St. Stephen's Episcopal School Houston

Tel: (713)821-9100
Grades: PK-12 | 297 students
St. Stephen's is a parish school which began as an independent Montessori School at Palmer Memoral Episcopal Church in 1971.
The spiritual growth of each student held equal importance to each student's academic, social, emotional, and physical growth.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Houston embraces Montessori principles to nurture the gifts and character of each student to inspire spiritual growth, creative expression, responsible citizenship and academic success, in preparation for higher education.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students 297 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade St. Stephen's Episcopal School Houston Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Advanced Courses IB Chemistry I & II, IB English III & IV, IB Filmmaking III & IV, IB History of the Americas I & II, IB Math Studies I & II, IB Mathematics I & II, IB Spanish IV & V, IB Visual Ats III & IV, IB World Religions I & II
Average SAT score 1220
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Specific tuition costs are listed on our website on the Admissions page.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Admissions Director Ky Willson
Admissions Associate April Lord


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. All School Musical, Charis Society, Filmmaking, Guitar, Music Composition, Photography, Piano, Piano, Student Council, Upper Elementary Journalism Charis Society, Filmmaking, Guitar, Photography, Piano, Piano, All School Musical,
Music Composition,
Student Council,
Upper Elementary Journalism,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Johns Lower School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anne Catholic School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anne Catholic School (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-8 | 444 students
    0.5 miles
    2120 Westheimer Road
    Houston, TX 77098
  • Houston
    Grades: NS-8 | 678 students
    0.7 miles
    3600 Yoakum Blvd
    Houston, TX 77006
  • Houston
    The School For Young Children
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-6 | 66 students
    0.9 miles
    810 Sul Ross St
    Houston, TX 77006
  • Houston
    The Harris School
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-8 | 33 students
    1 miles
    900 Lovett Blvd
    Houston, TX 77006
  • Houston
    The Joy School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 101 students
    1 miles
    1 Chelsea Blvd
    Houston, TX 77006

School Reviews

I am so happy that we found St. Stephen''s. Every day my children (1st grade and pre-k) come home excited about what they learned at school. The academics are superb. The students are taught broad concepts and problem solving rather than memorizing facts for a test. The lower school provides an excellent Montessori program that has allowed my children to thrive. We are very excited for the new International Middle Years Curriculum and the IB program in the High School. St. Stephen''s is truly diverse and very international. Each child is proud of what makes him or her unique and interested in the differences in each other. The community is warm and open. In addition to excellent academics, St. Stephen''s is committed to a vibrant fine arts, music and drama program.
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/13
We could not be happier with St. Stephens. My son is in Primary and has been attending St. Stephens for a year. I am amazed everyday by the amount he has learned in such a short time. He has grown academically and socially. I love the diversity and the culture of the school. The parents and teachers are very down to earth in nature. I am also very impressed by the Spanish, PE, and Music curriculum as well. My son has already participated in a play and a musical program. We highly recommend St. Stephens for those considering Montessori.
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/13

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