Admission

Campus Visits

Campus Visits

Like many things in life, seeing is believing. The best way to see if St. Stephen's in Austin, Texas is right for you is to visit the campus in person. 

We invite you to participate in any of our on campus and virtual visits. Below are opportunities to experience St. Stephen's boarding and day school, explore our academic and extracurricular programs, and learn more about the admission process - then register online. We're looking forward to meeting you soon!

Campus Visit Days

Campus Visit Days are offered to students during the year of their application to St. Stephen's. Please only register for one Campus Visit Day. The prospective student and up to two parents may attend. 

Students will attend two classes, have lunch with current students and take a campus tour. Parents will meet with administrators and take a campus tour. Campus visits are not required to complete an application to St. Stephen’s.  Registration is limited and days will close at capacity.
 
Boarding students are welcome to register for the Campus Visit Days or make a campus visit appointment by calling the Office of Admission.

Middle School Campus Visit Days

Middle School Campus Visit Days begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m.

Grade 6
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 (closed)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (closed)
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 (closed)
  • Monday, Nov. 14 (closed)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 (closed)
  • Monday, Dec. 12 (closed)
  • Friday, Jan. 6
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10 
  • Thursday, Jan. 12
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23

Grades 7-8
  • Thursday, Jan. 12

6th Grade Campus Visit Registration
7th and 8th Grade Campus Visit Registration

Upper School Campus Visit Days

Upper School Campus Visit Days begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:15 p.m.

Grade 9
  • Friday, Oct. 28 (closed)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 (closed)
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 

Grades 10-11
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17

9th Grade Day Campus Visit Registration
9th-11th Grade Boarding Campus Visit Registration

Virtual Chats

Join Lawrence Sampleton, Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, for an informal chat about applying to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School for the 2023-24 academic year. In addition to an introduction to our community, there will be a review of our admission process and financial aid opportunities. This will also be a great way to learn about other Admission events. The chat will conclude with a brief Q&A session. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5,
    8:30-9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11,
    7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26,
    8:30-9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1,
    7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov.
    30 8:30-9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6,
    7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14,
    8:30-9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3,
    7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan.17,
    7:00-7:30 p.m.

Parent Coffees

This on campus event is for parents only and will feature administrators, division heads, current parents, and admission officers. Join us in the Dining Hall to learn about strategic plans, academic philosophy and support, activity outside the classroom, and much more. 

Upper School Parent Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9:00 a.m
Register here

Middle School Parent Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Register here

Boarding Student Visits

Boarding applicants for the 2023-24 school year may schedule a campus visit appointment by sending an email to Ramona Ward at rward@sstx.org. Most campus visits are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays, with a few taking place on Saturdays. Each visit is customized and may include class visits, lunch on campus, a campus tour, an interview, and meetings with program directors or coaches. Boarding applicants may instead choose to attend one of the Campus Visit Days scheduled November - January.

PRC, Hong Kong, and Taiwan In-Person Campus Visit Days

These days are scheduled for families from PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan only.

  • Thursday, Dec. 15
  • Monday, January 9
  • Tuesday, January 17
  • Wednesday, February 1
St. Stephen’s has a long history of welcoming students from Asia and other countries. We ask students applying for admission from PRC/Hong Kong/Taiwan to attend one of the sessions designed specifically for you.

Your campus visit will include a Question & Answer session, campus and dorm tour, lunch with current international students, and student and parent interviews. This visit allows you to learn more about St. Stephen’s academic, residential, and extra-curricular opportunities. There are a limited number of spaces available each day and reservations are required. Applicants from PRC, Hong Kong, and Taiwan may ONLY visit campus on the dates listed below.
 
In order to be considered for the first round of admission decisions, students registered for the February 1st Visit Day must have completed all parts of the Application for Admission, with the exception of the interview, before arriving on campus.

Discovery Weekend, Dec. 2-5, 2022

Discovery Weekend offers families a deep dive into the St. Stephen’s experience. Following is an overview of the weekend’ events.
 
  • Friday, Dec. 2: Prospective boarding families have the opportunity to visit classes, take tours and meet current students 
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: Parents of applicants can attend a financial aid workshop, while prospective boarding and day students attend athletic clinics and competitions, participate in fine art workshops, watch the Upper School winter play and join in other on campus activities. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 4: The Open House for Admission provides a great opportunity for parents and students to attend mini mock class sessions and meet teachers and program directors at a reception. 
  • Monday, Dec. 5: Prospective boarding families have the opportunity to visit classes, take tours and meet current students.
Registration for Discovery Weekend and a schedule of events will be posted October 1. Please be sure to complete the Request Information card to receive notification as soon as it is available.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213