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St. Stephen's Episcopal School

St. Stephen's Episcopal School is a coeducational private Episcopal boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

St. Stephen's Episcopal School says

A college preparatory school serving grades 6 through 12, St. Stephen's Episcopal School is a nationally recognized boarding and day school that provides exceptional academic opportunities in an inclusive, accepting community. Our school's remarkably diverse student body comprises 688 students from more than 27 Texas cities, seven states and more than 15 countries. The St. Stephen's experience is not simply about the pursuit of academic excellence. We are a school with a heart and a soul. We are a caring, inclusive community that respects the dignity of the individual — a family-like setting where attention to our students transcends the boundaries of the traditional academic day. Our 370-acre campus overlooking Lake Austin provides wide open spaces, breathtaking views and state-of-the-art facilities that attract a distinguished, dedicated and accessible faculty.

Curriculum

The foundation of the St. Stephen's experience is the school's rigorous academic program. Long acknowledged as one of the region's pre-eminent college-preparatory schools, St. Stephen's has emerged as a national leader in preparatory education, and its graduates consistently go on to study at the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

The St. Stephen's academic program is designed for able, motivated young people who plan to attend college. Much is asked of these young people in terms of time, dedication, and effort while at St. Stephen's. In return, they receive a world-class education from teachers who are deeply committed not only to teaching but also to the success and well-being of their students. Small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty, both in and out of the classroom, ensure that every student can develop his or her potential to the fullest.

Mission Statement

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a coeducational boarding and day school of the Diocese of Texas, is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, which nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dignity of every human being. We challenge motivated students to live intelligently, creatively and humanely as contributing members of society. We develop the whole person by providing rigorous academic preparation, stimulating physical activities and rich opportunities in the fine arts.

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Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $24,750 Annual
Middle School $23,200 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (512) 327-1213

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT

Academics

Academics

Test Scores

1770 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2140 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1940 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 683
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 66
7 58
8 78
9 118
10 123
11 116
12 124

St. Stephen's Episcopal School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Stephen's Episcopal School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Average Class Size 16
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 35%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 62%
Multi-racial 6%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Extracurriculars

The Fine Arts department seeks to activate the creative sensibilities of every member of the community. Experience in the arts promotes positive self awareness in both the context of our community experience and the celebration of our diverse cultural heritage. The faculty nourishes students by providing a variety of opportunities for artistic expression, the study and criticism of the arts, and exposure to the arts on and off campus. Involvement in art, music, theatre, and dance sharpens perception and critical judgment, and enlivens the exploration of other disciplines. The Athletic program at St. Stephen's is an integral part of the overall educational process at the school. Through sports, students are taught the value of hard work, discipline, team building, sportsmanship, and other values that help develop a child’s character. A large part of our self-esteem is derived through positive athletic experiences. At St. Stephen’s, we will provide every student-athlete an environment in which students achieve not only athletic success but also lay the foundation for success in life. Athletic trainers work with the health center nurses to coordinate the orthopedic care of all student-athletes.

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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