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Upper School Application Process

The application process for grades 9-12 consists of the following components:

  • Completion of an online application
  • Individual testing (register for the ISEE exam at
  • Teacher recommendations for math and English
  • Current transcript (through mid-year)
  • Completion of the student supplement
  • An interview with a member of the admissions committee
  • Optional school day visit

A printable checklist can be found to the right. Please call 817.321.0116 if you have any questions.

ISEE Testing

Trinity Valley School requires applicants for grades 9-12 to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).  The test is offered at TVS on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and on Saturday, March, 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ISEE registration is available online at (click on the link to the right or the link within the online application to register). Other locations and times are available; for a full listing, please visit the ISEE web site. In order to avoid paying a late fee, you must register three weeks in advance of the test date (Friday, January 20, 2017 or Friday, March 3, 2017). 

Recommendations and Transcripts

TVS requires teacher recommendations (for math and English) for each applicant. Teacher recommendations will be sent by email through our application provider, Ravenna, directly to the teachers entered in the online application.

In addition, please sign the transcript release and turn it in to your current school's registrar after the beginning of the second semester.  The school will send your child's transcript directly to the Admissions office. All forms may be returned by fax, scan or mail to the following:

TVS Admissions

Fax: 817.321.0105


Mail: 7500 Dutch Branch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132

Student Supplement

Each applicant should download and complete the Student Supplement in their own handwriting.  It can be submitted along with other materials to the following:


TVS Admissions

Fax: 817.321.0105


Mail: 7500 Dutch Branch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132



Applicant Interview

Throughout the admissions process we strive to get to know each applicant personally.  As such, we require Upper School applicants to complete an interview with a member of the Admissions committee.  The interview can be conducted during a school day visit or scheduled separately.

Optional School Day Visit

In order to get a feel for what makes TVS unique, we encourage applicants to visit our campus for a half or whole day of school.  Applicants are paired with current students with similar interests and are able to visit classes, eat lunch, and meet their peers.  Please call the admissions office at 817.321.0116 to schedule a visit.


Each fall, TVS students enjoy a big Texas welcome to campus with Howdy week. After a dodge ball tournament on the first day of school, students splash the afternoon away, enjoying waterslides on the athletic fields. The week culminates with a roller skating party and back to school dance. Howdy week is a great chance for new and returning students to make friends and enjoy being together at TVS.

The heart of the students' day in upper school is the study of one subject in each of five major areas of study every year, with some flexibility in the categories in senior year. Students choose electives and coursework of personal interest, but the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language form the core of every schedule.

Classes in the liberal arts core are most frequently taken at the honors or Advanced Placement level. In addition, students interested in accelerated math and science may be selected for honors and AP class sections on the basis of their intellectual curiosity and proficiency.

The PRIDE club, People Respecting Individual Differences Everywhere, meets on a regular basis to discuss issues of diversity and appreciation of differences. The group organizes PRIDE day each spring, which includes speakers, presentations, and activities for all students in the upper school. The event encourages students to respect and appreciate differences in each other and in their community.

Stained glass, ceramics, papier mache, mosaics, painting, and drawing—you name it, TVS studio art students are creating it! Upper school students enjoy working with potter’s wheels and firing their creations right on campus in our three kilns. Students learn to create and frame stained-glass mosaics and window hangings to treasure long after their high school years.

Upper school students perform in a range of productions throughout the school year, including plays, musicals, and one-act productions. In drama class, students learn the fundamentals of theater, including acting, lighting, and sound. Students also take part in productions after school, practicing and performing in the 400-seat auditorium, 150-seat black box theater, and outdoor amphitheater on campus.

The TVS athletic program provides students an opportunity to compete against other schools, to be challenged as individuals and to work with others to achieve goals as a team. The key to fielding athletic teams is based on student participation. Trinity Valley School ensures that every student will be placed on a team. Trojans may play football, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, cross-country, track, and golf.

From Habitat house builds to sewing blankets for needy newborns, TVS students are making a difference in Fort Worth and beyond. Students are required to complete 60 hours of service before graduation. The Community Service Club organizes service opportunities above and beyond the required hours.


Find information about curriculum and activities for Grades 9-12.
Upper School Admissions Forms
Independent School Entrance Exam

Middle school and upper school applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam as part of the admissions process. While offered at TVS, the ISEE test requires a separate registration. You may pick up an ISEE registration form in the admissions office to register by mail or register online by clicking the button below. 


The ISEE test will be offered Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., or Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Valley School. To take part in these testing sessions, please select Trinity Valley School as your testing site on the registration materials; the code for Trinity Valley School is 442572. 


Reminders will be sent close to the test date for which you have registered. Results will be sent to you directly from ISEE, but you may schedule an appointment to review results at TVS if you would like.

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