St. Stephen's Episcopal School

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Tel: (512) 327-1213 Ext. 210
6500 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746
St. Stephen's is a pioneering coeducational day and boarding school in Austin, Texas, serving students in grades 6-12. We offer a distinctive college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics, service learning and the arts. Our mission is to inspire a lasting love of learning and spirit of service so that each of our students lives a life of meaning and enriches the world.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Spartans Design Rocket Payload for United Launch Alliance - 05/27/2021 - A group of Upper School students responded to a request for proposals from United Launch Alliance (ULA) to design a payload for a rocket, and the project was accepted. These ...more"Space Spartans" will conduct several experiments involving rocket payloads. hide
  • 2021 Senior Novel Project Award Winners - 05/27/2021 - The St. Stephen`s English department faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Senior Novel Project awards.
  • Chinese Club Hosts Expert in U.S.-China Relations - 05/27/2021 - On April 28, the St. Stephen`s Chinese Club hosted special guest speaker John L. Holden, a business consultant with more than five decades of experience in U.S.-China relations.
  • Middle School Theatre Presents “War of the Worlds” Radio Play - 05/27/2021 - Martians have landed in a field in New Jersey and are bent on destroying humanity! Will we survive the alien invasion? To find out, tune in for Middle School Theatre`s ...moretake on Orson Welles` infamous 1938 radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic "War of the Worlds," which caused widespread panic among listeners, who thought it was a real news broadcast. hide
  • Students Participate in Field Research Station Project - 05/27/2021 - On Saturday, April 17, Director of Land Management Charlton Perry and Biology Instructor Dean Mohlman, along with his dog Major, led a group of student field researchers on an exploration ...moreof the school's habitat restoration area to analyze and work on erosion control. The goal of the project was to inhibit water runoff by building up soil content in the area. hide
  • Soccer Academy Standout Makes Professional Debut - 05/27/2021 - In late September, Spartan senior Alexander Francois, who goes by A.J., made his official debut with the Austin Bold, a professional American soccer team. Francois entered the match in the ...more83rd minute and contributed to the team`s final goal of the game. Thanks to his assist, the Bold secured a 4-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City II and moved one step closer in their quest for the USL Championship. hide
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    St. Stephen's offers small class sizes, enthusiastic teachers, and a diverse group of students- all surrounded by a beautiful camps with miles of hiking and biking trails on site. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
St. Stephen'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19501907
Campus Size374 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment684 students302 students
% Students of Color
32%
25%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
31%
70%
Average SAT Score1380* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1300 - 1475-
Average ACT score30*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size17 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3518
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$30 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,970
(includes boarding supplement,facilities use fee and food)
$59,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,070
(includes facilities use fee and food)
$33,082
Tuition international students$68,895$53,848
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$40,491$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 25 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
54%
57%
Director of AdmissionsLawrence Sampleton
Associate Director of AdmissionsMartha Black

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3518
CoursesAdvanced Acting, Advanced Algebra II, Advanced Art History, Advanced Biology II, Advanced Calculus AB, Advanced Calculus BC, Advanced Chemistry II, Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Creativing Writing, Advanced European History, Advanced Filmmaking, Advanced French V/VI and VII/VIII, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Independent Study in Mathematics, Advanced Latin V/VI and VII/VIII, Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Photography, Advanced Physics II, Advanced Precalculus, Advanced Spanish IV-VI and VII/VIII, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Theatre, Advanced Visual Studies, Art History, Astrophysics, Biomedical Technology, Chinese IV/V, Electronics and Robotics, Environmental Science, Geology, Independent Study in Advanced Mathematics, Multivariable Analysis, Principles of Engineering, Projects in Science and Technology, Social Science Seminars

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2316
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5023
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Book Club, Breakthrough Mentors, CEDEN-ABC, Chapel Leadership, Chinese Culture Club, Classics Club, Coding Club, DCWP, Debate Team, Defining Feminism, Engineering Club, Entrepreneur Club, FACES, Foreign Film Club, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), Improv Club, International Cooking Club, International Development (Elevate), Japan Club, Key Society, Literary Proteus, Literary Society, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, Peer Tutoring Program, Perspectives (Social Justice), Political Group, Public Speaking, Quiz Bowl, Recycling Club, Service Learning Steering Committee, Societe Francaise, Spanish Culture Club, Spartan Army, Spartan Support, Spartan Tech, St. Stephen’s Medical Society, Student Government, The Bell (newspaper), Theater Council, Unapologetic, West Texas Project

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Audio Proteus, Photography Club, Photoshop Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Dorm Council, Water Polo Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 202010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Texas - Austin67
Texas A&M University-College Station15
University of California-Los Angeles15
Washington University in St. Louis15
New York University14
Southern Methodist University13
University of Colorado-Boulder13
Rice University12
Trinity University10
Harvard8
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • St. Stephen's is a pioneering coeducational day and boarding school in Austin, Texas, serving students in grades 6-12. We offer a distinctive college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics, service learning and the arts. Our mission is to inspire a lasting love of learning and spirit of service so that each of our students lives a life of meaning and enriches the world.Personalized LearningValue individual expression and intellectual freedomEncourage the pursuit of passions and participation in new learning experiencesFoster meaningful student-faculty relationshipsKnow your child as a unique individual inside and outside the classroomSupportive CommunityProvide a safe community where students can take risks, make mistakes and grow from experienceInspire student engagement and connection through a variety of programs on and off campusHonor the inherent dignity of every individual while cultivating a sense of belongingHealthy, Balanced LifestyleSupport students with a team of advisors, counselors, learning specialists and dorm parentsTeach life skills that are essential to success in college and beyondProvide opportunities for every student to shine through a balanced program of academics, athletics, fine arts and extracurricularsBecoming Global CitizensFoster a love of learning and spirit of serviceProduce leaders ready to improve the worldInstill a strong sense of self and commitment to othersCultivate self-sufficiency and independent thinkingProvide opportunities to interact with peers from other cultures and learn to see the world through their eyes
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal School accreditations: Texas Education Agency, TABS, NAIS, ISAS, NAES, WBSA, Cum Laude Society

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