Admissions

Welcome, Class of 2028

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 27, 2024.


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

You will also find descriptions of the 2024 Athletic Summer Camp offerings, fall sports tryout details, and audition information for Tiger Girls Dance Team, Speech and Debate, and Mixed Chorus. To find the complete Tiger Book, click here

Our ninth grade orientation program includes a computer training session on August 12 (you will be notified of your assigned time via email.) Tiger Camp Orientation for all incoming 9th graders is August 13 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 Wednesday, August 14. 
 
  • Aug 12: Technology training for incoming freshmen
  • Aug 13: Tiger Camp for incoming freshman
  • Aug 14: First day of classes

Join the Fun!

    • All accepted students are invited to join us for a celebratory event on Wednesday, March 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. Event begins in Meyer Hall, please park in the back parking lot.

Placement 2024

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  • Placement 2024

    Placement testing will take place on campus on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

    During testing, incoming parents are highly encouraged to attend an academic information session, hosted by Academic Dean Zoe Montoney and Director of College Counseling Lesley Watkins.
    The information session will focus on long-term planning, how we utilize placement testing, curriculum overview and graduation requirements, understanding transcripts, and what your daughter's college counseling timeline looks like.

    We will notify you at the end of May when course placement will be viewable in mySAA. 

    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 natalee.lloyd@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 Meredith Millik, world language department chair, at meredith.millik@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 Robin Licato, science department chair, at robin.licato@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 Zoe Montoney, Academic Dean, at zoe.montoney@st-agnes.org to decline an honors placement or update the course requests. Student schedules are generated in June, so it is important that we have the correct course requests in our system.

    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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  • 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 10 - June 28.

    Morning Class - 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. -
    Afternoon Class - 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    REGISTER HERE
  • 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 17- June 28.

    Morning Class: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Class: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    REGISTER HERE

Athletics Summer Camp - Registration Now Open

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  • 2024 Lacrosse Camp

    Lacrosse Camp
    June 17 - 21, 2024 (no camp June 19), 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
    (for rising 7th - 12th grade) $150

    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.  

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on Lacrosse, please contact Head Coach Tiffany Deinzer.
  • 2024 Softball Camp

    Softball All-Skills Camp
    June 10-12, 2024, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    (for incoming 4th-9th grade girls) $120

    The Softball All-Skills Camp is open to students entering 4th – 9th grade from any public or private school. Our 3-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!

    Softball Pitching and Catching Camps
    Thursday-Friday, June 13-14, 2024
    (for age 7 - rising 9th grade girls)

    9:00-10:15 Beginner Pitching OR Advanced Catching $60
    10:30-11:45 Advanced Pitching OR Beginner Catching $60
     
    Beginner Pitching - For pitchers 10* and under or any age new to pitching. We will go step-by-step to cover fundamentals of pitching at a gradual pace. Pitchers will learn techniques and drills to improve their pitching skills at home.

    Beginner Catching - For catchers 10* and under or any age new to catching. We will go step-by-step to cover fundamentals of catching at a gradual pace. Catchers will learn techniques and drills to improve their catching skills at home.

    Advanced Pitching - For pitchers 11* and up with a solid fastball foundation and that can train at an elevated pace. This advanced session will cover ways to improve fundamentals such takeoff, glide, plant, whip, and release. Pitchers will learn movements to improve overall speed and different ways to throw a changeup and a drop ball. Pitchers will learn drills to use while training at home.

    Advanced Catching - For catchers 11* and up with a solid foundation of catching, and that can train at an elevated pace. Our advanced session will cover blocking and framing techniques, throw downs from both feet and knees, and catching IQ. Catchers will learn skill work to continue training at home.
     
    *The advanced camps are intended for players with a higher level of experience. You may register your daughter if you feel she is prepared for the faster pace and intensity that this camp will entail.

    Click HERE to register!

    For more information on softball, email Head Coach Priscilla Riser.
  • 2024 Swim Camp

    Swim Camp
    June 3-5, June 10-13, and June 17-20, June 24-26, 2024
    7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
    (for rising 9th - 12th graders)
    Pricing and registration through Strake Jesuit

    Improve your technique and conditioning in all four swim strokes. Emphasis on diving from starting blocks, underwater kick focus, and racing strategy will also be key parts of the four-week training camp.  

    Click here for more information and to register! 

    For more information on swimming email Head Coach, Kaitlin Kelley.
  • 2024 Track & Field Camp

    Track & Field Camp
    June 3-6, 2022, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    (for beginner to advanced athletes) $150

    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 Chris Warren.
  • 2024 Basketball Camp

    Basketball Comprehensive Camp 
    June 3-7, 2024, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
    (for rising 5-9th grade girls) $150

    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

  • 2024 Cross Country Camps

    Rising 9th Grade Cross Country Camp 
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    (for rising St. Agnes 9th graders) $50

    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 3-6, 2024, 6:30-9:00 a.m.
    (for boys and girls, rising 5th-12th grades running abilities) $150

    Our camp is designed for girls and boys 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, Chris Warren
  • 2024 Field Hockey Camps

    Field Hockey Camp 
    June 10-14, 2024, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    (for girls of all levels) $150

    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, Jeremy Cain.
  • 2024 Soccer Camp

    Soccer Camp 
    June 24-28, 2024, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    (for rising 7-12th grade girls) $150

    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.
  • 2024 Volleyball Camps

    Rising 9th Grade Volleyball Talent Showcase 
    Thursday, May 30, 2024 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
    (for rising St. Agnes 9th graders) $50

    This camp is open to all St. Agnes rising 9th graders interested in trying out for the 2023 SAA volleyball program. 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 following this session at 7:45pm.

    Click HERE to register!
                                 
    Volleyball Camp  
    June 10-13, 2024, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    (for rising 5-8th grade girls) $150

    Our camp is designed to train the skills necessary to compete at the middle 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
    varying experience levels who want to improve on their skills. Campers will be separated onto courts by age and/or grade.

    Click HERE to register!

    Ball Control Camp
    Monday, June 17, 2024,
    9:00-11:00 a.m.
    (for rising 9th
    -12th graders) $50 

    This 2-hour, single day camp will focus on defense, serve receive, and serving techniques. The athletes will receive quality touches while getting constant feedback. This is perfect for individual repetitions regardless of age to improve their ball control.  

    Attacking & Blocking Camp
    Tuesday June 18
    , 2024 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    (Rising 9
    th-12th graders) $50 

    This 2-hour, single day camp will focus on individual attacking technique (both upper body and lower body focuses). The athletes will receive quality touches while getting constant feedback. This is perfect for individual repetitions regardless of age to improve their hitting and blocking skills.  
     
     
    Setting Camp
    Thursday, June 20,
    9:00-11:00 a.m.
    (Rising 9
    th-12th graders) $50 

    This 2-hour, single day camp will focus on individual setting technique. The athletes will receive quality touches while getting constant feedback. This is perfect for individual repetitions regardless of age to improve their setting (both form and location).  

    For more information on volleyball, email Head Coach Ashley Ariwodo
  • 2024 Water Polo Camp

    Water Polo Camp 
    July 8-11, 2024, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
    (for girls ages 9-15) $150
    Registration through Strake Jesuit

    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 for more information and to register!

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

ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS

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  • Spectrum Summer Robotics Camp

    New this year! The Spectrum Summer Robotics Camp offers an introduction to the St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Robotics Team, Spectrum.
    • Spectrum competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition, the highest level of competitive high school robotics.
    • Learn the engineering skills involved in building a robot for high school competitions.
    • Learn to use advanced tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers to create parts and mechanisms you will help design.
    • Introduction to engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, software engineering, and electrical engineering. 
    • Guest speakers from a variety of engineering and STEM fields.
    • Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Programming, Machining, Computer Vision, and more
    Lead Instructor: Allen Gregory, Spectrum’s Head Coach, has over 22 years of educational robotics experience.

    Required Camp Days:  Monday to Friday - June 10 to 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Optional Saturdays: June 16 and June 22, 1 to 6 p.m.
    Optional Robotics Tournament: June 28 to 29, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Location: Spectrum Engineering Lab, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Campus
    8900 Bellaire Blvd, Agee Hall 3103, Houston, Texas, 77036

    Price: $600

    APPLY HERE
  • INSPIRIT A.I.

    St. Agnes Academy is excited to host an in-person, pre-college, project-based artificial intelligence program through Inspirit AI, an AI education program developed and taught by Stanford and MIT graduates this summer.
     
    Artificial intelligence is the defining technology of our times: in our voice-activated devices, smartphone face recognition systems, autonomous vehicles, and now in generative AI like ChatGPT. This is a unique opportunity for students with diverse interests to understand and apply AI to improve the world.
     
    The Inspirit AI Summer Program:
    • Begins Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 21, which is a total of 10 sessions of 3 hours each.
    • Is open to students from grades 7-12.
    • Covers fundamental concepts of AI and will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of how AI is used to build ChatGPT and generative AI, fight the COVID-19 pandemic, power self-driving cars, and more.
    • Will teach students to program AI using Python, classes will discuss ethics and bias within AI and complete a group project applying AI to a discipline like healthcare, astronomy, finance, among others.
    • No prior computer science experience is required to participate. 
    If you may be interested in participating in this unique opportunity, please fill out this short interest form.
     
    The program fee will be $1600 for 31.5 hours of hands-on learning with AI practitioners and graduate students from Stanford and MIT who will travel to Houston to teach this pre-college program.
     
    Please review the program brochure for more information about curriculum, schedule, projects, teaching team, and more!

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 or skort – skirt/skort 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
    ST. AGNES ACADEMY

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

Summer Reading

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  • ENGLISH 1

    The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (ISBN: 9781646144129)
  • H ENGLISH 1

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 9780141441146 )

Out of Box Session Assignments

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  • Out of Box Training

    Out of box training will take place Monday, August 12th. Out of Box is our technology orientation where you get your computer and walk through your computer setup. More information about Out of Box training will be posted here over the summer as well as communicated via email. 

Questions?

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    Brigid Schiro 

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

    Director of Admissions
    (713) 219-5411
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    Amy  Lary 

    Admissions Coordinator and Special Projects
    713.219.5464

Course Selection and Registration

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  • Course Registration Information

    Incoming students received a Course Registration email on April 2, 2024 with information on how to register online.

    Please use the course requirements outlined below and the 9th Grade Curriculum Guide here to complete course registration by April 9, 2024.

    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)

Student Physicals Night

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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, 2024.

    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, 2024. St. Agnes Academy uses a system called MAGNUS to manage all student health records.

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

    Click here to read more.

Team Auditions and Tryouts

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  • Band/Orchestra

    Band:
    Audition information will be emailed to interested students no later than May 1st. Interest information will be collected during your daughter's class registration. Students can start preparing for this audition by practicing daily. 

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

    Orchestra:
    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 August 5 in the St. Agnes New Gym.
    There will be a Rising 9th grade Volleyball Talent Showcase on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with a Parent Meeting to follow at 7:45 p.m. For information on registering for camps please see the volleyball camp information on this webpage.

    Volleyball Summer Open Gym:
    Open Gyms will be every Tuesday and Thursday beginning the 1st week of June and ending the 2nd week of July. There will be no open gym the first week of July. Strangth and conditioning will be included in each Open Gym session. Athletes need to indicate which open gym sessions they will attend by adding their name to the spreadsheet linked below. Simple add the athlete name, grade, and position for each open gym an athlete will be attending. Click here to signup to attend Open Gym

    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 5 and August 6
    from 6:30 -8:30 a.m. at the Strake Jesuit pool. Regular season practice begins August 3. 

    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 3. Regular season practice begins June 12. 

    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 12- August 15 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the East Campus Athletic Complex. Team selection will take place August 15.
    Regular season practice begins August 18.
    If a weather make up day is needed, it will be on August 16. 


    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 13, 2024 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 2024 Mixed Chorus Auditions click here.  

    Click here to complete the pre-registration form.

    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

    To sign up for Tryouts and select a preview night to attend, please complete this form. Please also be sure to read the Tiger Girls Handbook and complete the Permission Waiver.

    Preview Nights: March 19 and April 4, from 6 to 8:30
    We will host two preview nights which give dancers the opportunity to come attend practice before tryouts and see what they're like.

    We will practice for 2 hours (stretch, technique, and learn a quick sideline or combination). Then, we will have pizza and Q&A with current seniors and Coach Kaylee at the end of the night. Preview nights will be held in the SAA dance room. You may select which preview night you will attend when registering for tryouts, and are welcome at both.
     
    Tryouts: Tuesday, April 16-Thursday, April 18, from 6-8 p.m.
    We will have two days of clinics (the 16/17) to learn the tryout routine. Thursday will be tryouts and dancers can leave when they are done. Please wear all black, fitted dance attire with slicked hair and jazz shoes or turners. No jewelry. 


    The Competition Team is an elite group of dancers who competes throughout the season. The competition team must attend mandatory summer camp (July 10-11 at St. Agnes), UDA Regional Competition in the fall if determined necessary by the head coach, TAPPS State competition in January,  and UDA Nationals Competition held in Orlando, FL from January 31-February 2nd. Dancers who cannot make summer camp or Nationals will not be eligible for the Competition team. Competition team is time commitment intensive, and girls should expect to attend practice 5 mornings a week from August - February, weekend choreography sessions, and many weekend competitions which may involve overnight travel.
     
    The Gameday team serves as the school spirit squad for St. Agnes Academy. They perform at pep rallies, St. Agnes sporting events, and select Strake athletic events. They also perform at school events such for admissions, fundraising activities, outreach, etc. as needed. The Gameday Team must attend mandatory summer camp from July 12-13 at St. Agnes. 
     
    Summer practices are held on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. School year practices are mornings from 6:15-7:40 a.m. Competition dancers should expect to practice every day, including occasional weekend practices. Gameday dancers should expect to practice 1-3 times a week, depending on time of year and number of upcoming performances. 

    To sign up for Tryouts and select a preview night to attend, please complete this form.

    Questions? Contact Kaylee Hoffner

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