St. Stephen's Episcopal School

St. Stephen`s Episcopal School is a coeducational boarding and day school on a 374 acre campus in Austin, Texas. For over 70 years, we have provided a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics and the arts. With 700 boarding and day students from across the U.S. and more than 20 countries, we are a diverse, inclusive and supportive community that fosters healthy, balanced lifestyles in our students while preparing them for success in college and beyond. St. Stephen`s also offers three special programs: Tennis Academy, Soccer Academy and Theatre Focus. These combine college preparatory academics with highly specialized training and instruction delivered by experienced professionals.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,800
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Stephen's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1950
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
707 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Computer Science, Advanced European History, Advanced Language Courses, Advanced Precalculus, Advanced Statistics, Astrophysics, Biology II, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry II, Geology, Multivariable Analysis, Physics II, Principles of Engineering, Social Science Seminars
Average SAT score
1380
Average ACT score
32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Total Costs including tuition, facilities use fee and food: Middle School Day - 37800 Upper School Day -39700 Boarding -74400
Summer Program Cost Notes
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$43,766
Acceptance Rate
54%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lawrence Sampleton
Admissions Associate
Allison Center
Endowment Size
$30 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ceramics, Chinese Culture Club, Debate Team, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Japanese Culture Club, Latin Club, Literary Society, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Spanish Culture Club, Student Councils

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Jazz Band, Photography, Private Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Adventure Club, Canoeing, Caving, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Water Polo

School Notes

Why Families Choose St. Stephen's
Personalized Learning
  • Value individual expression and intellectual freedom
  • Encourage the pursuit of passions and participation in new learning experiences
  • Foster meaningful student-faculty relationshipsKnow your child as a unique individual inside and outside the classroom
Supportive Community
  • Provide a safe community where students can take risks, make mistakes and grow from experience
  • Inspire student engagement and connection through a variety of programs on and off campus
  • Honor the inherent dignity of every individual while cultivating a sense of belonging
Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle
  • Support students with a team of advisors, counselors, learning specialists and dorm parents
  • Teach life skills that are essential to success in college and beyond
  • Provide opportunities for every student to shine through a balanced program of academics, athletics, fine arts and extracurriculars
Becoming Global Citizens
  • Foster a love of learning and spirit of service
  • Produce leaders ready to improve the worldInstill a strong sense of self and commitment to others
  • Cultivate self-sufficiency and independent thinking
  • Provide opportunities to interact with peers from other cultures and learn to see the world through their eyes
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jarrett Allen - In 2017 Jarrett was recruited by the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association after his freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    • Simi Olabisi - As an undergraduate at Santa Clara University studying bioengineering, Simi created solar neonatal incubators to save the lives of babies born in locales with no or limited electricity as was the case at her own birth in Nigeria.
    • Ross Ohlendorf - Ross is an former professional baseball pitcher. After graduating from Princeton University, he played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds.
    • General Charles C. Campbell - General Campbell became the 17th Commanding General of the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) in 2007. When he retired in 2010 he was the last continuously-serving general officer who saw action in Vietnam to leave active duty.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Stephen's Episcopal School cost?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $37,800 for private students.
What schools are St. Stephen's Episcopal School often compared to?
St. Stephen's Episcopal Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Andrew's Episcopal School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
The acceptance rate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. St. Stephen's Episcopal School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School famous alumni include: Jarrett Allen, Simi Olabisi, Ross Ohlendorf and General Charles C. Campbell.
Does St. Stephen's Episcopal School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Stephen's Episcopal School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Stephen's Episcopal School offer?
St. Stephen's Episcopal School offers 24 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. St. Stephen's Episcopal School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is St. Stephen's Episcopal School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Stephen's Episcopal School?
The application deadline for St. Stephen's Episcopal School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,800
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $13,565 for elementary schools and $15,962 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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