St. Stephen's Episcopal School Houston

  • At St. Stephen`s Episcopal School we provide a progressive, cohesive, and globally focused education for students 15 months 8th grade. Using the curricula of Montessori and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), we encourage our students to become lifelong learners and effective global citizens.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori 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 AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students227 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 35%
Students by GradeSt. Stephen's Episcopal School Houston Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size12 students
Advanced CoursesIB 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
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSpecific tuition costs are listed on our website on the Admissions page.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorApril Lord

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.All School Musical, Beta Club, Filmmaking, Guitar, Karate Classes, Music Composition, Photography, Piano, School Choir, Scouts, Soccer Shots, Student Council, Tennis, Upper Elementary Journalism, Yearbook Beta Club, Filmmaking, Guitar, Karate Classes, Photography, Piano, School Choir, Scouts, Soccer Shots, Tennis, Yearbook, All School Musical,
Music Composition,
Student Council,
Upper Elementary Journalism,

School Notes

  • St. Stephen`s is the only school in the United States that has a combined international curriculum that includes Montessori and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).  At St. Stephen`s, we have a tradition of excellence and educational leadership that offers inquisitive, inspired, and creative students a global framework for learning and engaging.  Through academic success, critical thinking, spiritual growth, and creative expression we are committed to providing an educational experience that isn`t a one-size-fits-all. At St. Stephen`s, we promote understanding and respect while instilling a sense of responsibility for our interconnected world. It is our focus to aid students to not only become good learners but also good people, providing a caring community that is true of moral as well as academic learning.
  • As an Episcopal school, we are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. It is also a distinguishing characteristic of St. Stephen's that we seek to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of each school community. Additionally, educational enrichment programs provide outdoor learning and team building opportunities at each grade level. While the low teacher-student ratio provides for individualized instruction and support. 
  • What's more, we have following offerings as an integrated part of our curriculum:
  • Da Vinci Lab: Referred to nationally as Makerspaces, our Da Vinci lab provides a space for students to explore the intersection of arts, science, and technology through their own self-directed projects. 
  • Fine Arts: Our Fine Arts Program is fully integrated with the core curriculum and our students are provided creative outlets to express what they are learning in history, math, literature, and science.
  • Travel: Global interactions enliven the learning environment and contribute to students` understanding of different cultures, the natural world and scientific exploration.
  • Technology: With all levels using integrated technology resources, St. Stephen's is dedicated to an educational process that fosters both independent and collaborative work experiences amongst students and faculty.
  • Our commitment to a holistic education, while upholding rigorous standards, and providing a safe, respectful, and accepting environment for all students is what sets our school apart from the rest. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  5/30/2013
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.
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