St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Tel: (512) 327-1213 Ext. 210
6500 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746
St. Stephen`s Episcopal School is a coeducational boarding and day school on a 374 acre campus in Austin, Texas. For over 70 years, we have provided a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics and the arts. With boarding in grades 8-12 and students from across the U.S. and more than 20 countries, we are a diverse, inclusive and supportive community that fosters healthy, balanced lifestyles in our students while preparing them for success in college and beyond. St. Stephen`s also offers three special programs: Tennis Academy, Soccer Academy and Theatre Focus. These combine college preparatory academics with highly specialized training and instruction delivered by experienced professionals.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $74,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $35,900
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Stephen's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 289 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1950
1907
Campus Size
374 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
500 students
310 students
% Students of Color
32%
25%
% International Students
50%
20%
% Students Boarding
34%
67%
Average SAT Score
1380
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1285 - 1485
-
Average ACT score
32
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
17 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
40
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$30 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$74,400
(includes food (4200.00), Facilities Use Fee (1700.00))
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,900
(includes facilities use fee and food)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$77,700
$55,200
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$43,766
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 20 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
50%
60%
Director of Admissions
Lawrence Sampleton
Associate Director of Admissions
Martha Black

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
40
17
Courses
Advanced Acting, Advanced Algebra II, Advanced Art History, Advanced Biology II, Advanced Calculus AB, Advanced Calculus BC, Advanced Chemistry II, Advanced Chinese V, 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, 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
48
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Active Minds Club, Alumni Ambassadors, Art Club, Asian Affinity Group, Badminton Club, Chapel Leadership, Classics Club, Debate Club, Dorm Council, Engineering Club, Espacios Compartidos, FACES (Multicultural Club), Forensics Club, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), Indian Affinity Club, International Development (Elevate), Investment Club, Japan Club, Jewish Culture Club, Key Society (Student Admission Ambassadors), Mock Trial Club, Model UN, Peer Tutoring Program, Proteus (Literary and Arts Journal), Quiz Bowl, Real Estate Club, Recycling Club, Service Learning, Societe Francaise, Spanish Culture Club, St. Stephen’s Medical Society, Student Government, The Bell (newspaper), Unapologetic (Black Affinity Space)

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Choir, Dance, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Percussion, Photography, Private music lessons, Theatre Arts, Visual Studies

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Devil's Canyon Adventure Program

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Texas - Austin
70
New York University
16
Rice University
15
Trinity University
11
University of Colorado Boulder
11
Washington University in St. Louis
11
Texas A&M University-College Station
10
University of California-Berkeley
10
University of California-Los Angeles
10
University of Southern California
10

School Notes

  • St. Stephen`s Episcopal School is a coeducational boarding and day school on a 374 acre campus in Austin, Texas. For over 70 years, we have provided a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics and the arts. With boarding in grades 8-12 and students from across the U.S. and more than 20 countries, we are a diverse, inclusive and supportive community that fosters healthy, balanced lifestyles in our students while preparing them for success in college and beyond. St. Stephen`s also offers three special programs: Tennis Academy, Soccer Academy and Theatre Focus. These combine college preparatory academics with highly specialized training and instruction delivered by experienced professionals.
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal School accreditations: Texas Education Agency, TABS, NAIS, ISAS, NAES, WBSA, Cum Laude Society
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jarrett Allen '16 - In 2017 Jarrett was recruited by the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association after his freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    • Simi Olabisi '07 - As an undergraduate at Santa Clara University studying bioengineering, Simi created solar neonatal incubators to save the lives of babies born in locales with no or limited electricity as was the case at her own birth in Nigeria.
    • Ross Ohlendorf '01 - Ross is an former professional baseball pitcher. After graduating from Princeton University, he played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds.
    • Anna Murphy '01 - Anna graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Aerospace Engineering. She worked with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and specialized in fault management on the Orion Spacecraft.
    • Terrence Mallick '66 - Mr. Malick is a writer, producer and director of films including Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World and To the Wonder. In 2011 his film Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Stephen's Episcopal School cost?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $74,400 for boarding students and $35,900 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
The acceptance rate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School is 50%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School famous alumni include: Jarrett Allen '16, Simi Olabisi '07, Ross Ohlendorf '01, Anna Murphy '01 and Terrence Mallick '66.
What sports does St. Stephen's Episcopal School offer?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School offers 24 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. St. Stephen's Episcopal School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is St. Stephen's Episcopal School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
The application deadline for St. Stephen's Episcopal School is Jan. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $74,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $35,900
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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