Honoring All Faiths

About

Who We Are

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.

Pioneering History

Founded in 1950 by the Episcopal Dioceses of Texas, our school has a rich history of teaching students of all backgrounds and cultures to live together in community. St. Stephen’s was the first coeducational Episcopal school in the United States and the first integrated boarding school in the South. Our mission and core values are rooted in progressive, yet resolute, principles: honor all faiths and traditions, support equity and inclusion, respect other cultures and perspectives, promote social justice, serve others and be good stewards of the environment.

Diverse Student Body, Global Community

Our student body comprises nearly 690 students from 25 Texas cities, nine states and 13 countries. Thirty percent are domestic students of color with an additional 19 percent of students coming from outside the United States. By interacting with classmates from other backgrounds, students learn to see the world through the lenses of others. This helps them develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our world. In this environment, students achieve their full potential by stretching themselves, making mistakes and growing from their experiences as members of a loving community.

Talented and Dedicated Faculty

St. Stephen's employs more than 100 faculty and academic administrators; more than 50 percent hold advanced degrees and 38 are residential employees. Our faculty get to know each student as a unique individual by interacting with them in class, on playing fields, and through a variety of extracurricular activities. The student-teacher ratio is 8:1, and the average class size is 17. 

The St. Stephen's Experience

All these factors contribute to the one-of-a-kind St. Stephen's Experience, which offers highly personalized learning in a supportive and inclusive community, where students are taught to achieve healthy, balanced lifestyles and become responsible global citizens.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213