How to Apply

Cistercian is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Director of Admissions, Jim Taylor, by email at admissions@cistercian.org or call 469-499-5400 if you have specific questions.




Cistercian uses Ravenna. Ravenna is a web-based application service for the registration of events and for submitting an inquiry or application.

To be added to our Admissions Mail list, please fill out and submit the inquiry form . Select the 2018-2019 school year or later. If you have an existing Ravenna account, please use the same email address.

Admission Timeline

Open House and Campus Tour:
The Fall Open House is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. This is the one date in the Fall schedule when our classes are open to visitors. Applicants and their parents are encouraged to visit the campus and attend classes. Upper School Middle School classes are open to visitors. Campus tours are available by appointment during the school year.

Cistercian holds two Open Houses per school year, one fall event in early October and the other spring event in early March.

2018-19 Application: Due January 26, 2018
The application for the 2018-2019 school year will be made available in the fall of 2017. If you have completed an Inquiry, you will be notified by email when the application is live.

Record Release and Teacher Evaluation Forms: January 25, 2018
Teacher evaluation(s) must be received directly from the applicant’s current school. We request recommendations from the applicant’s current English teacher and current Math teacher.

Immunization Records: January 25, 2018
Like all other schools in the Diocese of Dallas, Cistercian does not accept exemption affidavits for any reason. Submit your son’s current and up-to-date immunization records to the school prior to admissions testing. Students without immunizations will not be considered for admission.

Admissions Exam:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 (Forms I and II, Grades 5 and 6)
Saturday, February 3, 2018 (Forms III – VII, Grades 7 – 11)

Cistercian utilizes its own entrance exam and not the ISEE. Details about testing date are located on the Test Dates page. Applications to grade 10 and 11 are accepted on a space availability basis only.

Student Interviews:
Student interviews at Cistercian are an informal observation that is conducted on the applicant’s assigned test date.  No additional appointment or formal interview is required. Cistercian does not conduct shadow days.

Cistercian Preparatory School does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin.