College Counseling

The College Counseling Office at St. Stephen’s is staffed by four full-time college counselors and an office manager. The counselors offer more than 85 years’ combined experience in the field of admission and college counseling. 

They work as a team to support and engage students, stay abreast of current trends, and cultivate professional relationships. The counseling team hosts more than 120 college representatives each fall to visit with juniors and seniors, and the counselors also attend professional conferences and visit college campuses each year. At St. Stephen’s, the process of college planning is student-centered: the core of the college counseling program is the conference between student and counselor. Individual college conferences are available to all upper school students, with a required sequence of conferences in the junior and senior years that are crucial to the planning process. The counselors encourage communication from families and prepare student and school information for transmission to the colleges.

In the belief that each student has the right and the responsibility to make a personal choice of college, the school entrusts to the student the responsibilities of investigating colleges, applying to selected institutions, and meeting deadlines. The school, however, encourages students and provides active guidance through the process, within the above-mentioned series of individual, group, and parent meetings.

Our CEEB School Code is 440315

St. Stephen's students tend to be adventuresome and individualistic. This independent thinking makes the college counseling process at St. Stephen's an exciting journey for all involved.

For Colleges Visiting St. Stephen's

We’re delighted that you are interested in visiting the St. Stephen’s campus. 

If you have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, we welcome you to meet with our students in person. Please note, you may be required to wear a mask and to practice social distancing while on campus. You may be asked to meet with interested students outside rather than inside. We may be able to offer you lunch, depending on CDC guidelines and the guidance of our medical team.

We will update you with our current health protocols closer to the time of your visit. 

Remote visits are also an option if you prefer, or if you are not fully vaccinated. Visits, both in-person and remote, take place during our 11th-12th grade lunch period, which is 1:20-2:05 pm.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic and evolving situation. We have developed our current plan for fall visits with the understanding that conditions may change between now and then, requiring us to make further adjustments. We will communicate with you about any changes we make. 

St. Stephen's uses MaiaLearning to schedule visits to the school. We encourage you to create an account and sign up for a visit. If you need assistance, please contact Chrystal Key at ckey@sstx.org.

If you'd like to avoid meeting students on the same day as similar institutions or your common overlaps, check out our schedule to see who has already scheduled visits.

College Matriculation Map

College Counseling Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of LJ Johnson

    LJ Johnson 

    Director of College Counseling
    (512) 381-1458
  • Photo of Chrystal Key

    Chrystal Key 

    College Counseling Office Manager
    (512) 381-1455
  • Photo of Jonah O'Hara

    Jonah O'Hara 

    Director of College Counseling
    (512) 381-1455
  • Photo of Lynn Schweber

    Lynn Schweber 

    Director of College Counseling
    (512) 381-1454
  • Photo of Claire Simmonds

    Claire Simmonds 93

    Director of College Counseling
    (512) 327-1213
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213