New Family Information
Congratulations on your admission to
Episcopal High School, home of the Knights!
Our 2018-2019 New Family Web Page is your source for information that will ease your transition to EHS.
- A KNIGHT CELEBRATION
- Freshman Placement Testing
- Important Dates:
- Fast Facts for New Families:
- Arts Pillar Information:
- Athletic Pillar Information:
- Religion Pillar Information:
- Dress Code and Uniform Purchasing Options:
- Summer Reading Lists:
- New Knight Summer School Options:
- EHS Campus Store:
- Key Contacts:
- New Panel
You and your family are invited to
A KNIGHT CELEBRATION
for newly admitted families
March 22, 2018
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Still have some questions? Wondering which summer school classes will get you ahead? Are there Spring auditions for theatre? Dance? What is Fall preseason like?
This is the evening to get all of your last questions answered. You’ll have the chance to meet other future Knights, take pictures in Knight gear, meet current students and faculty, and purchase Knight swag at the bookstore.
We’re excited to see you there!
All entering freshman are required to take several exams to help us place each student in the appropriate course and level. Please use our reservation form below to select the tests your student will be taking.
Please use this link to register for placement testing.
March 22: Knight Celebration- 6:30 p.m. start in
April 14*: Placement Testing (9th grade only)- Science, Math, and World Language 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (*make-up testing April 17 and April 19 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
May 10: New Student Picnic - Trinity Courtyard
August 19-20: Freshman Retreat at Camp Allen
August 21: New Student and Parent Orientation
FRESHMAN SERVICE DAY: Saturday, September 22nd. Save the date! This Service Day integrates new students into the EHS community service ethos. All freshmen are required to participate. Freshmen bond with one another and learn that community service is an integral part of the Episcopal High School identity.
SCHOOL BUILDING HOURS: Usually open until 6:00 p.m. daily.
SCHOOL SWITCHBOARD HOURS: Open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STUDENT DROP-OFF: Turn off of Fournace Avenue at the entrance nearest the 610 feeder road (Gate 5). Once inside the campus grounds, take an immediate right, and go straight until the parking lot turns to the left. Proceed south toward the parking garage and make a U-turn at the flag pole near Gate 6. Please line up along the arched curb that runs parallel to the Jack T. Trotter Academic & Sciences Building.
ABSENCES AND TARDIES: Must be called in to the Attendance Desk (713-512-3407) by 8:00 a.m. If your child knows he/she will miss more than one day of school (including a partial second day), he/she must complete a Planned Absence Form, which is found at the Attendance Desk. Failure to turn this form in on time will result in a detention upon return.
FOOD PLAN and STUDENT CAFETERIA: Lunches and snacks are served every day and are included in your food service fee. The plan provides snacks after Chapel and daily lunch offerings. A punch card that may be used for breakfast (served 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and for cookies (served during break) can be purchased in the School Store. Students can charge snacks and drinks in the School Store to their school accounts.
TUTORIALS: Held for 45 minutes following the last class each day except Wednesday. Your student’s teachers will be available to answer questions and provide additional assistance during this time. Please encourage your son or daughter to take advantage of this valuable EHS benefit.
HONORS CHAPEL: Held each semester in the Benitez Chapel to recognize students' academic honors and other special achievements. The dates are included on the website calendar and in the Parent Packet calendar that will be distributed in July.
CALENDAR: Appears in the Weekly Windows online newsletter, which is emailed to EHS families every Monday morning. You can view the current School Calendar here.
EHS INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE: Wonderful experiences await you at EHS: Field Knight, Culture Fest, Homecoming, choir and instrumental concerts, theatre performances, dance concerts, Advent Chapel, sporting events, and much more. Check our calendar and mark the dates. You do not need to have a student in the choir, dance, or theatre programs to enjoy their performances. Many parents attend all events!
April 21: Dance Placement Auditions
1:00pm - 2:30pm Dance Studio
- Please wear appropriate dance attire and bring a recent photo.
May 12: Fall Dance Concert Auditions
10:00am – 12:00pm, Dance Studio
May 12: Theatre Program Auditions for Fall and Winter Plays
12:00pm – 4:00pm, Black Box Theatre
Announcements about auditions will be made in advance of each performance.
For more information about anything related to the Arts, please view the Arts Calendar
- April 12th- Parent and student meeting 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in Alkek Gym
- Clinic 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
- April 14 - Clinic 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
- April 18 - Tryouts at 5:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball, Field Hockey, Girls and Boys Cross Country, and Boys Volleyball:
- May 7-11 - Preseason practices 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
- May 12 - Spring Clinic- 9:00 a.m.-noon
We will offer a number of camps and clinics this spring and summer. Not only will it help with your skills, but it's a great way to meet other new Knights.
Students wishing to participate on a team for the 2018-2019 school year must have a current physical exam.
For more information on practices for next year, upcoming events, and coach information please view the Athletics Pillar page
New students interested in getting involved with the chapel program should contact Beth Holden at the start of the school year. Options for involvement your first year are Lectors Guild, Ushers, Chapel Committee, & Chapel Music Group.
Students interested in becoming an acolyte can sign up in April of their first year on campus.
All HONORS CLASSES are REQUIRED to read the grade level book PLUS the book assigned to the Honors class.
Summer Reading 2017
|9th Grade Level||The House on Mango Street |
by Sandra Cisneros
|9th Grade Honors||The above PLUS|
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
|10th Grade Level||The Interpreter of Maladies|
by Jhumpa Lahiri
|10th Grade Honors||The above PLUS|
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
|ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3|
|11th Grade Level||Junior Research Book|
|11th Grade Honors||The above PLUS|
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
by Homer trans. Fagles
by Aeschylus trans. Fagles
|12th Grade Electives||The Glass Castle|
by Jeannette Walls
|12th Grade AP||Wuthering Heights|
by Emily Bronte
by Ralph Ellison
New students are welcomed to take Summer School classes at EHS. Taking a class in the summer is a great way to meet new classmates, get to know the campus better, start building relationships with teachers and much more. Click the link below to see what's being offered for incoming students.
EHS Campus Store
Campus Store Hours:
School Days 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:15-3:00 p.m.
Closed for Inventory June 18- June 29
Campus Store Phone:
Available in the Campus Store:
- Summer Reading (beginning 2nd week of May)
- All School Supplies
- Used Uniforms
- PE Clothes
- Spirit Clothing (including tees, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, socks, belts, etc.)
- Spirit Incidentals (water bottles, duffel bags, stadium seats, blankets, decals, etc.)
- Window Decals
- Snacks & Drinks
Textbooks will be available online beginning in July. Go to www.ehshouston.org, choose Campus Life then Campus Store, then click on the “Virtual Store” link. This will take you to the EHS bookstore on the MBS Direct site. The student schedules will already be in their system so that you can just choose “Fast Pass” to ensure that the only books the site offers you will be those that coordinate with your schedule.
- The virtual bookstore opens July 16, with free shipping the week of July 16 – 22
New student IDs will be in our computer system beginning July 1 at which time charges will be allowed. Any purchases made prior to that time will require either a cash, check, or credit card.
|Dean of Students:||Kim Randolph||713-512-3465|
|Academic Deans (9)||Eric Lerch||713-512-3690|
|Academic Deans (10)||Meghan Moake||713-512-3461|
|Academic Deans (11)||Wayne Jones||713-512-3469|
|Dean of Arts||Jay Berckley||713-512-3410|
|Director of Academic Assistance||Jenny Cantrell||713-512-3677|
|Director of Athletics||Jason Grove||713-512-3457|
|Director of College Counseling||Julie Rollins||713-512-3451|
Course registration and offerings
| School Nurse||Jane Kavanagh||713-512-3403|
We will update this site regularly as the school year approaches, so check back often.