Welcome Class of 2027

New Student Information

Welcome to St. Agnes Academy!

We are so excited for you to begin your journey with us as Academy women. Before you continue to the information below, please be sure to secure your enrollment by completing the enrollment contract by March 31, 2023.

Below, you will find some information and resources that will help you navigate your next steps. 

You will also find descriptions of the 2023 Athletic Summer Camp offerings, fall sports tryout details, and audition information for Tiger Girls Dance Team, Speech and Debate, and Mixed Chorus. You can also find this information located in our Tiger Book. 

Our ninth grade orientation program includes a computer training session on August 15 (you will be notified of your assigned time via email.) Tiger Camp Orientation for all incoming 9th graders is August 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Participation in both of these programs is mandatory. Classes begin for all St. Agnes students on Thursday, August 17. 
  • Aug 15: Technology training for incoming freshmen
  • Aug 16: Tiger Camp for incoming freshman
  • Aug 17: First day of classes

Course Selection and Registration

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  • Course Registration Information

    Incoming students will receive more information about course registration in early April. Please find our 9th Grade Curriculum Guide here.

    9th Grade students are required to fulfill the following:
    • Theology 1
    • English 1
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • World Language
    • Physical Education/Health
    • Ancient Civilizations (1 semester)
    • Elective (1 semester)

Out of Box Session Assignments

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  • Out of Box Training

    Dear Class of 2027,
    We are thrilled that you will be attending St. Agnes! We can’t wait to see you at Out of Box Training on Tuesday, August 15 to get a jump start on becoming a St. Agnes Tiger. Out of Box is our 90-minute technology orientation where you get your computer and walk through your computer setup. There will also be a quick introduction to mySAA showing you how to view your schedule and access your classes. 
    We have divided your class into four groups. Each group has been assigned to a 90-minute session as outlined below. Lunch will not be provided during Out of Box Training, so please plan to eat lunch before you arrive or after your session ends.  You may wear jeans and a t-shirt during the training. Please find your place among the sessions below. Each session is assigned by the first letter of your last name. When you arrive at St. Agnes, enter from the back parking lot by Meyer Hall and meet in Sauer Lobby 15 minutes prior to the start of your session.
    Out of Box Training – Tuesday, August 15
    Session 1       
    D – J
    8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    Session 2      
    K – M
    11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Session 3       
    N – T
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Session 4       
    V -Z and A - C
    3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Additional technology training will be provided once school begins. If you have any questions regarding Out of Box Training, please contact Elaine Mouton at
    After you have received your laptop and completed your introductory computer training, your whole class will come together for the first time as a group on Wednesday, August 16 for Tiger Camp Orientation at 9 a.m. More details about Tiger Camp will be sent by email. Out of Box Training and Tiger Camp Orientation are both mandatory for all incoming 9th grade students.
    The first day of school for all students will be Thursday, August 17. Students are to arrive in regular uniform attire.
    Class of 2027 Parents: The Parents’ Associate invite moms and dads of all students to “It’s Just Coffee” at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16. Parents of the Class of 2027 will enjoy a coffee while getting to know other parents in your daughter’s class. The School Spirit Store will be open immediately following the Welcome Coffee. Stop by to check out our new merchandise, shop the "Grab Bag Sale" and purchase your SAA swag! Please mark your calendar.

Placement 2023

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  • Placement 2023

    Course placement will come out at the end of May/early June.

    Placement testing will take place on campus on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

    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 or honors 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 Natalee Lloyd, math department chair, at

    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

    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 Robin Licato, science department chair, at

    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

    You may contact Brigid Schiro, Director of Enrollment Management, at 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 2, 2023.

    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!

Summer Classes - Registration Now Open

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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 5-June 23, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

    Click here to register.
  • 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 5 - June 23.

    Morning Class - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -
    Afternoon Class - 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Both the morning and afternoon session of Communications Applications is currently full. To be added to the wait list please email Amy Lary, Admissions Coordinator. 
  • 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 5-16, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Students that were invited to take this course should have received an invitation via email.
  • 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 5- June 16.

    Morning Class - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - This class is currently full. To be added to the wait list please email Amy Lary, Admissions Coordinator.
    Afternoon Class - 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - This class is currently full. To be added to the wait list please email Amy Lary, Admissions Coordinator. 

Summer Reading

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    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (ISBN13: 978-0142001745)

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (ISBN 9780060736262) 

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
    • Black uniform pants from Dennis Uniforms
    • 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.

    School Webstore Code: V9G

    You may also visit the Dennis Store located at:
    7613 Katy Freeway, Suite G
    Houston, Texas 77024
    (713) 357-9902


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  • Photo of Brigid Schiro

    Brigid Schiro 

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

    Jamie Wissinger 

    Director of Admissions
    (713) 219-5411
  • Photo of Amy Lary

    Amy  Lary 

    Admissions Coordinator and Special Projects

Medical Forms

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  • MAGNUS Health Portal

    You will be able to access your daughter's online Magnus Health account with a single sign-on through mySAA beginning May 1, 2023.

    Beginning May 1, go to the Parent Resource Board and click on the Magnus Health tile to access your daughter's account. All required forms are due July 15, 2023. 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. 

Student Physicals Night

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  • Student Physical Night Information

    SAA is partnering with Houston Methodist and the Houston Texans to host a Student Physicals Night.

    Current and incoming students participating in sports for the 2023-2024 school year are welcome to attend on Wednesday, May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Sauer Lobby.

    Please bring this form to the event. Click here for more details.

    Athletic physicals, or Pre-participation Physical Examination, are required annually for anyone trying out for any sport. Physicals are due July 15, 2023.

Team Auditions and Tryouts

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  • Band/Orchestra

    Audition information will be emailed to interested students no later than May 15th. Interest information will be collected during your daughter's class registration. Students can prepare for this audition by practicing their major scales (Full Range) and a prepared etude or solo. 

    If you have questions regarding Band please reach out to Director of Bands, Sean Burke

    Audition information will be available here on May 30. 

    All orchestra auditioning students should be able to play the following scales and arpeggios: 
    C MAJOR (Cellos and violas) three octaves 
    G MAJOR (All Sections, 3 octaves) 
    D MAJOR (All Sections, 2 octaves) 
    A MAJOR (All Sections, 2 octaves) 

    If you have questions regarding Orchestra please reach out Director of Orchestras, Guillermo Hernandez-Ching.
  • Volleyball

    Season tryouts for Volleyball will begin July 31 in the St. Agnes New Gym. There will be a Rising 9th grade Volleyball Talent Showcase on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information and to register please see the volleyball camp information on this webpage.

    If you are interested in trying out or learning more about Volleyball, please click this link and complete the interest survey.

    If you have questions regarding volleyball, please reach out to Coach Ariwodo.
  • Water Polo

    Season tryouts for Water Polo will be August 1st and August 2nd from 6:30a.m.-8:30a.m. at the Strake Jesuit pool. Regular season practice begins August 3rd. 

    If you are interested in trying out or learning more about Water Polo in the fall, please click this link and complete the Interest survey.
    Emails will include information regarding camps, tryouts, and additional playing opportunities. 

    Please visit the team page or contact Water Polo Head Coach Kaitlin Kelley for more information.
  • Cross Country

    Base camp starts June 5th. Regular season practice begins June 12th. 

    If you are interested in Cross Country and learning please click this link and complete our interest survey.
    Emails will include information regarding camps, tryouts, and summer running opportunities.

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

  • Field Hockey

    Season tryouts for Field Hockey will be August 1st - August 4th from 7:30a.m.- 9:00a.m. at the East Campus Athletic Complex. Regular season practice begins August 7th. 

    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.

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

    Mixed Chorus auditions will take place Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the St. Agnes Choir Room. Please enter at the front of the school at the Rotunda. There you will be escorted to the St. Agnes Choir Room by a Chorus Council Member.

    For more information about 2023 Mixed Chorus Auditions click here.  

    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.
  • 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 eight 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.

    If you have questions about Speech and Debate, please reach out to Sherri Perry.
  • Tiger Girls

    Click here for all Tiger Girl audition information. 

    Click here for permission to audition form.

    Informational Meeting: New Student Information Session

    Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
    Click HERE to Join
    Meeting ID: 879 8133 0051
    Passcode: 051879

    Dance Clinic:
    April 20, 2023

    4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SAA Dance Studio (review routine and evaluate technique)

    Audition Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
    4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SAA Dance Studio (judges)

    Mandatory Meeting: April 27, 2023
    4:00-5:30 p.m. Uniform Fitting 
    5:30 -7:00 p.m. Meeting for all parents and dancers

    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. 

Theatre Auditions

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  • 2023-2024 Audition Information

    Thank you for your interest in the Theatre Program at St. Agnes Academy. Auditions for the Fall Musical and Fall Play will be held on Monday, August 14 with callbacks on Tuesday, August 15 (time TBA).  
    An online sign-up sheet will be made available in early August. 

    Click here to find details on audition requirements and other important audition information.

    For questions about our Theatre Program please contact. Ms. Jewell Handy, Director of Theatre or Mr. Aaron McAllister, Director of Fine & Performing Arts

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