Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program is the third entry point at Annunciation Orthodox School with approximately 12 qualified applicants admitted.  Each of the three classes has 18-20 students per class and a teacher and full-time assistant. 

Admissions decisions are based on the child’s development in a variety of areas, social and emotional maturity, and readiness for the AOS Kindergarten academic program. 

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  • Application Process

    • Submit application
      • Applications are available online on September 1st.
      • Deadline for submittal is December 15, 2018.
      • Application fee is $100.00.
      • Contact the Admissions Office 713.470.5611 if you need assistance with the online application process
      • All documents required for admissions should be submitted through the AOS ADMISSIONS PORTAL
      • Submit one recommendation form from a current teacher.  You may submit the recommendation form following these steps:
        • Download the form from the onBoard checklist
        • Sign the top of the form stating that you will not read the recommendation after it has been delivered to the sending teacher
        • Email or hand-deliver to the teacher
        • The sending school should email or mail the completed form to:
      Annunciation Orthodox School
      Attn: Admissions
      3600 Yoakum Blvd.
      Houston, TX 77006
    • Evaluations

      • The Admissions Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be scheduled upon receipt of application.


      • A cognitive assessment is also required.  AOS requires the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) as part of the cognitive assessment.
      • AOS strongly recommends and prefers that the evaluation is administered by the Collaborative Academic Testing Service (C.A.T.S.).  Evaluation fee is $290.00.
        • If that is not possible, then only another HAIS school evaluator or a service connected with an institution such as Baylor College of Medicine or Texas Children’s Hospital is acceptable.  To schedule the WPPSI-IV or WISC-V through C.A.T.S., click here
      • NOTE:
        • Evaluations by independent assessors may not be accepted. 
        • Tutoring:  Tutoring and test prep is not an approved or a recommended practice.  This practice can be counter-productive and could result in undue pressure on the child, development of test anxiety, erosion of self-worth and self-confidence, as well as possible misplacement in classes.  Inflated scores can cause higher expectations than the child is able to meet; thus, compromising the child’s success. 
        • Any indication of “practice” in any manner for an assessment may result in an invalid file and ultimately non-acceptance, or rescinded acceptance, into AOS.
        • The WPPSI or WISC may be given only once a year.
      • A telephone conference to discuss evaluation results can be requested after the Decision Letters are received.  

    Age Requirements

    • The Kindergarten program is a developmentally appropriate academic program designed for children who are five years of age by July 15.  There are no exceptions to this date.

    Attend a Tour or Open House

    • All parents are encouraged to attend a weekday tour or an Open House during the admissions season; it is not necessary to attend both.  These opportunities are for parents only; please do not bring children or infants.  Tours are not given after the application deadline.
    • Schedule a tour online.

    Annunciation Orthodox School

    3600 Yoakum Boulevard | Houston, TX 77006
    Phone - (713) 470-5600 | Fax - (713) 470-5605