Our mission statement: St. Stephen Catholic School is devoted to inspiring students to achieve their full academic potential while demonstrating a desire to continue Jesus' mission by applying Catholic morals, beliefs, values and practices in thier everyday lives.
We are committed to motivating students to sustain a lifelong love of learning.
Core Values: St. Stephen Catholic School students/graduates are critical thinkers, reach their highest acedemic potential, live with integrity, are respectful, are life long learners, are so rooted in thier catholic identity that they apply Catholic beliefs, morals and values to everyday life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. St.ephen Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Accept MacKay Scholarship
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
327 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. St.ephen Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
(navy bottoms/plaid skort/polo shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full and Catholic rates.
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Art Club, Bell Choir, Chorus, Drama, Media Club, National Junior Honor Society, Rising Stars, Spirit of Service (SOS) Club, Student Council, Technology Club

Club or Organization:
Poetry Club, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Clinic

School Notes

  • Curriculum:  A Catholic education is one that is both challenging and rewarding.  St. Stephen Catholic School's curriculum is based on the Diocesan benchmark along with nathional standards ( focusing on Common Core Standards) for each subject area.  These high standards, combined with strong motivation and a caring atmosphere, provide each child the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their full academic potentiall.  St. Stephen  catholic School is accredited through the Florida Catholic Conference and adheres to the guidelines of the Diocesan office.
  • Academic areas are:  religion, reading, language art/creative writing, math, social studies, science, sSpanish, art, music, computer technology and physical education.
  • Financial aid is available to active parishioners of St. Stephen catholic Church.  We also offer the Mckay Scholarship and Step-Up For Students.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
As a parent, you want the absolute best for your child. St. Stephen's has made my sons the caring, moral, Christian young men that they are today. You will not find a better community of individuals who foster the teachings of Jesus Christ in the area. I am so very grateful for all that St. Stephens has given us.
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Caring teachers and innovative programs highly recommend as the student is their top priority.
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We love this school. We have been at this school for the past 3 years and love it. It is definitely a second home for our children, a place where they feel safe, loved and educated. They also have high expectations for our children and the morals that we teach at home are carried over to the classroom. We look forward to our children continuing their education at this school. My best advice if you are looking for a school for your children: dont base your decision on reviews, visit the school and decide what's best for your family.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hillsborough County, FL is $8,095 for elementary schools and $8,720 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hillsborough County, FL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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