Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

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Saint Stephen's students come from Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Palmetto, Ellenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Casey Key and around the globe.
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Saint Stephen's students come from Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Palmetto, Ellenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Casey Key and around the globe.
Saint Stephen's is located on a scenic, gated, 35-acre campus, which includes a state-of-the-art athletic complex that hosts sporting events including football, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, softball and tennis.
100% of our students matriculate to the nation's best colleges and universities. The class of 2015 is enrolled at Duke, Cornell, Boston College, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Tulane and other great colleges around the country.
Saint Stephen's provides education for the whole child, with an emphasis on visual and performing arts. Music, drama, voice, traditional and digital art are all offered.
Weekly chapels allows our students the opportunity to lead services, share stories, and develop public speaking skills. It also serves as a time for quiet reflection for our student body, which represents faiths and religions from around the world.
Saint Stephen's students develop strong relationships with their teachers. Students remain with the same faculty adviser from 9th through 12th grade, ensuring continuity and strong mentorship.
Saint Stephen's sponsors 44 athletic teams that compete in the Florida High School Athletic Association. Students in Pre-K through 8th grade participate in physical education four times each week.
Located  on the McLewis Bayou, Saint Stephen?'s is the only area school with direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico. The school capitalizes on that premier location by teaching One Ocean, a custom-designed Pre-K through grade 12 marine science curriculum that provides an opportunity for each student to study the wonders of the ocean environment.
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School is a private, independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12.
At every level, students are nurtured in small classes, encouraged and supported by outstanding faculty who help them navigate a carefully designed and balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 660 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Saint Stephen's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1213
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms through the 6th grade, dress code 7th - 12th grade)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Sallie Ivin

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes

  • Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School is a private, independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. At every level, students are nurtured in small classes, encouraged and supported by outstanding faculty who help them navigate a carefully designed and balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development. Saint Stephen’s delivers exciting programs, including extensive AP courses, an iPad initiative, a global education program, a K-12 daily foreign language program, a growing marine science initiative, a band/strings program, and a wide variety of customized curricular and extracurricular experiences that result from flexible scheduling and a philosophy of meeting individual student needs. These rich offerings go hand-in-hand with a strong college counseling program, allowing every student an opportunity to pursue higher education. Saint Stephen’s students are excelling today in colleges and universities nationwide, thanks to a strong foundation for success built on proven educational models. The school sits on a scenic, gated, 35-acre campus, which includes a state-of-the-art athletic complex that hosts sporting events including football, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis and cheerleading.

Profile last updated: 03/02/2016

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5.0  5/17/2016
Our children attend Saint Stephen's and we couldn't be happier! The faculty/staff truly know each of our three children and embrace their individual qualities. The PK3-12 campus creates a unique and caring community that develops, challenges and supports each child at the appropriate level. I highly recommend Saint Stephen's.
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5.0  5/17/2016
great school for talented students - lots of input of teachers our two sons went on to get a PhD in two of Europe's top universities - King's College in London and University of Cambridge they loved the academic environment and the caring teachers
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5.0  5/17/2016
Saint Stephen's offers an education that is 2nd to none in this area. Not only are the academics world class but the athletics and arts are excellent. My son graduated from Saint Stephen's in 2007. His college experience was wonderful and so much of that can be attributed to the education he received at Saint Stephen's. He learned how to speak confidently in front of a large group, how to entertain during school assemblies, how to study and succeed and how to be part of a team. After graduating from college he was hired by an excellent company and is continuing to use his Saint Stephen's skills to succeed in his career. Thank you to all the teachers and administrators that made such a positive difference.
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5.0  5/17/2016
Great school! We moved here 3 years ago and found this "gem of a school". My boys (who have always attended public school in the past) acclimated well due to the friendly, caring staff and students. They have both found a great set of friends and have excelled in school in-spite of the challenging curriculum. The small class sizes are wonderful and the students get one-on-one attention from the well-educated teachers, as needed. Also, the College Counseling office has been great, they are incredibly knowledgable and well-connected to the college world. We are very happy with our decision to send our children to Saint Stephen's!
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5.0  5/17/2016
Our child, Bam, attended every week of St. Stephen's Summer Camp and it was amazing. Bam loved every week. The teachers were excellent! Every week there were different themes and so information packed into the week. He learned a ton and made so many friends. This was our first experience with St. Stephen's and a perfect way to transition him into his first year of Fledglings. Love it and so did Bam! Thank you teachers for putting so much thought and effort into your careers.
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5.0  5/17/2016
My son attended Saint Stephen's from Pre-K through high school. It was a wonderful experience for him and indeed for the whole family. The teachers are dedicated and determined to help their students succeed. Classes are small and one-on-one attention is always available. My son's university experience was enhanced by his years of training and learning at Saint Stephen's and he is now working for a Fortune 500 company. I attribute much of his success to the teachers and administrators of Saint Stephen's. It was worth every cent.
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5.0  7/24/2015
I attended two weeks of the summer camps at St. Stephens Episcopal School. The subjects were math and writing. They''re really awesome ! I totally loved math and writing after this Camp!
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5.0  7/24/2013
You can not find a better school in this area. If you want your child to have the best education this is the school. My son loves it and my daughter will be going next year. There are no second thoughts this is the best school.
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