The Spartan Spark. Call it what you will — curiosity, enthusiasm, persistence or service to others — it is an openness to create, to learn, to explore. St. Stephen’s has been nurturing its students’ intellectual, athletic, and artistic skills and talents for the past 66 years. But we cannot do it alone. Each year we count on help from the full school community to fulfill our mission of providing an extraordinary school experience to our students.

Annual Giving contributions help close the gap that exists between tuition and the actual cost of a St. Stephen’s education—approximately $2,500 per student. And it touches all aspects of the quality of our school, supplying 8 percent of the overall operating budget. Your participation matters. 

Your gifts directly support: 

  • Small class sizes
  • Attracting and retaining talented teachers
  • Financial aid
  • Academic, athletic, visual and performing art programs
  • Physical health and mental wellness programs
  • Service trips and community service programs
  • Maintenance and improvements to the school grounds
Every gift counts and is an important investment in this extraordinary school on a hill.  It is our hope and expectation that all members of our community will share this responsibility and choose to support St. Stephen’s at whatever level they are comfortable. All gifts—large or small—will be gratefully received and wisely used.   

Thank you for your loyal and generous support.

We hope and expect that all members of our community will share this responsibility and support St. Stephen’s at whatever level they are comfortable. If you make one gift to St. Stephen’s this year, please consider the Annual Fund, First!

We are grateful for your ongoing and generous support.

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Goals and Progress as of October 17, 2016

Goal, 2016–17 $1,300,000
Total Donations $419,630.92
% of Goal 42%
Fiscal Year
Aug. 1 to July 31

Total Donations $61,350
% Participation 72%
Total Donations $311,825
% Participation 41%
Total Donations $24,766
% Participation 2%
Total Donations $1,600
% Participation 2%
Faculty and Staff  
Total Donations $15,980
% Participation 72%
Former Parents, Grandparents and Friends 
Total Donations $4,109
% Participation 5%

Parent Participation by Class
2017 25%
2018 33%
2019 38%
2020 35%
2021 35%
2022 48%
2023 42%