment

    Driven by the desire to ensure that all of our incoming 9th graders are prepared to succeed in Algebra 1, this enrichment course is designed to help students improve their mathematics skills. Based on ISEE and math placement scores, students who are identified as needing additional review or support in the area of mathematics are invited to attend this two-week program. Students who receive an invitation are strongly encouraged to attend. This course is by invitation only. The course fee is $300. Course dates: June 14-25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tiger Jump Start

    This course is designed to help incoming 9th graders get a jump start on the St. Agnes experience! While learning some of the critical skills they will need to be successful in high school, they will also meet new friends, get familiar with the building and get some insight into SAA history and culture. The first week of this course will be devoted to effective communication, study skills, time management, organization, note-taking and prioritization. While the second week will be devoted to the summer reading selection - utilizing new methods of close reading, analysis, outlining, sentence structure and writing skills. This course is great preparation for our new Tigers! This is a non-credit course. The cost of the course is $300. Course dates: June 14-25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    This summer course is currently full. Please contact Brigid Schiro to be added to the wait list.

Summer Camp - Registration Now Open

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  • 2021 Lacrosse Camp

    Lacrosse Camp
    June 7 - 11th, 2021, 8:30 - 10:30a.m. 
    (for incoming 7th - 12th grade) $155

    Our lacrosse camp is designed for girls of all levels - from beginners who have never played to advanced players who are looking toward collegiate opportunities. This camp will improve your daughter's technical skill, game knowledge, and overall conditioning. Camp directors will work with individuals to prepare them for lacrosse team tryouts, and to bring their game to the next level. For more information on Lacrosse, please contact Head Coach Tiffany Deinzer.

    Click HERE to register!
  • 2021 Softball Camp

    Softball All-Skills Camp
    June 21-24, 2021, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    (for incoming 4th-9th grade girls) $125

    The Softball All-Skills Camp is open to students entering 4th – 9th grade from any public or private school. Our 4-day camp is designed to address all aspects and skills of the sport. We will cover fielding, hitting, baserunning, pitching, and catching. We will also teach competition and spirit through fun camp games and activities. In addition, our camp is designed to showcase the talent of incoming 9th graders for selection and placement onto the St. Agnes Fall Softball Teams. Softball campers will work alongside St. Agnes coaches, current players, and alumni. All campers will receive a SAA Softball t-shirt. We look forward to meeting you!

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on softball, email Head Coach priscilla.riser@st-agnes.org
  • 2021 Track & Field Camp

    Track & Field Camp
    June 7-11, 2021, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    (for beginner to advanced athletes) $155

    Emphasis on running mechanics/speed development incorporated through drills. We will teach proper warm-up and race strategy. Athletes will be introduced to field events, relays and hurdles.

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on cross country/track, email Head Coach Kristi.robbins@st-agnes.org
  • 2021 Basketball Camp

    Basketball Comprehensive Camp 
    June 7-11, 2021, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    (for rising 5-9th grade girls) $155

    The Comprehensive Basketball Camp is designed for students entering 5th – 9th grades of any school public or private, who are committed to being taught the skills of basketball. All offensive and defensive individual and team fundamentals will be covered as well as stretching routines.  It is our sole purpose to assist your daughter in becoming the best basketball athlete possible.  It is the intention of our Camp staff to give your child the necessary tools to develop her attitude as a "winner", "leader" and a "competitor”.

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on basketball email Head Coach, Jeff Hollinger

  • 2021 Cross Country Camps

    Rising 9th Grade Cross Country Camp 
    Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    (for rising St. Agnes 9th graders) $55

    Our camp is designed for girls of all running abilities. This session will focus on basic training and how to build core strength. It is designed to highlight and expose the potential talent of rising ninth graders. Expect to work hard and build a strong fitness base! You will learn the training strategies for the upcoming season.

    Click HERE to register!
     
    Cross Country Camp 
    June 7-11, 2021, 7-9 a.m.
    (for rising 5th-12th grade girls and running abilities)
    $155

    Our camp is designed for girls of all ages and running abilities. Each session will focus on basic training and building core strength. Experienced coaches will provide technical advice to help each runner build endurance and speed. Expect to work hard and build a strong fitness base!

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on cross country/track email Head Coach, Kristi Robbins
  • 2021 Field Hockey Camps

    Field Hockey Camp 
    June 14-18, 2021, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    (for incoming 7th - 12th grade) $155

    Our field hockey camp is designed for girls of all levels – from beginners, who have never played, to advanced players who are looking toward collegiate opportunities. This camp will improve your daughter’s technical skill, game knowledge, and overall conditioning. Camp directors will work with individuals to prepare them for field hockey team tryouts, and to bring their game to the next level.

    Click HERE to register!
    For more information on field hockey email Head Coach, Tiffany Deinzer.
  • 2021 Soccer Camp

    Soccer Camp 
    June 1-4, 2021, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
    (for rising 7-12th grade girls) $155

    Our camp is designed for girls entering 7-12th grade who are committed to improving their skills and mastering new techniques. Each session will focus on both technical and tactical components of the game. St. Agnes soccer coaches and staff will work with players to improve their mental and physical capacity for the game.

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on soccer email Coach Lizzy Fernandez.
  • 2021 Volleyball Camps

    Rising 9th Grade Volleyball Talent Showcase 
    Monday, June 7, 2021, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    (for rising St. Agnes 9th graders) $55

    This camp is open to all St. Agnes rising 9th graders interested in trying out for the 2021 SAA volleyball team. This showcase is designed to highlight and expose the talent of rising 9th graders while introducing our offensive and defensive systems here at SAA. Parent and player tryout information meeting: 7:45-8:00 p.m.

    Click HERE to register!
                                 
    All-Skills Beginner Volleyball Camp  
    June 14-18, 2021, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    (for rising 5-8th grade girls; 0-2 years club experience) $155

    Our beginner camp is designed to train the skills necessary to compete at the middle and high school level.  We will tackle the necessary skill set for overall player development:  movement training, ball control, serving, offensive and defensive techniques, position training and game play.  This is the perfect camp for players with little club or playing experience who want to improve on their skills.

    Click HERE to register!

    Volleyball Advanced Training Academy
    June 14-18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    (for rising 7-10th grade girls; 1-2 years club experience) $155

    Our advanced academy addresses the skills needed to compete at the club, middle, and high school levels. We fast track our training regime by increasing the intensity and pace of the drills thus supplying a high repetitious environment for the elite player. Our position academies are designed to target individual position skills as well as ball control, footwork, and speed that is needed to give the elite player an on-court advantage. 

    Click HERE to register!

    Volleyball Advanced Competition Camp 
    June 14-18, 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    (for rising 7-10th grade girls; 2+ years club experience)
    $125 or Package Price: Advanced Training Academy + Competition Camp $225

    This 5-day adventure will catapult you into tournament mode as we start with game play and end with game play while sharpening your technical and tactical skills. We will send you on a rollercoaster of group and team scenarios on and off the court as we work to improve our leadership skills, team chemistry, game play, and true understanding of how to play against the ball.

    Click HERE to register!

    Volleyball Positional Training Clinics

    Serve, Pass, and Dig Clinic
    June 21-24, 2021, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    (For rising 6-10th grade girls) $105

    This clinic will break down serving, serve receive, and defense.  The focus will be on footwork, tracking, and platform control on serve receive.  Defensively we will break down digging, run-throughs and rolling.
    Click HERE to register!

    Set and Attack Clinic
    June 21-24, 2021, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    (for rising 6-10 grade girls) $100

    Campers will select the setter or hitter clinic. We will divide into skill levels upon arrival and begin with position training for each position. We’ll break down the skill set associated with setter and hitter training then combine to work on tempo, timing, and more game like scenarios.
    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on volleyball, email Head Coach, Cydryce McMillian.
  • 2021 Water Polo Camp

    Water Polo Camp 
    June 22-24, 2021, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
    (for girls ages 9-15) $155

    Our water polo camp is designed for girls ages 9-15, of all levels – from beginners to advanced players.  Each session will focus on basic training and fundamentals of water polo. Experienced coaches will provide technical advice to help each athlete improve their swimming and water polo skills. Expect to have fun!! We will learn the basics and build to the final day of scrimmaging and FUN!

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on water polo/swimming email Head Coach, Kaitlin Kelley.

Questions?

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  • Photo of Brigid Schiro

    Brigid Schiro 

    Director of Admissions
    (713) 219-5412
  • Photo of Jamie Wissinger

    Jamie Wissinger 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (713) 219-5411

Medical Forms

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  • MAGNUS Health Portal

    You are now able to access your daughter's online Magnus Health account with a single sign-on through MySAA.

    Go to Resources and click on the Magnus Health tile to access your daughter's account. All required forms are due July 15, 2021. St. Agnes Academy uses a system called MAGNUS to manage all student health records.

    All forms for medical records, including physical forms, immunization record forms, and medication authorization, can be found in MAGNUS and are submitted through this system. 

    Click here for information on how to access your online Magnus Health account.

Team Auditions and Tryouts

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  • Volleyball

    Season tryouts for Volleyball begin August 1. If you are interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall, please click this Link and complete our Google interest survey by May 1st.
     
    We will host a ZOOM Tryout Meeting on Thursday, May 13 @ 4:00 p.m.  Please “Zoom In” to hear what we have in store for the Fall season.
     
    Cydryce McMillian is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
     
     
    Meeting ID: 843 2049 3378
    Passcode: 962426

    Please visit the team page or contact Volleyball Head Coach, Cydryce McMillian for more information.
  • Cross Country

    Season tryouts for Cross Country begin August 1. If you are interested in trying out or learning more about Cross Country in the fall, please click this link and complete our Google interest survey.

    Emails will include information regarding camps, tryouts, and summer running opportunities.
     
    Link to URL: https://forms.gle/wSu1MSbfcSWnf4je6

    Please visit the team page or contact Cross Country Head Coach, Kristi Robbins for more information.

     
  • Field Hockey

    Season tryouts for Field Hockey begin August 1.If you are interested in trying out or learning more about Field Hockey in the fall, please click this link and complete our Google interest survey.

    Emails will include information regarding camps, tryouts, and additional playing opportunities.
     
    Link URL: https://forms.gle/WGyKJJsb9USueM6T7

     Please visit the team page or contact Field Hockey Head Coach Tiffany Deinzer for more information.
  • Mixed Chorus

    Mixed Chorus is composed of both St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit students from grades 9-12. Selected by a required audition in April of the previous school year, chorus members meet daily, Monday through Friday from 7:10 to 7:50 a.m. Chorus members learn basic breathing, vocal focus and basic music theory. All members learn to sight read and are exposed to a variety of vocal styles, from Renaissance to Broadway.

    Click here for more information on Mixed Chorus.

    Click here for online audition information.
  • Speech and Debate

    The St. Agnes Academy Speech and Debate Team is a dynamic and growing group of student who: Inform, Persuade, Debate, and Interpret. The team is nationally-recognized and is ranked in the top seven percent of nearly 4,000 high school teams in the country. The S&D Team is also currently the Chapter Leader in the South Texas District. 

    Click here for more information on how to join the Speech and Debate Team.
  • Tiger Girls Dance Auditions

    The Tiger Girls are St. Agnes Academy’s award-winning dance team that promotes school spirit and generates enthusiasm for St. Agnes Academy. The Tiger Girls perform during half time at the Strake Jesuit home football games, during half time at select St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit basketball games, dance competitions, St. Agnes pep rallies and spring show. Each year the dance team continues to bring home regional, state, and national championship titles! The Tiger Girls view this program as a dance family and strive to grow as a community as well as dancers. 

    Click here for audition information.

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