St. Stephen Of Hungary School

Tel: (212)288-1989
Religious education is integrated into real life application and focuses on teaching the students to share their talents and time with others. Mass is attended bi-monthly by age group and allows students to become active participants in their spiritual development.
Religious education is integrated into real life application and focuses on teaching the students to share their talents and time with others. Mass is attended bi-monthly by age group and allows students to become active participants in their spiritual development.
Non-fiction reading and writing is emphasized to prepare students for the challenges they will face in the real world.
Students actively engage in collaborative small groups to develop problem solving skills, conflict resolution strategies, and their sense of independence.
Instilling Franciscan values is a cornerstone of St. Stephen School’s curriculum.  Students engage in service projects, such as making sandwiches for the Midnight Run program to serve those in need.
In the St. Stephen School rooftop garden, students help grow vegetables and other edible plants.  This interactive learning space allows science to come alive as students engage in planting, measuring, caring for, and ultimately harvesting lettuce, broccoli, herbs, and much more.
Student learning is centered around real life problems and project based learning to empower students.  Learning is hands-on and minds-on.
St. Stephen students in grade 4-8 use iPads in mathematics class in order to manipulate numbers and figures and build conceptual understanding.  At all ages, technology is integrated into the curriculum to teach 21st century skills alongside core curriculum.
Working in partnership with various New York City organizations supports the school’s mission of developing each student holistically.  Students are able to engage in activities such as fencing, violin, acting classes, robotics, yoga, and sports clinics.
St. Stephen School welcomes and encourages a diverse and engaged parent and family community.  Working in partnership with the Parents Association, St. Stephen School provides numerous opportunities to meet the needs of our diverse parent body.
  • St. Stephen of Hungary School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade award-winning Catholic school with a rich heritage of academic excellence. By nurturing each student`s mind, body and spirit in the Franciscan tradition, St. Stephen School prepares its students to be passionate leaders and self-confident lifelong learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students376 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSt. Stephen Of Hungary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Advanced CoursesAccelerated Math, Advanced Science,
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,500
Tuition NotesAverage tuition (not including fees)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Admissions DirectorMrs. Jennifer DeSpirito


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Indoor SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School, Kids' Club

Club or Organization:
French, Gardening, Robotics, Student Council, Video Game Design, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Fine Arts, Violin

School Notes

  • St. Stephen of Hungary School provides an enriching adventure as each member of the school community embarks on an individualized educational experience. St. Stephen creates a community of learners, which includes students and parents, administrators and faculty members, as well as parishioners and other community members. By addressing each individual`s specific needs and interests, St. Stephen School fosters collaboration, learning, and growth for its community members in a warm, nurturing environment. Gathering and assembling the community frequently is an essential component of the learning experience. Through a curriculum rich in engaging activities as well as project based learning, students will apply their skills and talents through real life application. 
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