The foundation of the St. Stephen's experience is the school's rigorous academic program. Long acknowledged as one of the region's pre-eminent college-preparatory schools, St. Stephen's has emerged as a national leader in preparatory education, and its graduates consistently go on to study at the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities.
The St. Stephen's academic program is designed for able, motivated young people who plan to attend college. Much is asked of these young people in terms of time, dedication, and effort while at St. Stephen's. In return, they receive a world-class education from teachers who are deeply committed not only to teaching but also to the success and well-being of their students. Small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty, both in and out of the classroom, ensure that every student can develop his or her potential to the fullest.
Daily academics . . . no, I cannot call them that. I feel the word 'daily' may sound a bit monotonous, and classes are far from it. Each day is new. One of the best things about this school is that teachers are encouraged to try out new teaching methods. Since many of our educators live on campus, they can more easily coordinate their lessons. When the art teacher wants to work on sculpting, she uses a theme from our English teacher on a current book we are reading. As we see the art come to life, so does the book. –Student '06