St. Stephen's is a pioneering coeducational day and boarding school in Austin, Texas, serving students in grades 6-12. The school provides a distinctive college preparatory curriculum within a balanced program of academics, athletics, service learning and the arts.
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.
Our student body comprises nearly 700 students
from 25 Texas cities
, 10 states and 19 countries
, including Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, France, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Peru, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Vietnam. Thirty percent are domestic students of color with an additional 19% of students coming from outside the U.S. Among the 487 students in Upper School and 207 in Middle School, 523 are day students and 171 are residential boarders.
St. Stephen's employs more than 100 faculty and academic administrators; more than 50 percent hold advanced degrees
and 38 are residential employees
. The student-teacher ratio is 8:1
, and the average class size is 17
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