How to Apply


Students wishing to receive admission to Chinquapin MUST take the SSAT exam and interview for entrance. This testing will takes place on several dates during the school year (click here for link to dates). All testing is on Chinquapin campus 2615 E. Wallisville Rd., Highlands, TX, 77562. Registration is required. Families must contact the front office (281-426-5551) in order to guarantee a space. We encourage families to reserve early as spaces can fill up.

Admission to Chinquapin is typically a three-step process: application, testing, interview. Items do not need to be completed in this order. Testing generally lasts about four hours. Food is provided for a small fee or students can bring snacks with them. In order to register for the admissions teating families must call the office (281-426-5551). Registration ends two weeks prior to the test date OR when registration is filled. There is no fee associated with the application process at any point.

We also highly recommend families tour the school. Evening tours are offered once a week. Tours are also offered on test dates and at open houses. Students must complete all steps in order to be considered for admission. We do not accept students at mid-year.


Required documents to come with the student or to be sent by mail:

  1. Copy of report card from last year

  2. Copy of current report card from this year

  3. Completed application

  4. Two Teacher Recommendation Forms

  5. Most recent TAKS, STAAR scores or other standardized test scores

  6. Most recent income tax form (2013 or 2014)

You can download this checklist to help you during the application process.


If the testing shows academic promise then your child will be invited to an interview.

An invitation will be sent to select applicants from the interviews to attend a one-week summer “try-out” at the school in mid-June at no cost. Although most incoming students have just completed the 5th grade, there are often limited openings in grades 7-12. The best-qualified students from the one-week sessions are selected to attend Chinquapin in the fall.

Contact: Tina Barr
(281) 426-5551

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