- Q. WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR ENTERING KINDERGARTEN AND SUBSEQUENT GRADES?
- Q. HOW MUCH SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN EACH GRADE?
- Q. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
- Q. DO WE HAVE TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION BEFORE VISITING?
- Q. CAN STUDENTS VISIT CLASS?
- Q. ARE PARENT OR STUDENT INTERVIEWS REQUIRED?
- Q. WHAT IS THE ADMISSION POLICY FOR SIBLINGS OF CURRENT STUDENTS AND CHILDREN OF ALUMNI?
- Q. IS THERE A WAITING LIST?
- Q. WE TESTED FOR ADMISSION LAST YEAR. DO WE HAVE TO RE-TEST FOR ADMISSION THIS YEAR?
- Q. WE WILL BE APPLYING FOR ADMISSION FOR ALL OF OUR CHILDREN. HOW DOES HAVING MULTIPLE CHILDREN FOR DIFFERENT GRADES AFFECT THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS?
- Q. I AM APPLYING TO MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL. DO YOU WORK WITH ANY OTHER SCHOOLS TO FACILITATE THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS?
- Q. WE MISSED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION AND TESTING. IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF BEING CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION?
- Q. HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
- Q. TELL ME ABOUT DIVERSITY AT TVS.
A. Children must be 5 years old by August 31 to apply for August enrollment in kindergarten. Children who are waiting a year before entering kindergarten should not be turning 6 before May 1, except in individual cases as determined by the Admissions Committee. Students applying to grades 1-4 must also have a birth date of August 31 or earlier. For grades 5 and above, an applicant's age will be considered on an individual basis as part of the overall admissions evaluation.
A. Each year 60 students enroll in our kindergarten classes. Throughout lower school, new students are added based on attrition. At fifth grade, we add a class of approximately 20 new students. From sixth grade through twelfth grade, enrollment remains around 80 to 85 students per grade based on attrition and strength of new student applications received during each subsequent year.
A. The members of the Admissions Committee may request interviews or school-day visits as part of the application process for some students in Lower or Middle School. Interviews are required for Upper School applicants and may be conducted during a school-day visit or scheduled separately. Parent interviews are not required, but we welcome the opportunity to know more about each family.
A. Consideration is given to qualified applicants who are siblings of currently enrolled students, children of Trinity Valley School alumni, or children of full-time faculty/staff members.
For kindergarten admissions, these students receive an early admission decision; however, school policy states that no more than two-thirds of the kindergarten class may be filled by early decision. This ensures that there will always be openings for families new to the school.
For grades 1-12, qualified applicants who fit one or more of these categories do receive extra consideration, but are not guaranteed the first-available spots. Admission will be more contingent on the number of applicants and the number of spaces available at each particular grade.
A. Every candidate is considered for admission based on his or her own merits. That said, we also recognize that most families would like for their children to attend the same school. Utmost consideration is given to every candidate for admission, including siblings, as we seek to enroll students who will be happy and successful Trinity Valley students.
A. Trinity Valley School cooperates with three other Fort Worth independent schools (All Saints' Episcopal School, Fort Worth Academy, and Fort Worth Country Day) in the scheduling and administration of admission testing for grades K-12. Admission candidates who are applying to more than one of these schools should schedule the admission testing at one school and request that the test scores be shared with the other school(s). To be considered for admission at any other school, candidates must also file applications with those schools. Except under special circumstances determined by the test administrators, results are not valid if a test is administered to the student more than once within a given year.
A. Typically openings for the upcoming school year are filled during the initial admissions process. However, it is possible that some room may remain or come available in specific grades after decisions are issued in April. Contact the admissions office for more information on late applications and testing.
A. TVS seeks to admit the most academically qualified students who will contribute to the diversity of the school community. We hope that what our students have in common is their academic ability but that otherwise they represent a broad diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, and socio-economic background. We strive to create an environment of awareness, respect, and understanding of each others' differences.