St. Stephens Episcopal School

St. Stephen's is a pioneering coeducational day and boarding school in Austin, Texas, serving students in grades 6-12.
We offer a distinctive college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics, service learning and the arts.
Our mission is to inspire a lasting love of learning and spirit of service so that each of our students lives a life of meaning and enriches the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1950
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students684 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade St. Stephens Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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 score1400
Average ACT score31
Average Percentile SSAT81%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,900
Tuition NotesDomestic Boarding -65175 International Boarding - 68050 Day -34900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$40,941
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLawrence Sampleton
Admissions AssociateAllison Center
Endowment Size$25 million


Total Sports Offered24 sports
SportsBadminton, 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, WeightliftingBadmintonBallet,
CrewCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
Flag FootballFootball,
Mountain BikingRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Bible Study, Book Club, Breakthrough Mentors, Ceramics, Chinese Culture Club, Coding, Cooking Adventures, Debate Team, Engineering Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Environmental Club, Feminism Club, Japanese Culture Club, Kudos Club, Latin Club, Literary Society, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, Newspaper, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Spanish Culture Club, Student Councils

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Improv, Jazz Band, Private Lessons, theater Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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

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