Admissions Process & Fees
Phase 1 includes the first three steps of the admissions process. The $395 fee for phase 1 is to be paid once parent and student visits are scheduled.
The first step is to fill out the information form. Once the information form is submitted, a member of the Admissions Team will email you to schedule a phone consultation.
Step 1 - Information Form and Parent Consultation
Step 2 - Parent and Student Visit
Your child visits with the Clinical Coordinator for an initial assessment. While the Clinical Coordinator meets with the student, the parents have an opportunity to tour the school and learn more about the program.
Step 3 - Parent and Student Visit
The parents meet with the Clinical Coordinator to learn more about the family support the school offers. While the Clinical Coordinator meets with the parent(s), the student meets with the Executive Director. During this visit, if a current student is available, your student can learn about The Journey School from a peer perspective and choose an activity to do together.
Phase 2 includes the last three steps of the admissions process. The $895 fee for phase 2 is to be paid once parent schedules the shadow day.
Step 4 - Application
Before scheduling a shadow day, parents are asked to submit the application via Simple Practice.
Step 5 - Shadow day
The child is invited to a teacher meet and greet to be introduced to the teacher(s) and classroom space.
Classroom visits provide your child with an opportunity to experience our classroom setting. The first shadow day is either scheduled as a half-day or full-day. The school provides all materials and supplies needed on the shadow besides snacks and lunch. If an additional shadow day is required, we will schedule that with the parents.
Step 6 - Enrollment Decision
After the assessment visits, shadow day, and application file review, If we determine that an existing opening would be a good match for your child's academic, social, and emotional needs, then the school sends out an enrollment package to be considered by the parent(s). If, however, it is determined that our existing openings are not suited to meet your child's needs, the Admissions Team will offer a list of possible options for the family moving forward.
What happens if my child needs support with school readiness skills?
Sometimes, families are advised to begin “Family Consultant” work before the child is admitted to support the family and student with the transition to TJSH.
Is financial aid available?
Need-based scholarships help TJSH reflects a wide community. If you are interested in a scholarship, please ask about the application during the application process.
Thank you for considering The Journey School of Houston for your child.