Upper School

Curricular Philosophy

In today’s Information Age, critical thinking skills are more essential than ever. St. Stephen’s high school students learn more than facts and figures; they learn to question and reason independently. Our distinguished faculty is diverse and accomplished in a wide range of fields, but it is united in its passion for nurturing the intellectual and cultural growth of all students.

No matter what their interests may be, from literature, the social sciences, and foreign language, to science and technology, to the visual and performing arts, our broad course offerings give students the opportunities to pursue them. And while our academic standards are rigorous, the learning environment at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School recognizes and supports each student’s unique capabilities.

Visit the upper school course guide online to learn more.


Along with one of the finest private middle and high school faculties in the country, academics at St. Stephen’s are supported by first-rate facilities, including classrooms and computer labs outfitted with the latest technology, state-of-the-art fine arts studios and performance spaces. Recent additions to campus includes the 14 classroom Temple Academic Center, Wycliff and Freeman dormitories, Booth Student Center, Dining Hall, Bowen Fine Arts Studios, Dell Pedestrian Green, and the Spartan Fitness and Wellness Center. The new buildings received several architectural awards and have given students beautifully designed spaces to develop their mind, body, and spirit.

Signature programs range from core courses in history, English and theology, to Social Science Seminars and service learning.

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  • Grade 9

    English, History, Math, Health, Biology I, and Languages (French, Latin, Spanish, or Chinese).
  • Grade 10

    English, History, Math, Physical Education, Biology I, Chemistry I, Visual Studies I, II, or III, and Languages (Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese).
  • Grade 11

    English, History, Math, Physical Education Electives, Chemistry I, II or AP, Physics I, Biology I, II or AP, Visual Studies I, II, III or Advanced, Advanced Art History, Advanced Music Theory, and Languages (Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese).
  • Grade 12

    English, Theology, Physical Education Electives, Advanced Mathematics, Physics I, II, Chemistry I, II, Biology II, Visual Studies II, III or Advanced, Advanced Art History, Advanced Music Theory, Languages (Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese), Senior Social Science, European History.

Upper School Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is organized around chapel services, classes, study, meals, athletics, and extracurricular activities. A seven-day, rotating schedule allows ample flexibility and variation and encourages boarding and day school students to learn to make decisions about their use of time.
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Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213