St. Thomas' Episcopal School

Since 1955, Saint Thomas' Episcopal School (STE) has formed honorable men and women through a classical education grounded in a Christ-centered world view.
STE is a college preparatory day school serving 550 students in K-12.
Niche ranking consistently lists STE as a top Christian school in Houston, as well as one of the best K-12 schools in the city.
Our campus is located in the Meyerland area of southwest Houston.
Saint Thomas` Episcopal students have won recent state championships in swimming, cross country, orchestra, yearbook, soccer, and drum line, and in a typical year 100% of our graduates go to four year colleges and universities.
We also offer a world renowned Scottish Arts program that includes Highland dance, piping, and drumming.
In fall 2021 STE opened a new three-story Middle and Upper School building with state-of-the-art STEM and robotics classrooms.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 641 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
641 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas' Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$21,900 for K-5th $24,550 6th-8th $27,275 9th-12th
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Danny Kahalley
Admissions Associate
Casey First


School Notes

  • Saint Thomas` Episcopal School students carry their STE experiences with them through the rest of their lives, so we aim to cultivate a truly outstanding environment through exceptional academics, outstanding fine arts offerings and engaging athletic programs. As a private, Pre-K through 12 college preparatory school founded on Christian values, we believe in nurturing the mind and spirit of our students through classical and Christ-centered instruction. With a focus on personal instruction and college readiness, our graduates leave STE prepared for the rigors of higher education and, ultimately, to be kind and honorable citizens.
  • In order to better serve our church families, as well as current and future students, STE has greatly enhanced our current campus with sanctuary upgrades, a new state-of-the-art academic building, and an underground parking garage. The new academic building is home to our Middle and Upper Schools. Our Lower School is housed in a newly renovated two story building on campus.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of St. Thomas' Episcopal School?
The acceptance rate of St. Thomas' Episcopal School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. St. Thomas' Episcopal School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
Does St. Thomas' Episcopal School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Thomas' Episcopal School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Thomas' Episcopal School offer?
St. Thomas' Episcopal School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. St. Thomas' Episcopal School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is St. Thomas' Episcopal School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Thomas' Episcopal School?
The application deadline for St. Thomas' Episcopal School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is St. Thomas' Episcopal School located?
St. Thomas' Episcopal School is located in the Meyerland Area neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 7 other private schools located in Meyerland Area.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We love STE! Our children are happy and well educated. The curriculum is rigorous. The support is off the charts. The faculty and staff are top-notch. STE is a unique blend. The size of the school enables there to be a family feel that makes the school experience unique and meaningful. It is big enough to have strong teams and extracurricular activities and small enough to know everyone and consider them family.
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I went through St. Thomas (13 years) and received 8 years of Latin instruction. Latin provided an excellent grammatical background when I studied Asian languages in college. It also allowed me to function quite well in Italian when I was sent to Italy on business for a month. I have also come to believe that translating Latin is an excellent foundation for analyzing and interpreting complicated contract language.
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I love this school! It's a place of substance where academic literacy in math, English, natural science, social studies, and foreign languages is still honored. The students are remarkably respectful to teachers, and they're kind and supportive to each other. It's a formula that works: acceptances to Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Rice, and Carnegie Mellon this year; recent state champions in soccer, swimming, cross country, and basketball; state champions for their string orchestra and choir; one of the best yearbooks in the nation; and one of the best Scottish band and dance programs in the world prove that this is a small school that packs a big punch! I know my daughter's friends will be her friends for life, and she couldn't be surrounded by a better community of people.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 641 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $16,411 for elementary schools and $18,897 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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