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.
Ranked the 2019 #1 Best Christian High School in the Houston area by Niche ratings.
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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 604 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
604 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas' Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
87 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
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$16,715 for K-5th $18,830 6th-8th $21,060 9th-12th
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Danny Kahalley
Admissions Associate
Hazel McWhinnie


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 will greatly enhance our current campus with sanctuary upgrades, a new state-of-the-art academic building, and an underground parking garage. The new academic building will be home to our Middle and Upper Schools. Our Lower School will move to the current Upper School building.  Expected completion of the new academic building is November 2021.
Profile last updated: 05/07/2021

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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 604 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $13,039 for elementary schools and $15,969 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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