- St. Stephen's Academy's vision is to be one of the leading PK-12 classical Christian schools in the Pacific Northwest. We aim to equip children to be lifelong learners and to provide them with a body of knowledge that enables them to comprehend the world in which they live, to engage contemporary culture with a biblical worldview, and to communicate clearly and graciously.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Other school association(s)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||249 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||18 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Average SAT score||1330|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition (including fees) 2016-17: Pre-K - $2,325, Kindergarten - $3,600, Grades 1-6 - $6,500, Grades 7-8 - $7,350, Grade 9 - $7,870, Grades 10-12 - $8,490|
|% on Financial Aid||
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||John Breckenridge|
|Admissions Associate||Ruth Turner|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and FieldArchery, Basketball,
Cross Country, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Drama, Lego Robotics, Mock Trial Team, Strings, Yearbook Drama, Lego Robotics, Strings, Yearbook, Mock Trial Team,
- We want our children to grow up with a passionate desire to seek and understand truth. We do not want well-educated adults who have merely learned to "win" arguments or "spin" facts. Rather, they should understand truth and be concerned to promote and defend it persuasively. We believe that this is an essential component of healthy families, a healthy culture, government, and society.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
TigardGrades: PK-8 | 333 students
12645 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223
PortlandGrades: K-8 | 340 students
1260 Nw Saltzman Road
Portland, OR 97229
4275 SW 148th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97078
AlohaGrades: PK-12 | 291 students
16860 Sw Blanton St
Aloha, OR 97007
BeavertonGrades: PK-8 | 290 students
13755 Sw Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
From the warm welcome at the beginning, to the heart of the teachers and staff to truly know each of their students' needs, to the high standards of the academics and instruction, to the culture of excellence and godly consideration that produces self-governing students, St Stephens has exceeded our expectations in every way. Truly, our family has been blessed in countless ways by the St Stephens community. What a stunning example of Christian community, grace and truth, wisdom, and professionalism we have experienced through our interactions with the staff! We appreciate the emphasis on decorum and inner character over image, and see the character of the faculty and administration shine through in everything they do! What a breath of fresh air in the private school arena St Stephens is!
- Posted by Parent - the Siegmann family
My son was going to a different school every year from pre-k to first grade, private, immersion, public. After first grade at our local Grade A public school, we asked ourselves what did he learned in one year? We couldn't name anything significant. That's when we decided that his time was too precious to be skating through his grade school years. We were so happy to have found a home at St. Stephens for second grade. He came home everyday telling us all the new things he has learned. The amount of geography and civilization that he learned in second grade was similar to our 7th grade public middle school child, just not as in-depth. The smaller class size was extremely beneficial for our son who can be easily distracted. His teacher made him accountable for his work. He had a lot of re-dos, it was painful, but necessary. He is in third grade now, and he is happy to be at St. Stephens; he talks about staying through high school. The curriculum is difficult, but now I realize that my son does have the capacity to learn so much more, when it is expected of him.
- Posted by Parent - Lisa Y
We have attended St. Stephens Academy for 8 years now and we are so pleased with the education our children are receiving. The staff cares about our children and their success. Our children are not only being taught, but are learning to love learning. They are not being told what to think, but how to think and that will serve them long after their academic years.
- Posted by Parent - Karissa Kuns
May 25, 2017
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