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Living into the Promise

The founders of St. Stephen's envisioned an inclusive village of teachers and students living into the promise to develop sharp minds, have humble hearts and be willing to see beyond themselves.
  • Rigorous academic environment that encompasses active inquiry and fosters a love of learning
  • Balanced offering of academic programs, athletics, and the arts, in which students are encouraged to discover and develop their individual gifts and passions
  • Dedicated faculty committed to an educational experience that transcends the classroom
  • Spirit-centered community that respects and honors all faiths, grounded by daily worship in the Episcopal tradition
  • Unique community of residential and day faculty, boarding and day students
  • Sense of service as a part of one's rule of life
  • Continuing commitment to a diverse, inclusive community that respects the dignity of every human being
  • Fierce attachment to, and stewardship of, our 370-acre campus located on the Balcones escarpment overlooking Lake Austin
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Vision Statement
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School graduates possess sharp minds, great and humble hearts, and strong spirits. To this end, the school will retain and attract a faculty of truly exceptional educators, supported by a sustainable financial and physical environment. (Adopted 8/2008)
Vision Statement Definitions
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Mission
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a coeducational boarding and day school of the Diocese of Texas, is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, which nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dignity of every human being. We challenge motivated students to live intelligently, creatively and humanely as contributing members of society. We develop the whole person by providing rigorous academic preparation, stimulating physical activities and rich opportunities in the fine arts.