Admissions Process

Students are selected for admission to Grace Episcopal School on the basis on the following criteria: developmental maturity, academic readiness and qualification, affiliation with Grace Episcopal School or Grace Episcopal Church, affiliation with another Episcopal Church, diversity, gender balance, and the appropriateness of the match between the family and the school.  To assist in the assessment of each applicant, the application process involves an interview, observation, and testing. Consideration is given to achievement testing, a writing sample, and teacher recommendations.  Students applying for Pre-School and Kindergarten are required to participate in a readiness assessment.   

In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether or not to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student.  The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the Head of School, who has the ultimate authority and sole discretion in the decision for admission of a student.  All information gathered during the admissions process is confidential and the sole property of Grace Episcopal School.

Students must turn 3 by September 30th of their enrolling year.  For first grade, students must turn 6 by September 30th to begin the school year.

A students’ application is complete when the following is returned to the Director of Institutional Advancement:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee ($75)
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Report Cards from the most recent grading period
  • Latest Standardized Test Report
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of a Current State of Louisiana Immunization Form (LINKS)


Grace Episcopal School admits qualified, mission-appropriate students.  The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability in the administration of its admissions, hiring, and educational policies; financial aid programs; athletic and other school-administered  programs.  All persons are invited to apply.