St. Stephen's Episcopal School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 512-327-1213
6500 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746
Living on campus is much more than just going to class and studying. Boarding life is a constant adventure with most students finding a comfortable balance between academic performance and extracurricular activities.
Living on campus is much more than just going to class and studying. Boarding life is a constant adventure with most students finding a comfortable balance between academic performance and extracurricular activities.
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal School is a nationally recognized boarding and day school providing exceptional academic opportunity in an inclusive, accepting community.Our 370 acre campus with wide open spaces, breathtaking views and excellent facilities attracts a distinguished, dedicated, and accessible faculty who are passionate about their subjects.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Adams Addresses Issues of Equity and Inclusion - 09/20/2017 - On September 18, St. Stephen`s Director of Equity and Inclusion Yvonne Adams spoke with students in Middle School and Upper School Chapel services about important issues of diversity, inclusion and moving beyond tolerance to true understanding.
  • January and Conyers Medal in AAU Junior Olympics - 09/20/2017 - While many St. Stephen`s Episcopal School students took the summer to relax and recharge, two Spartans spent their summer vying for greatness in the world of track and field.
  • Schlesinger and Quinn Honored at Carnegie Hall - 09/20/2017 - This summer St. Stephen`s senior Rachel Schlesinger and 8th grader Hudson Quinn were honored at the 2017 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony in New York City, where they received Best in Grade Medals for their creative works.
  • Sixth Graders Lend Support to Hurricane Victims - 09/20/2017 - St. Stephen's sixth graders gathered earlier this week to prepare emergency toiletry kits for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The effort was overseen by MS science teacher Kindy Verderber, whose students wanted to help respond to the enormity of the loss...more
  • Celebrating the Class of 2017 - 09/20/2017 - On the morning of May 20, proud parents and family members, faculty, and special guests gathered in the St. Stephen`s Episcopal School Chapel to celebrate the school`s 67th Graduation Exercises. The full school community joined together to celebrate the vast a...more

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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 
2017 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
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19491910
Campus Size370 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment686 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1940* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1740 - 2130-
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
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$13 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(includes facilities, books, food, dormitory)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(includes facilities, books, food)
Tuition international students$60,390$47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$30,693$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 25 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
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 Offeredn/a17
CoursesAdvanced Acting, Advanced Algebra II, Advanced Biology II, Advanced Calculus AB, Advanced Calculus BC, Advanced Chemistry II, Advanced European History, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Independent Study in Mathematics, Advanced Photography, Advanced Physics II, Advanced Precalculus, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Visual Studies, Art History, Chinese IV, French VI, Latin V, VI, Spanish VI


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2114
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo


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 Clu

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Texas - Austin53
Southern Methodist University23
Texas A&M University18
Rice University17
University of Colorado at Boulder15
University of Southern California10
The University of Texas, Austin9
The University of Texas, San Antonio9
University of California, Los Angeles9
Washington University in St. Louis9
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • 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, that 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 member of society. We develop the whole person by providing rigorous academic preparation, stimulating physical activities, and rich opportunities in the fine arts.
  • School accreditations: Texas Education Agency, TABS, NAIS, ISAS, NAES, WBSA, Cum Laude Society
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